Rela Hospital

Get Liver Transplant Done from India's Best Liver Transplant Hospital

Get consulted from Chennai's Leading Liver doctors

  • Liver Transplant Hospital with world's largest dedicated LICU
  • First Successful Split & Auxiliary Liver Transplant Surgery in India
  • 2000+ liver transplants since 2010 with the best liver doctors
  • India’s Youngest Successful Liver Transplant on a One-Month-Old Baby

Prof. Mohamed Rela

Chairman & Director, Dr. Rela Institute & Medical Centre

Prof. Mohamed Rela is a pioneer in liver transplantation with over 28 years of experience as liver doctor and specialist. He started the Institute of Liver Disease and Transplantation at Gleneagles Global Health City in 2009. It quickly became the largest liver transplantation program in India. Since its inception, this program performed more than 1500 liver transplantation surgeries.

Prof. Mohamed Rela started “Dr. Rela Institute & Medical Centre“ with a vision is to address health care issues of local population with facilities of International standards also provide cost effective high end treatments like Multi-Organ Transplantation. He is one of the most accomplished liver doctors in the world and has performed more than 4000 liver transplant surgeries, making Rela Hospital one of the top liver transplant hospitals in the city. He has over 400 scientific articles and book chapters to his credit.

He has pioneered the technique of split liver transplantation where one cadaver liver is split into two and transplanted into two individuals and has been a mentor to all the liver doctors in Rela.

He is also one of the most Innovative Paediatric Surgeons alive as per an article published by “Top Master’s in Healthcare Administration”. With the best liver doctors, gastroenterologists and hepatologists, Dr. Rela Institute and Medical Centre is the safest place for high-quality medical care.

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Institute of Liver Disease & Transplantation

The Largest Liver Hospital in Chennai, India

Institute of Liver Disease & Transplantation

Rela Institute of Liver Disease & Transplantation (RILDT) is acknowledged as one of the most comprehensive, multidisciplinary disease-management centres that offers specialized treatment of liver and pancreas related diseases such as liver transplant, making it one of the Best Liver Hospitals in Chennai. RILDT’s exceptional liver transplant team has performed over 1400 liver transplants in Tamil Nadu since 2010. The Rela Hospital offers a coordinated multidisciplinary approach to liver transplants and liver care. It is the best liver hospital in India and one of the best liver hospitals in India. It is equipped with some of the most advanced liver care facilities.

Our team of highly skilled Liver Doctors, Hepatologists, Medical Gastroenterologists, Surgical Gastroenterologists and HPB Surgeons works with qualified doctors and other staff to provide all kinds of liver disease treatments.

With a proud tradition of medical excellence, as evidenced by many of its ‘firsts’ and medical breakthroughs, our Liver Hospital strives to provide quality healthcare, where the most advanced treatments are delivered by the region’s leading medical professionals.

RIMC has performed many breakthrough surgeries including one on a 42 days old baby - creating a record of being the youngest successful pediatric liver transplant surgery in India. At Rela's Liver Hospital in Chennai, we receive many International cases of Liver Transplantation – both Adult & Pediatric – from countries like Bangladesh, Middle East, Sri Lanka, etc. We have become the most sought after liver transplant hospital in India due to our impressive success rates.

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Treatment Specialization

  • Liver Transplantation
  • Paediatric Liver Disease & Transplantation
  • Liver Cancer
  • Liver Cirrhosis
  • Liver Diseases
  • Chronic Liver Disease
  • Acute Liver Failure
  • Combined Liver and Kidney Transplantation
  • Liver tumours
  • Bile duct tumours
  • Diseases of the Pancreas
  • Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
  • Alcoholic Liver Disease
  • Ascites
  • Hepatitis B
  • Hepatitis C
  • Hepatic Encephalopathy
  • Wilson's Disease
  • Management of Chronic Liver Disease
  • Management of Acute Liver Failure
  • Gallbladder Diseases
  • Gallstone Disease
  • Gallbladder Polyps
  • Choledocholithiasis
  • Liver Metastasis
  • Cholangitis
  • Primary Biliary Cholangitis
  • Hepatomegaly
  • Crigler Najjar Syndrome
  • Galactosemia
  • Budd Chiari Syndrome
  • Liver Adenoma
  • Primary HCC - Hepatocellular Carcinoma
  • Hepatoblastoma
  • Hepatorenal Syndrome
  • Portal Hypertension
  • Hemangioma
  • Liver Resection
  • Pancreas Transplant
  • Kidney Transplant
  • Combined Pancreas & Kidney Transplant
  • Vascular Access – Fistula Formation For Dialysis

Department of Gastroenterology

The Institute of Gastroenterology is state-of-the-art, technologically avant-garde department that specializes in stomach and gut health. Our best gastroenterology doctors in Chennai work in close partnership with a range of other specialists, including experts in radiology, pathology, and oncology. In short, your gastric problems, its treatment, procedures involved, cost, recovery, and side effects will be taken care of by our gastrointestinal expert, who work within the gastroenterology treatment guidelines or gastrointestinal treatment guidelines.

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India’s Youngest Successful Liver Transplantation on a One-Month-Old Baby

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First Successful Split & Auxiliary Liver Transplant Surgery in India

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First Paediatric Auxiliary Liver Transplant in Asia

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First Swap Liver Transplant on Adults in India

Success Stories

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Prof. Mohamed Rela performed a successful liver transplantation on a 5-day-old girl, Baebhen Schutke, for which his name was registered in Guinness Book of World Records. Ms. Schutke is now 20 years old and is studying law.

India’s Youngest Successful Liver Transplantation on a One-Month-Old Baby, performed at Dr Rela Institute & Medical Centre.

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The three liver transplants done on infants with biliary atresia from Nellore, Bangalore and Delhi in July 2020 during this pandemic despite travel restrictions and logistic difficulties was one of our recent achievements.


RELA HOSPITAL SETS NEW GLOBAL BENCHMARK IN LIVER TRANSPLANT PATIENT SURVIVAL RATE Worldwide the patient survival rate averages at 90% while Rela Hospital achieved a 99.2% patient survival rate.

Why Rela?

450 bed
130 care beds
14 operating room


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