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Liver Transplant & Billiary Sciences


Department of Liver Transplant and Biliary Sciences, Liver Transplant in Bangalore

Liver is one of the most adaptable organs in our body and any malfunction or disorder can result in various processes being affected. Also, a very tough organ, the Liver can continue to function despite certain ailments. However, at a stage when medical intervention is no longer helpful and the liver can no longer continue to support the normal functioning of the body, a liver transplant is the only option.

Under the leadership of one of the leading Liver Transplant surgeons in the world, a team of Liver Specialists including Hepatologists, Transplant Surgeons, Transplant Anaesthesiologists, Transplant Nurses, Physiotherapists, and Transplant Coordinators, Gleneagles Global Hospitals’ liver transplant centre has attained excellence in liver care and liver transplantation.

The centre has a devoted division for liver and pancreatic care. Well-known for being one of the world’s most comprehensive, multidisciplinary disease-management centre, Gleneagles Global Hospitals liver transplant in Bangalore center specializes in treatment for diseases of the liver and pancreas.

BGS Gleneagles Global Hospitals' comprehensive liver transplant mission aims to provide effective health care by connecting all the people suffering from liver diseases. A number of transplantations are provided, personalized based on the diagnosis of the liver condition:

  • Paediatric liver transplant
  • Adult liver transplant
  • Cadaver liver transplant
  • Transplant in acute liver failure
  • Combined Liver-kidney transplant
  • Split liver transplant
  • Auxiliary liver transplant

About BGS Gleneagles Liver Transplant in Bangalore

BGS Gleneagles Global Hospitals provide a comprehensive suite of treatments and diagnostic procedures for the treatment of various disorders related to the liver. Staffed with the best of doctors, nurses, and technicians by providing the best facilities for all endoscopic and colonoscopy procedures.

The Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary and Liver Program at Gleneagles Global Hospitals is built around our team of globally recognized liver and pancreas surgeons. Working with other specialists, our teams of doctors provide consistent and seamless treatment to all the patients suffering from various liver and pancreas diseases.

We have the best of wards and operation theatres with advanced technological equipment to provide better service to all our patients. Gleneagles Global Hospitals offers treatments for the people suffering from the various liver, pancreas, and biliary diseases mentioned below:

  • Pancreatic disorders
  • Gastrointestinal cancers
  • Portal hypertension
  • Acute inflammatory diseases treatment
  • Liver surgery
  • Bile duct injury
  • Malignant diseases
  • Splenectomy

We aim at providing treatments that utilize minimal invasive approach which helps in reducing the pain and ultimately lowers the mental stress of the person.

FAQ: Liver Transplant

What are the different Liver Transplantation Procedures available?

Based on the diagnosis of the liver condition of the patient different transplantations are provided like: Paediatric liver transplant, Adult liver transplant, Cadaver liver transplant, Transplant in acute liver failure, Combined Liver-kidney transplant, Split liver transplant, Auxiliary liver transplant.

Liver Transplant in Bangalore provided treatment for?

Treatments for people suffering from various liver, and biliary diseases: Pancreatic disorders, Gastrointestinal cancers, Portal hypertension, Acute inflammatory diseases treatment, Liver surgery, Bile duct injury, Malignant diseases, Splenectomy and more.

Why choose BGS Gleneagles Global Hospitals Bangalore for treatment of Liver Cirrhosis or liver failure

BGS Gleneagles Global Hospitals, Bangalore, is undoubtedly amongst one of the best hospitals for liver transplant and biliary sciences in Bangalore. The institute comprises of some of the best liver transplant surgeons, pancreatic surgeons and liver doctors in Bangalore. The hard work and efforts for the patients put by our doctors make us one of the best hospitals for the treatment of liver diseases in Bangalore. We feel very grateful towards our patients for imbibing trust in us.

We are a centre specialized in providing comprehensive care catered to meet patient needs.

