Liver Specialist in Mumbai

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Liver Transplant Surgeon in India


A passion for helping others led me down the path of Medicine into a career that allows me to provide my patients with high-quality healthcare.

I am Senior Consultant Hepatobiliary and Liver Transplantation at Apollo Hospitals Navi Mumbai I have extensive experience of Living-donor liver transplantation, with cumulative experience of over 1100 liver transplants.
I completed surgical training at B.Y. L Nair hospital Mumbai. I went to Kyoto University Hospital, Kyoto Japan for a fellowship in liver transplantation. I also had training in liver transplantation and hepatobiliary surgery at Hospital Beaujon, Paris, France, and Asan Medical Center, Seoul, South Korea. Recently I completed Robotic and Laparoscopic Liver Surgery training at Yonsai University and Seoul National University Seoul Korea.

As an internationally experienced Surgeon I aim to offer best medical services in order to meet my patients’ needs. I’m highly committed to offering high quality care to patients of end stage liver disease. It’s taken me years of hard work to get where I am today, to the point where I can say your health is in good hands.

Our Expertise


Living Donor Liver Transplantation 

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One of the most comprehensive centres in India, performing both adult and children liver transplantation, with an internationally renowned team that has experience of over 4,000 liver transplants in India and the UK. 


Meet The Team

The acclaimed liver transplant specialists, supported by experienced hepatologists, anaesthetists, intensivists, transplant nurses, coordinators, dieticians, physiotherapists and social workers working together, provide care for the entire spectrum of liver disease.

Patient Stories

Dr. Vikram Raut is very professional in terms of his work... Possess wide and excellent knowledge Abt the medical vertical... And treat patients with almost care, kind and properly...

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Frequently asked questions

Who needs liver transplant?

Liver transplant is required for Acute liver failureChronic liver failurePeaditric liver disease When liver failure occurs suddenly within few weeks is called as acute liver failure. Acute liver failure is caused by viruses or drugs cause sudden liver damage and results in brain swelling requiring urgent liver transplant. Chronic liver failure is caused by Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C, alcohol, nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NASH), autoimmune liver disease, genetic diseases affecting the liver like hemochromatosis and Wilson's disease and diseases that affect the bile ducts ( primary biliary cirrhosis, primary sclerosing cholangitis). Need of liver transplantation in chronic liver disease is decided by MELD score which is calculated based on patients bilirubin, creatinine, INR and sodium. MELD score should be more than 15 in most of cases. Liver transplant also indicated for liver cancers. Peaditric liver disease — liver transplant is recommended for children who have serious liver dysfunction. The commonest liver disease in children for which transplants are done is biliary atresia, and other indication includes metabolic diseases, congenital cholestatic disorders, Alagille syndrome, Hemochromatosis, Alpha-1 anti-trypsin.

What are types of liver transplant?

Deceased donor liver transplant-worldwide most commonly liver graft is taken from deceased donor; however, only 15-20% transplant in India are from deceased donor. When an individual is declared brain dead by brain dead deceleration committee and his or her family chooses to donate the organs for transplantation. Those who are to receive a deceased-donor organ are registered with the competent authority that maintains the blood group wise database of individuals listed for a deceased-donor organ. The number of patients waiting for a liver transplant greatly exceeds the number of available deceased-donor livers. Living-donor liver transplant-involves transplanting a portion of the liver from a related living donor. This is most common type of liver transplantation in India. The donor's remaining liver regenerates itself and returns to its normal volume and capacity within a couple of months after the surgery. Meanwhile, the transplanted liver portion grows and restores normal liver function in the recipient. Living-donor liver transplant provides an alternative to waiting for a deceased-donor liver to become available. Living donor liver transplant allows the recipient to have transplant on time without potential health complications associated with waiting for transplant.

How is Life after liver transplant?

After liver transplant patients usually stay in the intensive care unit for a 3-5 days. Doctors will monitor condition to watch for complications and test liver function frequently for signs that new liver is working most of patients are discharged on 5 to 15 days. Success liver transplant and long-term survival depend on cause of liver disease and condition before liver transplant. In general, about 90% of people who undergo liver transplant live at end of one year and 70% for at least five years. No survival difference is found in patients who receive a liver from a living donor and those receive a deceased-donor liver.

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