Dr. Guruprasad Shetty | HPB surgery and Transplantation Surgeon in Chennai | Rela Institute India

Dr. Guruprasad Shetty

MBBS, MS, DNB, MRCSEd Liver Transplantation Fellowship (Catholic University of Korea)

Consultant, Abdominal Trauma, HPB Surgery and Liver Transplantation

Abdominal Trauma, HPB Surgery and Liver Transplantation, Liver Transplantation


Brief Profile

Dr. Guruprasad Shetty is a consultant hepatobiliary and liver transplant surgeon at Institute of Liver Diseases, HPB Surgery and transplantation, Global Hospitals, Mumbai. He is a qualified surgical gastroenterologist and completed his fellowship in liver transplantation surgery from the St. Mary's Hospital, Catholic university of Korea, Seoul. Working at some of the busiest and most reputed institutes in India and abroad, he furthered his training in hepatopancreatobiliary and liver transplantation surgery at the Institute of Liver transplantation & Regenerative Medicine, Medanta-The Medicity, Gurgaon. As an independent consultant, he has been instrumental in the operational activity of the Liver transplantation programme at Jupiter Hospital, Thane.

His areas of expertise and current practice include living donor and deceased donor (cadaveric) liver transplantation, and hepato-biliary surgeries. He has also undergone advanced training in laparoscopic hepatobiliary surgeries. He has participated in many national and international conferences. His academic and research interests have been presented and published at many scientific meetings and international journals.

Educational Qualifications

  • MBBS 1998, Topiwala National Medical College, Mumbai, India
  • MS (General Surgery) 2003, Seth GS Medical College and KEM Hospital, Mumbai
  • MRCSEd 2008, The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, UK
  • DNB Surgical Gastroenterology 2007, Lilavati Hospital & Research Centre, Mumbai

Clinical Expertise


  • Living Donor and Deceased Donor Liver Transplantation
  • HPB surgery


  • July 2008 to September 2010 Honorary Consultant – GI Surgery, L. H. Hiranandani Hospital, Powai, Mumbai
  • November 2010 – January 2012 Associate Consultant, Surgical Gastroenterology, Lilavati Hospital & Research Centre, Bandra, Mumbai.  
  • January 2011 – October 2011 Fellow, Division of Hepatopancreatobiliary Surgery and Liver Transplantation, Seoul St Mary’s Hospital, Catholic University of Korea, Seoul, South Korea.
  • February 2012 to February 2013 Senior Fellow, Institute of Liver Transplantation & Regenerative Medicine, Medanta – The Medicity, Gurgaon, Haryana
  • February 2013 to October 2014 Associate Consultant, Institute of Liver Transplantation & Regenerative Medicine, Medanta – The Medicity, Gurgaon, Haryana
  • March 2013 to October 2014 Consultant GI, Hepatopancreatobiliary, Liver Transplant Surgery, Jupiter Hospital, Thane
  • October 2016 to September 2018 Consultant, Institute of Liver Diseases & Transplantation, Gleneagles Global Health City, Mumbai

Honors & Awards


  • Awarded the J N Tata Endowment scholarship 2010-2011 for further studies abroad in a higher speciality
  • Awarded the B Braun scholarship 2006-07 for academic excellence in the field of surgical gastroenterology.
  • Ranked 3rd in the university in the M.S. (General Surgery) examinations 

