10 Best Hepatologist in Chennai

Chennai is considered the medical hub of India. So the hospitals in Chennai city are blessed with some of the finest hepatologists for treatment of your liver, biliary tree, gallbladder, and pancreas related problems. Here is the rundown of the Top 10 Best Hepatologists in Chennai.

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Dr. Mohamed Rela

39 years of experience

FRCS - General Surgery (Upper GI), Master of Hepatobiliary & Pancreatic Surgery, MBBS


  • Pioneered the technique of split liver transplantation where one cadaver liver is split into two and transplanted into two individuals
  • Performed over 4000+ liver transplant surgeries.
  • Performed successful liver transplantation on a five-day-old girl, which made him an entry into the Guinness Book of World Records in 2000.
  • Set up a successful Living Donor Liver Transplant program performing over 250+ liver transplants a year, having performed over 1500+ liver transplants in a short span of 8 years.
  • Carried out the first living related liver transplant on a patient with acute liver failure in the UK. 18-month-old baby.
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Dr. Kannan D

40 years of experience

MCh - Surgical Gastroenterology/G.I. Surgery, MS - General Surgery, MBBS


  • Specialist surgeon for surgical diseases of esophagus (food pipe), stomach, liver, pancreas, gall bladder, colon, and rectum.
  • Performed over 1000+ pancreatic surgeries.
  • Team member of the first liver transplant done at Govt.Stanley hospital.
  • Performed maximum cancer surgeries in the GI tract both open and laparoscopic.
Apollo Speciality Hospital


Next available - Thursday 9:05 am - 2:00 pm

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Dr. Thayumanavan

35 years of experience

DM - Gastroenterology, MD - General Medicine, MD - Physician


  • Some of the services provided by the doctor are: Gastritis Treatment, Bladder Cancer Surgery, Ulcerative Colitis Treatment, Peptic / Gastric Ulcer Treatment, and Acidity Treatment, etc
  • Involved in patient care, Emergency Endoscopy organizing ICU care for Liver failure patients for the Government and Private sector.
  • Special Interest in therapeutic endoscopy, luminal gastroenterology, and hepatology.
  • Experience in handling all Endoscopic Emergencies like UGI bleed, Emergency ERCP for Cholangites .etc.
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Dr. S. Palaniappan

32 years of experience

DM - Gastroenterology, MD - General Medicine, MBBS


  • Offers treatment for Liver diseases, Stomach problems, Diarrhoeal diseases, Blood vomiting or blood passing in stool, Jaundice, Acidity Ulcer problems, Swallowing difficulty, Pancreas problems, Gallstone diseases.
  • Pioneered the Endoscopic Ultrasonography [EUS] in Tamil Nadu.
  • Skilled in performing Interventional Endoscopy, Colonoscopy, and Stenting of Oesophagus and Colon Bile Duct.
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Dr. Patta Radhakrishna

29 years of experience

MCh - Surgical Gastroenterology/G.I. Surgery, MS - General Surgery, MBBS


  • Pioneered one of the largest series of daycare laparoscopic surgeries in India with excellent results.
  • Known for ultra-short stay laparoscopic gall bladder surgery of hospitalization of fewer than 6 hours for a gall bladder removal for gall stones.
  • Experience in surgery for Gastro-Intestinal bleeding, hepatobiliary surgery, pancreatic surgery, colorectal surgery, emergency abdominal surgery.
  • Well versed with Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy, Appendicectomy, Hernia Repair, Heller’s Cardiomyotomy, Fundoplication, Rectopexy, Colonic resections, Splenectomy, Hydatid excision, etc.
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Dr. Joy Varghese

26 years of experience

DM - Gastroenterology, MD - General Medicine, MBBS


  • Played a vital role in setting up a cadaver liver transplant program in various hospitals in Tamil Nadu and Kerala states in both Government & Non-Government Sector.
  • Involved in 600+ adult liver (both cadaver & living donor) transplant peri-operative and long-term management.
  • One of the very few initiators in the World for therapeutic plasma exchange role in liver disease management.
  • Interests lies in  Hepatitis B / Hepatitis C / Fatty liver / Cirrhosis/ Liver Transplantation / Liver cancer.
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Dr. Deepu Selvaraj

25 years of experience

MCh - Surgical Gastroenterology/G.I. Surgery, MS - General Surgery, MBBS


  • Expertise in minimal invasive Bariatric/Obesity/Metabolic Surgery, Upper GI/Colorectal/Hepato-Biliary Surgery (New GGSSH) and fertility-enhancing laparoscopic surgery
  • Well versed with advanced Laparoscopic Surgery, Robotic Surgery, and Upper GI & Colorectal Surgery.
  • Established a state of the art modular operating theater complex at the new GG Super-Specialty hospitals, including a flagship first of its kind Digital Operating Room (OR1-Karl Storz Germany).
  • Performed over 1000+ laparoscopic surgical procedures including the first Scarless / Single port surgery in the southern half of the country.
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Dr. Harikumar Nair

