Liver Transplant Program at Wockhardt Hospitals,Mumbai

Monday, April 20, 2009

The department of GI(Gastrointestinal Surgery) ,HPB(Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Surgery) and Liver Transplantation surgery at Wockhardt Hospital provides comprehensive management ie. Surgical ( open as well as Minimally invasive) medical,endoscopic,radiological and interventions for patients with complex problems of gastrointestinal tract, liver, gallbladder, bileduct, and pancreas. It has consistently given results comparable to the best in the world in the field of Gastrointestinal Surgery, Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Surgery and Liver transplantation.

Liver Transplantation Program

The Wockhardt Hospitals,Mumbai has been running Liver Transplantation program which is recognised by the Govt. of Maharashtra under “The Transplantation of Human Organs Act,1994” of Govt of India. In September 2006 the 1st successful Live donor adult to adult liver transplantation was performed at Wockhardt hospitals, Mumbai. This was the first adult to adult LT using Right liver graft in the entire western and central India.

Clinical Facilities at the Wockhardt Hospitals, Liver Transplant Center
  • Liver Transplantation ICU of International Standards managed by Nurses specially trained for managing LT patients.
  • Well planned Operation rooms equipped with: CUSA, Argon Beam Coagulator, Tissue link,Ligasure, Intraoperative USG with colour doppler,patient warmers, Rapid fluid Infusor system(level-1), Online fluid warmers etc.
  • Anaesthesia machine and Multi channel Monitors and special monitors for Cardiac output and SVR .TEG machine for intraoperative monitoring of coagulation.
Supportive Departments:
  • Blood bank with facilities for preparing blood components
  • Laboratory for Hematology,biochemistry and Microbiology
  • Radiology:
  • Advanced CT and MRI for evaluation of Live donor : Dr Rajat Bhargava head of MRI and CT is an Expert in calculating Liver volume and providing the proper Vascular and biliary images
  • Sonologist ( Dr Sonali) an expert in performing Intraoperative post Liver Transplant doppler USG
  • Interventional Radiology: for vascular and biliary interventions
The Liver Transplantation Team:

The Liver Transplantation team is headed by Prof Dr S K Mathur MS,FACS and consists of
  • Two fully trained Liver transplant Surgeons, a Microvascular surgeon 4 assistant surgeons.
  • 3 well trained anaesthetists with experience in liver cases and liver transplantation
  • Team of trained Intensivists
  • Hepatologists
  • Social workers cum transplant coordinators
Successful Liver transplantations done at Wockhardt Hospitals:

The team has done successful Cadaver as well as Live donor Partial(LDLT) liver Transplantations

Case 1: Mr Jogilkar LDLT from son to father (2yrs 6 months)
Case2:Mr Chaturvedi Cadaver Transplantation(1yr 5months)
Case3: Jitin 11 yrs LDLT Father to son (1yr 4months)
Case4: Mr Kathuria Cadaver Transplantation (3months)

Liver Surgery Expertise

Dr S.K Mathur has experience of more than 20 years in performing all types of liver resections for benign ( hemangioma, adenoma) as well as malignant tumors ( Primary & Metastatic). Following major resectional surgery of the liver; most of the patients make uneventful recovery and require one or two day stay in the intensive care and are discharged by fifth-7th day of the surgery.
Resections for large liver tumours are performed using advanced resectional techniques like hanging maneuvour, piggy-back technique, total anterior approach etc. Benign tumours of the liver like Hemangiomas, are treated either by resection or enucleation.

To set up an online appointment with our Liver Transplant or Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Surgery please write to

Wockhardt Hospitals, Mumbai
Mulund Goregaon Link Road,
Mumbai 400078
Tel no: +91-22-67994444 / 25664488


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