What is Liver

The Liver is the largest internal organ in the body, located in the upper right portion of the abdomen, just beneath the diaphragm.

Liver Function: –

  • Filtration
  • Digestion
  • Metabolism and Detoxification
  • Protein synthesis
  • Storage of vitamins and mineral
  • Processes Glucose
  • Resists Infections&Enzyme activation
  • Regulates Amino Acids & Blood clotting

What is Liver Transplant?

A medical procedure where a new, healthy liver is implanted in the place of the diseased one is called a Liver transplant.


When the Liver stops working and then reaches a condition where only a transplant is the last option and when new Liver replaces an old damaged liver is called Liver Transplant.

Symptoms of Damage Liver?

  1. Liver Cirrhosis
  2. Jaundice
  3. Nausea/Loss of Appetite
  4. Pale Stools or Dark urine color
  5. Bruising or Swelling in the legs and ankles
  6. Chronic fatigue
  7. Abdominal pain and swelling
  8. Weight Loss or Weakness
  9. Liver inflammation or hepatitis

Causes of Liver Damage?

  1. High Alcohol Consumption
  2. Consumption of toxins, chemicals, or drugs
  3. Genetic Liver Diseases
  4. Diabetes or high cholesterol
  5. Infection or Hepatitis
  6. Liver Cancer
  7. Autoimmune diseases of the Liver

Types of Liver Transplant?

The process of transplantation includes evaluation, surgery, recovery, and risks.

  1. Orthotopic liver transplantation (OLT)– Where Entrie’s liver got replaced with a new one.
  2. Living donor liver transplantation (LDLT): A part of the Liver from a family donor got replaced.

Liver Transplant Doctors names in India

  1. Dr. Giriraj Bora is at the designation of Chief – Liver Transplant & Sr. Consultant – GI & HPB Surgery in the Artemis Hospital Gurgaon. He has been involved in over 1500 liver transplants.

The Chief Minister of Rajasthan awarded him for performing the 1st liver transplant in the state. He also received the Young Investigator Award of the International Liver Transplant Society in 2013 in Sydney. In addition, he received a Travel Award from the International Liver Transplant Society in 2012 in San Francisco, USA.



  1. Dr. Subhash Guptais a liver surgeon in the Max Healthcare group of hospitals. Since 1981 he has worked with six more reputed hospitals along with MAX. With more than 39 years of experience in his field, Dr. Subhash Gupta is a well-known hepato-pancreato-biliary surgeon ranked among the top 10 gastroenterologists in India. The Delhi Medical Association and the Medical Council of India recognize Dr. Gupta as a member. The surgeon and his associates completed 350 10- to 16-hour-long living donor liver transplants in 2013. He specializes in Live Liver Transplant, Chronic Liver Disease, Cirrhosis, Fatty liver, Jaundice, & Hepatitis A, B, and C.


  1. The Honorary Professor of Kazakistan, 2016
  2. BC Roy Award, 2016
  3. Yash Bharti Award, 2016
  4. VishistChikitsh Rattan, 2012
  5. Gold Medal by Delhi Medical Association, 2005

These are a few awards name listed in his name.

  1. Dr. Vivek Vij:– is considered one of India’s best liver transplant doctors. He has done 4000 surgeries independently till now. He is the Chairman of ‘The Department of Liver Transplantation & Hepatobiliary Surgeries’ at Fortis Healthcare. Dr. Vivek Vij is a pioneering liver transplant surgeon credited with developing living donor surgery and standardizing safety protocols to achieve the highest donor safety since the donor safety profile since its inception in the country. He is the first surgeon from the Indian subcontinent to publish a series of laparoscopic Donor Hepatectomy in ‘Liver Transplantation.’ He is the founder of Liver Transplantation and Hepatobiliary Sciences in the Fortis group of Hospitals, starting a highly successful liver transplant program initially at its Noida center and then at Mohali.

Vij and the AILBS team are proud to have been honored with the following:

Recognition from the Mongolian Ministry of Health – Fortis Healthcare Award for “Clinical Excellence”

BFUHS Award – Appreciated by the Prime Minister of Nepal for setting up the Liver Transplant Program at TUTH, Nepal


  1. Dr. Ajitabh Srivastava:– In 2005, Dr. Ajitabh Srivastava began training with some of India’s best surgeons, and he has already accumulated more than 15 years of expertise in HPB surgery and liver transplantation. He received his education and professional training at famous Indian institutions, including Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, Apollo Delhi, and Medanta Medicity. After passing the USMLE, he also finished his fellowship at the University of Rochester in New York. He helped establish the transplant departments at Apollo Delhi, Apollo Chennai, and MIOT Chennai, and he was a crucial figure in standardizing procedures there.


  1. Dr. Arvinder Singh Soin: – At Medanta – The Medicity, Dr. AS Soin oversees one of the world’s most extensive and effective liver transplant programs and India. With almost 25–30 successful transplants every month, Dr.Soin and his colleagues are recognized for their 95% success rate. His extensive experience includes more than 2500 liver transplants, the most nationwide. In addition to more than 12000 additional sophisticated liver, gall bladder, and bile duct procedures throughout his 21 years, Dr.Soin is famous for having pioneered the practice of liver transplantation in India. He trains the majority of the national liver teams.


  1. Dr. Sanjiv Saigal is a liver transplant surgeon at MAX Healthcare Gurgaon. He has been involved in more than 3400 liver transplants. His specialties and skills are Liver Transplant, Cirrhosis & Portal Hypertension, Liver Cancer, Alcoholic Liver Disease, Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease, Viral Hepatitis, and Drug-Induced Liver Disease.

He has received six awards till now, which are mentioned below.

INLAKS Foundation Scholar – King’s College Hospital, London, UK

Human Care Award, 2018

IMA Eminent Speaker, 2014

Calcutta University Gold Medal

National Pfizer Award

Over 125 indexed publications


7.Dr. AbhideepChaudhary:- is a Senior Director & HOD at BLK -MAX Healthcare Hospital Gurgaon and is known for his 18 years of liver transplant experience.

He has been awarded the NewsX Health Excellence award presented by the Hon’ble Health Minister, Sh J.P. Nadda, in the field of Surgical Gastro and Liver Transplant – December 2018

Times Healthcare Achiever’s Award – Rising Star in Liver Transplant – November 2018

Delhi Medical Association “VishishtChikitsa Award” – for outstanding contribution in the field of Liver Transplantation in India – 5th July 2015

National Status Award for Health Excellence

  1. Gaurav Gupta: – Dr. Gaurav Gupta is an American- and Indian-trained abdominal organ transplant and HPB surgeon in the Fortis Hospital Mumbai. He has experience doing more than 300 liver transplants as a leading surgeon. In addition, he played a crucial role in creating three liver transplant centers from scratch in Mumbai and Maharashtra. Before joining Fortis Mulund, he had worked for Fortis Escorts, the Wockhardt group of hospitals, and Apollo Hospital.

Achievements A 5.3 kg baby’s liver transplant was completed, and the Fortis Hospital in Mulund’s liver transplant program achieved a 1-year survival rate of 96%. In 2016, a team from Mumbai performed the first living donor combined Liver and kidney transplant.


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How to keep the Liver healthy: – 

Healthy diet

Less usage of Alcohol, smoke & Caffeine

Exercise & Maintain weight

Stay hydrated

Maintain medication

Eat more vegetables & fruits

Less exposure to chemicals & toxins

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