  • A centre for developing procedures and advanced surgical care
  • A centre for harnessing the power of technology to improve patient outcomes
  • A centre for delivering patient experiences with empathy and positivity
  • A centre for promoting the need for early detection & holistic treatment 

Our commitment to improving patient outcomes and patient quality of life remains undeterred. To this end we remain steadfastly committed to:

  • Use of advanced technology
  • World-class quality standards
  • Pioneering new treatment methods
  • Employing the best talent

Diagonsis of Liver Dieases

Finding the correct cause of the liver damage is important in arriving at the right treatment. Firstly, we would take a complete health history and perform a thorough physical examination. We would then recommend one or more of the following:


  • Blood tests: A group of blood tests called liver function tests can be used to diagnose liver disease. Other blood tests can be done to look for specific liver problems or genetic conditions.
  • Imaging tests: An ultrasound, CT scan and MRI can show liver damage.
  • Tissue analysis: Removing a tissue sample (biopsy) from your liver may help diagnose liver disease and look for signs of liver damage. A liver biopsy is most often done using a long needle inserted through the skin to extract a tissue sample. It is then analysed in a laboratory.

Treatment for Liver Cirrhosis or Liver Failure

BGS Gleneagles Global Hospitals, Bangalore, has a dedicated liver care team that works towards treating various types of liver diseases to the best of their efficiencies. We have some of the best liver transplant surgeons in Bangalore who helps and guide the patient through the whole treatment process from the beginning to the end. Our doctor prepares the patient well by giving him/her complete knowledge about the process. 

What are the different types of Liver transplants carried out at BGS Gleneagles Global Hospitals?

Orthotopic Transplant

An orthotopic transplant is procedure where the whole diseased liver is removed and replaced with the donated liver from a cadaveric donor. During the procedure, the surgeon makes an incision in abdomen. The diseased liver is removed and replaced with the donor healthy liver. The donor liver is then connected to the recipient’s blood vessels and the bile ducts. Finally, the incision is closed with suture and then covered with sterile dressing.

Living Donor Transplant

A living donor transplant procedure involves removal of a part (right or left lobe of liver) of healthy liver from a living person and then transplanted to the patient. The donor must be the patient’s close family member. During the procedure, the surgeon makes an incision in abdomen. The diseased liver is removed and replaced with the donor healthy liver. The donor liver is then connected to the recipient’s blood vessels and the bile ducts. Finally, the incision is closed with suture and then covered with sterile dressing. After transplantation, the donor’s remaining lobe and transplanted lobe quickly regenerates themselves.

Split Liver Transplant

A split liver transplant procedure involves transplanting right and left lobe of the liver from a recently deceased person to an adult and a child respectively. That means, the donated liver of a deceased person is split into two for transplantation. The larger right lobe is transplanted to adult and the smaller left lobe is transplanted to a child. During the procedure, the surgeon makes an incision in abdomen. The diseased liver is removed and replaced with the donor healthy liver. The donor liver is then connected to the recipient’s blood vessels and the bile ducts. Finally, the incision is closed with suture and then covered with sterile dressing. After transplantation, the transplanted lobe quickly regenerates itself.

Cadaver Liver Transplantation

Liver transplant with the healthy liver of a deceased person and removal of the diseased liver from the patient!

Domino Liver Transplantation

Liver taken from a liver transplant recipient is placed into a second person - also with a liver disease and awaiting transplant, typically for elderly patients.

Auxiliary Liver Transplantation

Liver transplant wherein only a part of the diseased liver is removed and the rest of the organ is left to regenerate over a period of time.

Paediatric Liver Transplantation

Liver transplant surgery in infants or children wherein there is little hope for survival without the removal of the diseased kidney and replacement with a healthy organ.

What are the different types of Liver diseases or conditions treated at BGS Gleneagles Global Hospitals?

We treat a wide range of liver disease or conditions including

  • Jaundice
  • Acute Liver Failure
  • Acute Hepatitis
  • Chronic Hepatitis
  • Hepatitis B & C
  • Liver Cirrhosis
  • Alcoholic Liver Disease
  • Fatty Liver Disease
  • Auto-immune Liver Disease
  • Liver Cancer

What are some of the procedures carried out at BGS Gleneagles Global Hospitals for the treatment of liver diseases?


Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) is diagnostic and treatment procedure for bile and pancreatic duct problems. ERCP is suggested if the bile or the pancreatic ducts become blocked or narrowed due to gall stones, infection, chronic pancreatitis, and tumors in the pancreas and bile ducts. ERCP uses a thin, flexible, optic tube called endoscope. Anaesthetic spray, gargle, or lozenge is used to numb the throat and to relax the gag reflex. Then, the scope is inserted through the throat and oesophagus to the point where the bile ducts from pancreas and gall bladder drain into the duodenum. A catheter is inserted through the scope and a contrast material is injected into the bile and pancreatic ducts. Then, several x-rays were taken simultaneously to detect the abnormalities. The doctor may insert small tools which allow obtaining a tissue sample, opening a blocked or narrowed bile duct, placing a stent, or removing gall stones.

Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy

Cholecystectomy is the removal of gall bladder. It is indicated in the patients with painful gall stones. Laparoscopic gall bladder removal is a minimally invasive procedure where small incisions are made and fine surgical instruments are used to remove the gall bladder. General anaesthesia is given before the surgery. A small incision is made in the abdomen and a cannula is inserted. A laparoscope that consists of tiny camera is inserted through the cannula to view the internal organs. The surgeon inserts other cannulas to gently separate the gall bladder from its attachments and removes it through the opening. Then the incision is sutured and covered with sterile dressing.

Liver Resection

Liver resection is the most common type of liver surgery performed. Liver resection is indicated in the patients with malignant liver tumor. General anaesthesia is given before the surgery. During the procedure, the part of the liver that is affected with cancer is removed along with the surrounding liver tissue. If the cancer is present in the right side of the liver, then gall bladder is also removed to avoid complications. The surgery may take two to five hours. The liver resection increases the survival rate of the patients with liver cancer or colorectal cancer.

Liver Transplant Specialists, Doctors and Surgeons

We have advanced facilities for liver diseases with excellent diagnosis and affordable cost of liver transplant in Bangalore. BGS Gleneagles Global Hospitals Bangalore is one of the best liver transplant hospitals in Bangalore with the best liver transplant surgeons for excellent liver transplant care. Being the pioneer of the liver transplant program in the country, the hospital offers the most affordable liver transplant cost in Bangalore. Employing the best liver transplant doctors in Bangalore, BGS Gleneagles Global Hospitals delivers the best liver failure treatment, liver transplant surgery and post-transplant care. The quality of the liver transplant surgery is evidenced by the number of top liver transplant specialists of Bangalore that work at our institution.

Dr Venugopal Bhaskaran Pillai


HOD and Senior Consultant, HPB & Transplant Surgery

Dr Sunil Shenvi

MBBS, MS in General Surgery MCh in GI & HPB Surgery ASTS Multi-Organ Transplant Fellowship (Ex) Clinical Assistant Professor

Consultant – HPB & Multi-organ Transplant

Dr Pradeep Krishna

MS (General Surgery - PGI Chandigarh), M.Ch (Gastrointestinal and HPB Surgery, AIIMS Delhi), Post Doctoral Fellowship in HPB Surgery & Liver Transplantation, (Rela Institute, Chennai)

Consultant - Department of HPB Surgery and Liver Transplantation

Dr Pramod Kumar

MD(Internal Medicine), PGIMER, Chandigarh & DM(Hepatology), PGIMER, Chandigarh

Consultant Hepatologist and liver transplant physician

Dr A M Kuttappa

MBBS, MD (Anesthesiology), FRCA

Senior Consultant & Head
(Transplantation Anaesthesia, Critical Care & Surgical ICU)

Dr Sreedhar P

MBBS, DA, DNB (Anaesthesiology)


Dr Rajeev Dayanda

MBBS, MD (Anaesthesiology), FRCA (UK)


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