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  • Prof. Dr. Mohamed Rela

    Hepatologist, Chennai, India

    Director, 31 years of experience , MBBS, MS, FRCS Dr. Rela Institute and Medical Centre, Chennai  Highlights
    • Renowned surgeon known for his expertise on liver transplantation and hepatopancreatobiliary (HPB) surgery and performed more than 3000 liver transplant surgeries so far
    • In Dec 1997, a team led by him has done a successful liver transplantation for a five-day-old girl, which made him an entry into the Guinness Book of Records in 2000
    • Carried out the first living related Liver Transplant on a patient with acute Liver Failure in the UK
    • Successfully done a liver transplant for a four-and-a-half-year-old girl suffering from a terminal stage liver disease
    • Participated as part of a team from King's College Hospital, London which did liver transplant(s) six times for a patient to save her life by performing a bone marrow transplant
    • A team led by him has successfully done Swap liver transplantation on Adults (first of its kind in India), at Global Hospitals & Health city, Chennai
    • Research interest is in the field of liver regeneration and harnessing its potential in making liver surgery safer for liver donors, liver recipients and for patients with advanced liver tumors


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  • Dr. Arvinder Singh Soin

    Hepatologist, Gurgaon, India

    Chairman, 30 years of experience , MBBS, MS, FRCS Medanta - The Medicity, Gurgaon  Highlights
    • Currently associated as the Chairman of the Liver Transplantation and Regenerative Medicine department of Medanta HospitalGurgaon.
    • Established liver transplantation in India and has experience of 21 years as a Liver Transplant Surgeon and Hepatobiliary surgeon.
    • Performed over 1500 liver transplants and over 12000 other complex liver, gall bladder and bile duct surgeries.
    • Expertise are Liver Cancer, Cirrhosis, Bile Duct cancer, Gall Bladder Cancer, Biliary stricture, Liver Cyst, Liver Metastases and Biliary Atresia, to name a few.
    • Previously worked as Senior Consultant of Transplant / Hepato- biliary Surgery at Sri Ganga Ram Hospital, New Delhi, in various hospitals in UK and as a Senior Consultant of Transplant at AIIMS, New Delhi.
    • Awarded The Padma Shri by the President of India for developing a comprehensive Liver transplant programme in country in 2010.
    • Member of prestigious organisations likeassociation of Surgeons of India, British Transplantation Society, Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, and many more.
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  • Dr. Anupam Saha

    Hepatologist, New Delhi, India

    HOD, 20 years of experience , MBBS, MS, Fellowship Venkateshwar Hospital, New Delhi  Highlights
    • Gastro-Intestinal and Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Surgeon with 20+ years of experience
    • Pioneered liver transplantation in the Indian Armed Forces, among both living donors as well as deceased donor liver transplantation
    • Performed over 250 liver transplantations involving both, adults as well as pediatric patients
    • Holds experience in performing complex Hepatic, Pancreato- Biliary, as well as Gastro Intestinal Surgeries
    • Special Interests are Living and deceased donor liver transplantation, Liver resections, Biliary cancers and Pancreatic Resections
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  • Dr. Vivek Vij

    Hepatologist, New Delhi, India

    Director, 17 years of experience , MBBS, MS, DNB Fortis Memorial Research Institute, Gurgaon  Highlights
    • Leading Fortis Liver Transplant team with cumulative experience of more than 2000 liver transplants
    • Performed more than 500 liver transplants with minimum complications
    • Performed combined liver kidney and dual transplants as one of the firsts in India.
    • Performed 350 major hepatectomies were performed without blood transfusion and bile leak. 
    • Pioneer  for Liver transplant procedures
    • Performed whole range of advanced GI surgical procedures including Whipple's pancreaticoduodenectomy to colonic interposition in corrosive injuries.
    • Performed more than 500 non-transplant liver resections including radical cholecystectomies and segmental liver resections.
    • Only candidate from India to be selected in prestigious Roche Preceptorship Program from Alabama, USA in the year 2006
    • Interests are GI cancers, he believes in providing holistic approach for treating patients. Pancreaticoduodenectomy and biliary injuries specially interest him as a gastro surgeon. 
    • Published in top indexed journal for transplantation (American Journal of Transplantation, Liver Transplantation) about his work in liver transplant.
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  • Dr. Sanjay Govil

