Hear From Your Near Native

Geeta Awasthi's son, Siwansh, from Nepal, had liver problems since he was 1.5 years old. After a misdiagnosis at a local hospital, they went to Rela Hospital, Chennai. Dr. Jagadeesh Menon VR diagnosed liver failure and recommended a transplant.

Siwansh underwent a successful transplant on their sixth day there and was discharged within two weeks. Now three, he is healthy and developing normally. His mother is grateful to the doctors and staff for their care.

Why Rela Hospital?

Rela Institute of Liver Disease & Transplantation (RILDT), the best liver center in India, offers state-of-the-art medical care together with compassionate support. Our experts provide tailored treatments for a range of liver issues using cutting-edge technology. We prioritize your medical journey's physical and mental well-being in a compassionate environment. Our main goals at RILDT are your recovery and getting back to living a happy, fulfilling life.


  • Liver Diseases (general term)
  • Chronic Liver Disease
  • Acute Liver Failure
  • 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
  • Primary Biliary Cholangitis
  • Crigler Najjar Syndrome
  • Galactosemia
  • Budd Chiari Syndrome

  • Liver Transplantation
  • Paediatric Liver Disease & Transplantation
  • Liver Cancer
  • Liver Cirrhosis
  • Liver Tumours
  • Bile Duct Tumours
  • Diseases Of The Pancreas
  • Combined Liver And Kidney Transplantation
  • Liver Resection
  • Pancreas Transplant
  • Combined Pancreas & Kidney Transplant
  • Gallbladder Diseases
  • Gallstone Disease
  • Gallbladder Polyps
  • Choledocholithiasis
  • Liver Metastasis
  • Cholangitis
  • Liver Adenoma
  • Hepatorenal Syndrome
  • Portal Hypertension
  • Hemangioma
  • Vascular Access - Fistula Formation For Dialysis

Meet Our Liver Transplant Experts

Rela Hospital is proud of its expert liver transplant team, which is dedicated to advanced care for our patients. Our top liver doctors offer excellent, personalised treatment to meet each patient's needs.


Prof. Mohamed Rela


Chairman & Director, Rela Hospital

Dr. Mohamed RelaAs the Chairman and Managing Director of the Rela Institute & Medical Centre in India, is a well-known figure in the medical community. He is a Councilor for South/Southeast Asia in The Transplantation Society and President of the Liver Transplant Society of India, among other important positions. Dr. Rela is an associate editor for the American Journal of Transplantation and a member of the Executive Council of the International Living Donor Liver Transplantation Group.

Over the course of several decades, Dr. Rela has had an impressive career. He has written more than 900 peer-reviewed publications, with over 18,500 citations, and has a H Index of 69. His contributions total more than thirty-five book chapters, including important additions to Bailey & Love's Short Practice of Surgery and Gray's Anatomy.

Overseeing one of the busiest liver transplant programs in India, Dr. Rela has conducted over 6000 liver transplants and over 300 surgeries a year. His groundbreaking work includes the 1997 liver transplant on a five-day-old kid that set a new Guinness World Record. With over 20 international awards and accolades to his name as a consequence of his work, Dr. Rela's status as a pioneer and leader in the field of liver transplantation has been solidified.

Dr. Gomathy Narasimhan

MBBS, MS, ASTS Fellowship (USA)

Senior Consultant Liver and Renal Transplant Surgeon

Dr. Rajesh Rajalingam


Clinical Lead - HPB Surgery ; Senior Consultant, Abdominal Trauma, HPB Surgery

Dr. Kumar Palaniappan

MBBS, DNB (GI), Fellowship In HPT & Liver Transplant

Clinical Lead - Laparoscopy Liver Surgery

Dr. Ashwin Rammohan

MBBS, MCh(GE), DNB, MRCS(Ed&Glasg), DChir(Fr.), FRCSGlasg, PDF(LT)

Consultant - HPB Surgery and Liver Transplantation

Dr. Ramkiran Reddy Cherukuru

MBBS, MS, DNB (GI Surgery), MRCS (Edin), Liver Transplant Fellowship

Consultant, Abdominal Trauma, HPB Surgery and Liver Transplantation

Dr. Vasantha Kumar


Associate Consultant, Abdominal Trauma, HPB Surgery and Liver Transplantation

Dr. R. Muthukumarassamy


Associate Consultant, Abdominal Trauma, HPB Surgery and Liver Transplantation

Dr. Jasper Sandeep Rajasekar


Associate Consultant, Abdominal Trauma, HPB Surgery and Liver Transplantation

Dr. Arul Kumar S

MBBS, MS In General Surgery, Fellowship In HPB Surgery, Fellow In Liver Transplantation.

Associate Consultant- HPB Surgery and Liver Transplantation

Dr. Dinesh Jothimani

MRCP (UK), FRCP (Glasgow), CCT (Hepatology,UK)

Director – Hepatology

Dr. Vaibhav Patil

MBBS, DNB (Medicine), DNB (Gastroenterology)


Dr. Radhika Venugopal

M.B.B.S., M.D


Dr. Navin Kumar Marannan

MBBS, MD Medicine, DM Hepatology

Consultant - Hepatology




Dr. Naresh Shanmugam

MBBS, DCH, DNB(Paed), FRCPCH, Dip. In Nutri Medicine (UK),CCT (UK),CSST (UK)

Director- Women and Child Health & Senior Consultant- Paediatric Gastroenterology & Hepatology

Dr. Jagadeesh Menon VR

MBBS, MD (Paediatrics), DM (Paediatric Gastroenterology)

Paediatric Hepatology - Consultant

Dr. T Ravikumar

MD (Paeds), IDPCCM, Fellowship In PCCM, STEP Fellowship

Senior Consultant and Clinical Lead

Dr. P. Saravanan

MBBS, DNB, MRCS, M.Ch (Surgical Oncology)

Visiting Consultant - Surgical Oncologist

Dr. Sonal Gajbhiye

M.B.B.S, M.D Pediatrics, IFPCCM

PICU - Consultant







Dr. Akila Rajakumar

MBBS, MD (Anesthesia), FRCA

Senior Consultant and Clinical Lead

Dr. Ilankumaran Kaliamoorthy


Chief Executive Officer & Senior Consultant, Liver Anaesthesia & Intensive Care

Dr. B. Balaji


Senior Consultant

Dr.S. Giridharan

MBBS, MD (Anesthesiology), Fellowship In Liver Critical Care


Dr. Madhumita Udayasankar

MBBS, M.D In Anaesthesiology, PDF (Liver Transplant Anaesthesia), PDF Liver Intensive Care


Advanced Technology

Rela Institute of Liver Disease & Transplantation (RILDT) is a global leader in liver treatment, known for delivering exceptional patient outcomes. RILDT is home to the largest intensive care unit in the world for liver patients. It is outfitted with the newest technology and offers patients who are seriously sick the best care possible.

  • RILDT launched the First Integrated Liver Emergency Care Ambulance Service Provided in India: This special service provides specialized emergency response to stabilize patients during transport.
  • Modern Technology in 14 Theaters: With the most recent innovations, our advanced surgical facilities allow us to precisely handle even the most difficult treatments.
  • Our team can provide life-saving treatments and individualized care for each patient thanks to RILDT's dedication to cutting-edge technology. We follow strict international guidelines, guaranteeing the best possible quality and safety for every technology we use.

Rela Institute of Liver Diseases and Transplantation is expanding its services to Punjab and Rajasthan

Rela Hospital provides top-tier services with NABH and ISO accreditations