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Dr. Rela Institute & Medical Centre
— The Global Destination for Liver Transplantation

Rela Institute & Medical Centre’s Liver Transplantation programme provides hope to patients with acute liver failure and end stage liver disease conditions. Patients from across the globe, many who have been categorized as unfit or high risk patients by other hospitals, have trusted and undergone successful Liver Transplantation at RIMC.

Liver Transplantation is a life-saving surgery, which for many with severe liver damage could be the only option of treatment. With the team that has performed over 3000 liver transplantations, RIMC is known as the best liver transplantation centre in India.

Owned and managed by Dr. Mohammed Rela - one of the world's leading liver transplantation surgeons, Dr. Rela Institute & Medical Centre has firmly established itself as a pioneer in performing very critical and rare liver transplant surgeries and allied procedures, with state-of-the-art practices and procedures for achieving the targeted results, while upholding high ethical standards.

Dr. Rela pioneered the split liver transplantation technique as well as the swap liver transplantation technique for adults.

Dr Rela is not just a renowned Indian surgeon; he is a global figure and a visionary par excellence, who has pioneered and perfected many medical breakthroughs. He has always strived to address the root cause of any medical challenge by adopting an innovative approach, while performing surgeries and reinventing medical practices in a single-minded effort to save valuable lives.

Dr. Rela has performed more than 4500 liver transplantations, the youngest patient was a five-day-old female baby. Dr. Mohammed Rela’s dedication and commitment has helped in saving lives of people from all over the world.

Dr. Rela has the distinction of conceptualizing and launching a CME series called the Master Class in Liver Diseases (MCLD), with a view to training a larger cohort of surgeons. He shares the best and one-of-its-kind teaching practises in the field of liver diseases, with a view to building a world class team to enhance the success rates of liver transplantations in infants and children at Dr. Rela Institute & Medical Centre.

He has published widely in peer-reviewed national and international journals, with around 600 publications till date.

At RIMC’s Institute of Liver Disease and Transplantation, we strive to leave no stone unturned in an effort to give patients hope and save lives, even in the most challenging cases.


  • The Expert
    Headed by Prof. Mohamed Rela, with over 25 years of experience and more than 4500 liver transplant surgeries to his credit, RIMC has the world-renowned liver team with specialists in treating liver failure, advanced liver disease, liver cancer, liver transplantation and paediatric liver disease, assuring you the best treatment for your liver condition.
  • The Team
    RIMC’s Institute of Liver Disease & Transplantation has multidisciplinary team comprising of some of the country’s leading surgeons, nurses and support staff. Dr. Rela has trained this multidisciplinary team to help build an enviable track record in critical liver surgeries, liver transplantation and other organ transplants.
  • RIMC’s liver transplantation team has expertise in both Cadaver and Living Donor Transplantation and has specialists in Pediatric Liver Transplantation, Split Liver Transplantation and Auxiliary Liver Transplantation. RIMC has exhibited high success rate in all types of Liver Transplantation.


  • Drawing upon his experience and exposure to the best of facilities in the UK, Dr. Rela set up the Dr. Rela Institute & Medical Centre with an eye for detail and utmost care, to provide complete health care to patients seeking multi organ transplantation facilities and care.
  • RIMC follows a systematic global standard of liver transplant procedure. The steps are in accordance with medical procedures in majority hospitals across the world.
  • Expert panel of doctors and surgeons delivering cutting-edge medical care and surgical interventions for a wide range of diseases and disorders
  • RIMC’s 24/7 Helpline – Liver Emergency Direct Connect: - helps you to connect you directly with a Liver Intensive Care Team Specialist wherever you are for immediate advice, in case of any emergencies related to liver disease.
  • RIMC is equipped with India's first dedicated Integrated Liver Emergency Care Ambulance Service. The mobile ICU will have a specialist on board at your doorstep when liver emergency calls.
  • Advanced Emergency Care: 24*7 critical and emergency healthcare in a sprawling campus of 36 acres in Chromepet, Chennai. Dr. Rela Institute & Medical Centre is a unique centre for single organ and multi organ transplantation, performing many rare and routine organ transplantations successfully, on a day-to-day basis.
  • It specialises in cadaver and live organ transplantation surgeries.


  • 450-bedded hospital with more than 140 beds dedicated solely to critical care.
  • Dr. Rela has been constantly upgrading the Dr. Rela Institute & Medical Centre with new cutting-edge technologies and infrastructure to perform innovative medical research as well as procedures and practises to save valuable human lives. Patients now have access to these surgeries at an affordable cost in a state-of-the-art hospital, with the best possible success ratio at par with the best international hospital standards.
  • RIMC offers cutting-edge technology and state-of-the-art treatment facilities including specialized operation theaters, advanced post operation ICUs, Liver Intensive Care Unit, etc. designed to deliver superlative healthcare.
  • RIMC has the world's largest dedicated Liver Intensive Care Unit with cutting-edge technology and advanced infrastructure, that provides superlative intensive liver care.
  • State-of-the-art liver, pancreas and other multi organ transplantation units, with facilities on par with international medical centres
  • The hospital has state-of-the-art equipment, the best radiology department with accurate, quick and advanced diagnostics and treatment, and excellent support facilities for patients and their care-givers, on par with the best in the world
  • Specialized Operation Theaters: Designed and customized for performing some of the most complex and complicated transplant surgical procedures
  • Advanced Post-op ICUs offering best-in-class post-surgical care with state-of-the-art equipment and highly trained personnel
  • It is easily accessible from the airport, railway station and bus stops.

Success Rate

  • The Liver Team of Rela Institute of Liver Diseases & Transplantation has performed over 1400 liver transplantations since 2010 in the State of Tamil Nadu.
  • RIMC’s team holds one of the best success rates in Liver Transplantation in the India.
  • Utmost importance is given to maintenance of high standards of hygiene and care to avoid spread of infections, before or after any organ transplantation.
  • The hospital has treated more than thousands of patients, bringing back smiles to many of them, especially children and their families.

Patient First

  • The ‘Patient First’ attitude of every doctor, auxiliary staff and care-givers at Dr. Rela Institute & Medical Centre makes it the most sought-after hospital in its field of expertise. Patient satisfaction has been the most significant driver for the hospital as it has carved out a niche for itself.
  • RIMC is known for the excellent care if provided to the recipients and donors - pre and post the transplantation by the comprehensive liver team of comprising of Hepatologists, Medical Gastroenterologists, Surgical Gastroenterologists and HPB Surgeons and other qualified doctors & staff.
  • At RIMC, we have patients from around the world. The dedicated International Patient Care department works towards making their journey for treatment and surgery as simple and hassle free as possible.

‘Health care with a compassionate face’ has brought in patients from India and across the world to RIMC, making it the preferred destination for liver diseases. It is hailed as a saviour or guardian angel for many critically ill patients, who have been waiting for periods ranging from days to years for organ transplantation. Above all, ethical practices and adherence to international medical standards makes it a world renowned and India’s best multi organ transplant centre.

Let your hope meets its destination at RIMC.

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