    Hepatologist, Chennai, India

    Senior Consultant, 25 years of experience , MBBS, MS, FRCS Global Hospitals, Chennai  Highlights
    • Currently associated as Senior Consultant with Department of Liver Transplant at Global Hospitals, Chennai
    • Holds vast experience of 25 years as an accomplished HPB, GI oncology and Liver transplant surgeon
    • Holds special interest in and deft at performing Liver transplant surgeries
    • Contributed many papers on general, GI and HPB surgeries in various journals in India and abroad
    • Member of various renowned organizations such as Association of Surgeons of India and The Indian Association of Surgical Gastroenterology (Executive committee member, 2008-2010)
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  • Dr. Murugan N

    Hepatologist, Chennai, India

    Consultant, 20 years of experience , MBBS, FRCP Apollo Hospitals, Greams Road, Chennai  Highlights
    • Currently associated as consultant with department of Hepatology at Apollo Hospital, Chennai
    • One of the leading Hepatologist and Liver Transplant Physician based in Chennai
    • Holds 14 years of experience in endoscopic procedures
    • Specializes in Viral Hepatitis, Fatty Liver, Liver Failure, Liver ICU management and Liver Transplantation
    • Expert in Colonoscopy and polypectomy Insertion of Colonic stents Emergency colonoscopic intervention for lower GI bleeding ERCP
    • Experienced in the treatment of patients with Viral hepatitis, in managing patients with end stage liver disease, in the assessment and work up of patients prior to liver transplantation, pre and post-operative care, and long-term management of immune suppression
    • Till now, has recent experience of 15 successful liver transplants
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  • Dr. Avnish Seth

    Hepatologist, Gurgaon, India

    Director, 35 years of experience , MBBS, MD, DM Fortis Memorial Research Institute, Gurgaon  Highlights
    • Currently associated as Director with Department of Gastroenterology & Hepatobiliary Sciences Fortis Memorial Research Institute, Gurgaon
    • Interests are treatment of hepatitis B, Hepatitis C, liver transplantation and advance GI endoscopic procedures
    • Pioneered organ donation after brain death in North India as Founder Director of Armed forces Organ Retrieval & Transplant Authority (AORTA)
    • Holds over two decades of experience in Gastroenterology & Hepatobiliary Sciences
    • An expert in Diagnostic & Therapeutic GI Endoscopy, Colonoscopy, ERCP and Liver Transplantation
    • Expert in establishing the departments of Gastroenterology and Organ Retrieval & Transplantation at several hospitals
    • Recipient of the Vishisht Seva Medal (VSM) from the President of India
    • Actively involved in promoting health awareness through various lectures and forums
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  • Dr Samir Shah

    Hepatologist, Mumbai, India

    Head of Department, 32 years of experience , MBBS, MD, DM, Fellowship Global Hospitals, Mumbai  Highlights
    • Dr. Samir  Shah  is an experienced hepatobiliary surgeon who works as the Head of  Department  of Hepatology, Institute  of Liver Disease, HPB Surgery and Transplant surgery.
    • His experience in Gastroenterology, HPB Surgery as well as transplantology is vast and amounts to 30+ years. He has lead the efforts to further the growth of liver transplantation in India. 
    • For this purpose, Dr Samir Shah has been leading the way in coordinating efforts to start  a cadaveric organ transplant programme in the country especially in the city of Mumbai.
    • He was directly involved with the first successful liver transplant in Mumbai.
    • He has  been  awarded the  Hargobind  Foundation Scholarship and  trained  in Hepatology  and Liver transplant at the Institute of Hepatology,  University College London.
    • He was the first elected Secretary of the Indian Association for Study of the Liver for the period  1995-1997  and  has  been  a Council Member  of International Liaison Committee, Asian Pacific Association for the Study of the Liver (APASL).
    • He   has    been    a   member  of   the   Editorial  Board   of   Indian   Journal   of Gastroenterology and  on  the  National  Advisory Board  of the  Journal  of the Association of Physician of India (JAPI) and currently on the Editorial Board of the J of Clinical and Expt Hep.
    • He  has   been   involved  with several   international  clinical  trials  on  new  drug development with presentations in international meetings and publications in peer reviewed journals.
    • He is the founder Trustee and the Hon. Secretary of the National Liver Foundation.
    • He is the Founding and Executive Committee Member of the recently formed Asia Pacific  Organization,   Coalition  to  Eradicate  Viral Hepatitis   in  Asia  Pacific (CEVHAP).
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  • Dr. Neeraj Saraf

