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Gleneagles Global Hospitals bags two prestigious accreditations

09 October 2018 | News

Gleneagles Global Hospitals is the only hospital to be conferred with this recognition in both the states of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh and is the second in South India.

Sr. Consultant, Surgical Gastroenterology, Minimal Access GI & Bariatric Surgery addressing the media

Sr. Consultant, Surgical Gastroenterology, Minimal Access GI & Bariatric Surgery addressing the media

Gleneagles Global Hospitals, a Parkway Pantai Enterprise, announced that it has been certified as a “CENTRE OF EXCELLENCE FOR METABOLIC & BARIATRIC SURGERY” AND “CENTRE OF EXCELLENCE FOR HERNIA SURGERY” by Surgical Review Corporation (SRC), USA.

Gleneagles Global Hospitals is the only Hospital to be conferred with this recognition in both the states of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh and is the second in South India. Gleneagles Global Hospitals is known for providing highest quality care for patients who undergo bariatric and hernia surgeries and in the last one year a total of 500 surgeries were performed, which is a testimony for its outstanding clinical excellence and patient-care.

This award is a result of the efforts put in by Dr. K S Lakshmi, who has remarkably contributed to the field of Surgical Gastroenterology, Minimal Access & Bariatric Surgery, to Gleneagles Global Hospitals as well. The parameters that were judged by SRC (USA) to give these certifications to Gleneagles Global Hospitals were the Processes, Protocols, Clinical Pathways and Volume of work.

Chairman of Gleneagles Global Hospitals, Dr. K Ravindranath said "Individuals affected by obesity usually try to lose weight by conventional means such as dieting, increasing exercise, commercial weight-loss programs, etc. but in the long term bariatric (weight-loss) surgery is the only effective treatment. It helps to improve or resolve more than 40 obesity-related diseases and conditions, including type-2 diabetes, heart disease, certain cancers, sleep apnea, GERD, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and joint problems. Dr. K Ravindranath said that the same applies to management of Hernias. Even though Hernia Surgery is a very common Surgical procedure, the results vary from surgeon to surgeon and center to center. The best surgeon and center should have least recurrence rate (less than 1%) and infection rate. This has been successfully achieved at GLENEAGLES GLOBAL HOSPITALS. A key component to this treatment is the accreditation process, which is awarded by the Surgical Review Corporation (SRC), USA which administers, best-in-class Global standards for quality surgical care."

Chairman of Gleneagles Global Hospitals further said "It is indeed an honour to be declared as a Centre of Excellence by SRC for Hernia surgery Metabolic & Bariatric surgery. This is in recognition of the values we strive for.

At Gleneagles Global Hospitals, we believe in quality healthcare, which can be achieved only through pursuit of excellence, through Innovation, teamwork and a constant restlessness to surpass our own exacting standards. I congratulate Dr. Lakshmi for her success and greatly admire her drive and ambition to achieve perfection."

Dr. Vijay Vemuri, Regional COO- Gleneagles Global Hospitals, Hyderabad remarked that "Gleneagles Global Hospitals is strongly focused on improving safety and quality of patient care, lowering the overall costs associated with successful treatment. It is a teamwork spearheaded by Dr. Lakshmi at Gleneagles Global Hospitals and her efforts are highly commendable."

Dr. Lakshmi, who has performed more than 30,000 Minimal Access, 1500 plus Bariatric Procedures has an extensive experience of performing more than 5000 standard to complex Laparoscopic Hernia Repairs said, "Our job does not stop at the surgery level. Postoperative care, patient education, long-term follow-up and cooperation from support groups are very important part of the process, and ‘I’ greatly appreciate the cooperation from all my colleagues and staff members at Gleneagles Global Hospital."

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