Research & Publication

 Journal Publications

  • “Estimation of liver volume in the western Indian population” Indian J Gastroenterol (2016)
  • "Evolution of pancreatoduodenectomy in a tertiary cancer center in India: improved results from service reconfiguration." Pancreatology 13.1 (2013): 63-71.
  • "Post-operative abdominal drainage following major upper gastrointestinal surgery: single drain versus two drains." Journal of cancer research and therapeutics 9.2 (2013): 267.
  • "Synchronous hepatocellular carcinoma with renal cell carcinoma: a case report and review of literature of multiple synchronous primary malignancies." Indian Journal of Surgery 75.1 (2013): 290-292.
  • "Extending the limitations of liver surgery: outcomes of initial human experience in a high-volume center performing single-port laparoscopic liver resection for hepatocellular carcinoma."Surgical endoscopy 26.6 (2012): 1602-1608.                                
  • "Gastrointestinal stromal tumors: case series of 29 patients defining the role of imatinib prior to surgery."World journal of surgery 36.4 (2012): 864-871.
  • "Single-port laparoscopy-assisted donor right hepatectomy in living donor liver transplantation: sensible approach or unnecessary hindrance?" Transplantation proceedings. Vol. 44. No. 2. Elsevier, 2012.
  • "Complications as indicators of quality assurance after 401 consecutive colorectal cancer resections: the importance of surgeon volume in developing colorectal cancer units in India."World journal of surgical oncology 10.1 (2012): 1.
  • "Solitary pancreatic metastasis from renal cell carcinoma: a case report from India with a review of literature."Internet Journal of Medical Update-EJOURNAL 7.1 (2012). 
  • "Superior mesenteric artery first combined with uncinate process approach versus uncinate process first approach in pancreatoduodenectomy: a comparative study evaluating perioperative outcomes." Langenbeck's Archives of Surgery 396.8 (2011): 1205-1212.
  • "Laparoscopic surgery for rectal cancer."  The Lancet Oncology 11.10 (2010): 919-920.
  • "Is early feeding after major gastrointestinal surgery a fashion or an advance? Evidence-based review of literature."Journal of cancer research and therapeutics 5.4 (2009): 232.
  • "Meta‐analysis of defunctioning stomas in low anterior resection for rectal cancer (Br J Surg 2009; 96: 462–472)."British Journal of Surgery 96.11 (2009): 1374-1375.
  • "Giant villous adenoma of the ampulla of vater-observation of the adenoma carcinoma sequence." (2007). Published online at gastrohep.com.
  • “Lymphoplasmacytic sclerosing pancreatitis mimicking pancreatic cancer.” Case Report - Indian J Gastroenterology 2005; 24:86-87
  • "Ectopic pancreatic tissue mimicking ampullary tumor. “Indian journal of gastroenterology: official journal of the Indian Society of Gastroenterology 24.6 (2004): 265-266.
  • "Case reports: Right sided pancreatico pleural fistula: a rare clinical presentation."BHJ 2003;45; July
  • "Gastric cancer presenting with acute disseminated intravascular coagulation." Indian journal of gastroenterology: official journal of the Indian Society of Gastroenterology 21.4 (2001): 164-165.

Book Chapter

  • "Pancreatic Anastomosis and Fistula."Surgery of Pancreatic Cancer: Current Issues-ECAB (2012): 47


Associated Publications


  • Masterclass in Liver Disease 2017, 2018
  • Large Liver tumors, experience of two cases: IHPBA- Indian chapter, Ahmedabad 2005.
  • Complications in Colorectal Cancer Surgery – a specialized unit experience: AFCP & ACRSICON, Goa, September 2009.
  • Mortality following pancreatoduodenectomy – lessons learnt. Paper accepted at the IHPBA 2010, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
  • Single-port Laparoscopy Assisted Donor Right Hepatectomy in Living donor Liver Transplantation: Sensible approach or unnecessary hindrance? Poster presentation at the Congress of the Asian Society for Transplantation, Seoul, September 2011.
  • Outcomes of Liver Transplantation in Acute Liver Failure: Acute Liver Failure - A Paradigm Shift, Global Hospital, Mumbai, October 2015
  • Portal vein thrombosis in HCC. Surgical and non-surgical management of HPB tumors. Global Hospital, Mumbai, February 2016
  • Hepatocellular carcinoma in cirrhotics. Symposium in MASICON, February 2016, Kolhapur, Maharashtra, India


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