    Hepatologist, Gurgaon, India

    Director, 21 years of experience , MBBS, MD, DNB, Fellowship Medanta - The Medicity, Gurgaon  Highlights
    • Dr. Neeraj Saraf is a renowned Gastroenterologist & Hepatologist with experience of more than 21 years.
    • Carries vast experience in treating all aspects of liver disease including viral hepatitis, fatty liver, liver cirrhosis, and liver failure.
    • Few of the largest experienced professionals in the country in treating Hepatitis C with newer direct-acting antivirals.
    • An expert in managing patients before and after liver transplantation with patients taking advice from him across the globe.
    • An active member of various international liver societies and a reputed faculty speaker at most national meetings.
    • Actively involved in clinical research in the field of HCV, fatty liver, and liver transplantation.
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  • Dr. Amarender Singh Puri

    Hepatologist, Gurgaon, India

    Chairman, 22 years of experience , MBBS, MD, DM Medanta - The Medicity, Gurgaon  Highlights
    • Dr. Amarender Singh Puri is a Hepatologist with 22+ experience.

    • He has been honored with Times Healthcare Award in 2017 and Delhi Government State Award for Meritorious Service in 2014.

    • He has published more than 110 research papers in national and international academic journals.

    • Dr. Puri has completed his MBBS followed by MD (Internal Medicine) from Christian Medical College, Ludhiana.

    • He has a lifetime membership of the Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy of India, Indian Society of Gastroenterology and Indian National Association for the Study of the Liver.
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Why is India a preferred place for hepatology treatment?

The survey showed that the future of Hepatology in this country is very promising. There have been many advances in the management of liver disease and outcomes are as good as best. Dr. Mohamed Rela is an Indian surgeon and considered as one of the world’s best liver transplant surgeons. His name is listed in the Guinness Book of Records for performing a Liver Transplantation on a 5 day old baby.

Moreover the cost of treatment is relatedly low as compared to other countries. For example, the cost of liver transplant is 10 times higher in US than in India i.e., it costs $38,000 in India and $500,000 in US. In fact, the advanced technology and equipment are used to perform any surgery which ensures that there is no comprising with the quality.


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What are commonly used ways to commute in India?

There are myriad number of options available for transports in India. Few to name:

  • Air transport in India: It is preferable way to commute long distances and sometimes short distances. There are several domestic airlines with various luggage allowances. Airlines like Air Asia allows free check-in luggage.
  • Rail transport in India (trains and metro): The metro rail is most affordable and convenient way to travel. It is connected to major railway stations and airports which makes travelling an enjoyable activity. Metro services are operational in 10 cities of India, namely, Kolkata, Delhi, Bangalore, Mumbai, Gurgaon, Chennai, Jaipur, Kochi, Hyderabad and Lucknow.
  • Public transport in India (buses, taxis, cars, rickshaws, bikes):
    • Buses: There are government and private buses in India catering with the need of the hour. Tickets can be booked in advance from particular state roadways website (e.g., Haryana Roadways) or from other sites such as RedBus.in, Yatra and MakeMyTrip. Additionally, there are options available for AC as well non-AC buses.
    • Taxis and cabs: Ola and Uber are the mammoth player in the Indian market. These are app-based cabs and can be booked from phone.
    •  Cars: Car rental option is available due to the convenience of its service. Revv and ZoomCar are the transport companies in India in the car rental domain.
    • Rickshaws and Autos: The cycle rickshaw is a 3-wheeler cycle with a driver pedaling in front. It is helpful when you need to get to another place within yards. Auto-rickshaws are normally green, yellow or black color with comfortable sitting capacity and are fast then cycle rickshaws.
    • Bike taxi: It is the best solution in high traffic and one can book bike taxi from Ola and Uber mobile app.