25 years of experience

Transplant Hepatology, MRCP, DM, MD, MBBS



  • Performed 15000+ diagnostic and therapeutic gastrointestinal endoscopic procedures.
  • special interest in ERCP (Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangio Pancreatography) done for post-liver transplant biliary complications.
  • Areas of Expertise include Hepatic Hemodynamics, Transplant Hepatology, and advanced liver disease with portal hypertension.
  • First GI physician in Kerala to undergo Transplant Hepatology(Liver transplant medicine) Training.
The Best Gastro Care Centre


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Dr. Yamini

22 years of experience

MCh - Surgical Gastroenterology/G.I. Surgery, DNB, MS - General Surgery, MBBS


  • Expert in treating common diseases with unusual presentations, rare problems where patients were cured of ailments which troubled them for years
  • Special interest in treating all types of gastro related cancers starting from cancer esophagus, cancer stomach, liver, gall bladder, pancreatic cancers, cancers of colon, rectum, and anal canal.
  • Performs Key-hole or laparoscopic surgeries with excellent clinical outcomes.
  • Performed Bariatric surgeries to assist people who are overweight with metabolic problems like uncontrolled diabetes, severe osteoarthritis of the knee, etc.
Arogya Clinic


Available today 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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Childs Trust Hospital


Next available - Thursday 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

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Dr. S Srinivas

21 years of experience

Fellowship in Pediatric Gastroenterology, DNB - Paediatrics, Diploma in Child Health (DCH), MBBS


  • Best Paper Award In National Pedgastrocon 2004 in 2004.
  • Consultant Pediatric Gastroenterologist and Hepatologist at Kanchi Kamakoti CHILDS Trust Hospital.
  • Member of Indian Academy of Paediatrics (IAP).
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Contrast Enhanced Computed Tomography of the whole abdomen showing moderate hypatomegaly with coarse attentuation, edematous GB mild dilated portal vein,splenomegaly,diverticulituis in sigmoid colon. Crystitis. My brother suresh kumar's report has been admitted in Maharaja Agrasain Hospital, Punjabi Bagh and the doctor has recommended us for a second opinion. Kindly advise / suggest next course of action if possible.

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I am 50years.i am dialysis patient.now my HCV report is positive.now I'm very weak, can't stand properly.what i eat then vomit after few minutes.my RNA titre report will get next Wednesday. Now what should i do?pressure is always fluctuating.i follow nephrologist prescription and take the medicines but now i become very incapable to do anything. Please suggest me.hepatologist of sskm suggested 1st collect the hepatitis c reports then visit him.

Asked anonymously on 19th June, 2022 at 7:50 pm
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Hello Doctor, I am 36 year old male had fatty liver grade 2 since July 2019, having Udilive 300 mg morning and evening till August 2020. fatty liver convert in grade 1 .till last Dec.2020 continued Udilive300 mg with Vitamin E 400., left the medicine for 3/4 months in from the January 2021.again repeat the same medicine for two month.in the mid of 2021 I left medicine to intake permanently .in 2022 For Routine health check up I go through LFT and Whole Abdomen ultrasound .the report are shocking .The corsean echo texture are found in ultrasound and LFT is abnormal.the General physician whom I treated is MBBS, MD, DTM& H. He raised his hand and advised me to leave all things on All mighty God.He also suggest me to Refer High advance Liver disease Hospitals. Kindly suggest me . mda010786@gmail.com 9304241768

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I am 21 years old I have many problems eating food for example rice watter fruit etc. Vomit

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Dr. Sumanta Kumar Mishra

I am having a high bilirubin 1.62, and this is the 2nd time. Last year at this same time I had it. And due to this I can't eat properly, and I feel vomiting as soon as I take a sip of water after eating. It's already been 15 days. It's making my appetite low, I feel low. I eat very less now, and in that too It's feel like my stomach is tight and blown up. Pls help me🙏

Asked anonymously on 16th September, 2021 at 2:58 pm

Based on the complaints and elevated bilirubin levels you seem to be suffering from a type of liver disorder, a condition wherein excess accumulation of bilirubin (a brown yellow coloured compound formed in breaking down of red blood cells) occurs. With loss of appetite, vomiting, stomach tightness and bloating; fever, extreme fatigue and abdominal pain can also be seen in liver diseases.

• There are multiple causes for development of liver dysfunction such as infection, autoimmune liver diseases like cholangitis, Wilson’s disease, cancer, alcoholic liver (due to alcohol abuse) and non-alcoholic (due to excessive consumption of fats) and drug induced.

• When using a medicine that is known to have the potential to cause liver damage, your doctor may recommend you to have blood tests done on a routine basis after starting the medication so that any signs of liver damage may be recognised before symptoms develop.

• Common medications that can cause damage to the liver include Paracetamol, Statins – drugs for lowering cholesterol levels and certain herbs.

• Other liver function parameters such as AST(aspartate aminotransferase), ALT(alanine transaminase), ALP(alkaline phosphatase) and GGT(gamma-glutamyl transpeptidase) bilirubin are required to be evaluated and additional to this for determining the exact cause of dysfunction especially to confirm presence of jaundice; urinalysis, CT (for distinguishing between biliary obstruction and liver disease including cancer) and liver biopsy (for ruling out concern about possible liver cancer) needs to performed.

• The treatment is based on the underlying cause and damage levels and can range from dietary changes, medications such as antibiotics, sedatives, etc to liver transplants.

• Consult hepatologist near you for further assessment and treatment.

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