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How is the air connectivity services in India?

Airways in India plays an important role and has grown manifold in the last few decades. This country is served by various international airlines – with direct and indirect flights. Additionally, one can easily book non-stop and connecting flights from India to other countries. Metro cities such as Mumbai, Delhi, Bangalore and Chennai also welcome international flights.


Are Indians generally nice people?

India’s greatest strength is its diversity. People are generous and helps the needful at every possible turn. Visit any Gurudwara in India and one will leave stomach full of delicious food, knock any door for help and it is answered. The people here help by going out of their way and wants nothing in return.


Which are the best hospitals for hepatology treatment in India?

There are many NABL certified hospitals having world-class hepatology department. From liver transplant to liver diseases, these hospitals have covered it all. Below given is the list:

  • Indraprastha Apollo Hospital, New Delhi

Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals, New Delhi is the first hospital in India to perform a pediatric liver transplant in 1998 and has one of the busiest liver-kidney transplant programs in the country. Additionally, it successfully performed split liver transplant in two adults, which is second of its type in the country and first on the city.

  • Dr. Rela Institute and Medical Centre, Chennai

Rela Institute of Liver Disease & Transplantation is considered as one of the most comprehensive centers that offering comprehensive treatment for liver and pancreas related diseases. Its team has performed more than 1400 liver transplants in Tamil Nadu since 2010. The institute offers a coordinated multidisciplinary approach to liver transplants and liver care. Due to the most advanced liver care facilities, the hospital has performed many breakthrough surgeries including liver transplant surgery performed on 42 days old baby.

  • Saifee Hospital, Mumbai

At the hepatology department at Saifee Hospital, specialist doctors provide specialized care for the diagnosis and treatment of all liver diseases. It offers the full spectrum of care, including Diagnosis, Medical, Interventional and Surgical care and follow-up.

  • Global Hospitals, Hyderabad

The team specializes in diagnosing liver diseases and provides modern treatment approaches with innovative techniques. The department offers treatment for gall bladder stone, liver coma, biliary atresia, fatty liver, cirrhosis, Pancreatic stones and more.

  • Calcutta Medical Research Institute, Kolkata

The hospital performs major and minor liver resections for Primary Cancers of the liver (HCC), Colorectal metastasis, Biliary tree Cancer, Recurrent Pyogenic Cholangitis (RPC), Portal hypertension/cirrhosis and Lienorenal Shunt, Mesocaval shunt, Devascularization.

  • Fortis Memorial Research Institute, Gurgaon

The department of Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Surgery at FMRI specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of benign and malignant surgeries related to pancreas, liver, gallbladder, and bile ducts. Our professional team of surgeons is adept at performing complex operations of the liver, pancreas, bile-duct and gallbladder.


What are specialized provisions for international patients in India?

The various facilities provided to international patients are:

  • Airport Transfer Service: International Patients Services Team of hospital arranges a cab for pick up from the airport and drop you safely to the destination hospital.
  • Providing Language Translators: Staff of any hospital is familiar with English and the local Indian language. Plus, hospital can arrange for translators if necessary.
  • Special Dietary Needs/Religious Arrangements: Most of the hospitals are sensitive to specific requirements and will provide the following on request:
    • Africa/Middle East Cuisine for special dietary requirements
    • Prayer mats in the rooms
    • Isolation on Fridays for those of the Jewish faith


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