Liver Transplant Overview

APOLLO HOSPITALS – Liver Transplant in Mumbai

Apollo Hospital Mumbai is the best hospital for Liver transplants in Mumbai. Apollo Hospitals – Navi Mumbai, is one of the most advanced multi-specialty tertiary care hospital in the region of Mumbai and Navi Mumbai. The hospital offers comprehensive and integrated super-speciality services under one roof with highly experienced doctors of national and international repute supported by well-trained team of nurses,technicians and other support staff. The Hospital is accredited by JCI & NABH.


Apollo Hospitals has pioneered Clinical Excellence in India and it is one of the Group’s proudest legacies. The unit boasts of renowned consultants and the focus is on high-quality patient experience in all aspects. It thrives to deliver clinical outcomes comparable to the very best in the world.


It is a 500 bedded facility and has access to world-class technologies, 13 state-of-the-operation theatres, advanced laboratory and medical diagnostics and 120 ultra-modern I.C.U. beds including N.I.C.U. & P.I.C.U. manned round the clock by critical care specialists:


Apollo Hospitals Group has always been ahead of the curve in terms of technology. Apollo Hospitals, Navi Mumbai, has state-of-the-art technologies, enhanced patient care with greater precision, better patient experience and precise diagnosis. The best of the technologies available are:

  • 128 slice CT Scan
  • 3 Tesla MRI
  • AlluraClarity – Cath lab with 3D OCT (Optical Coherence Tomography)
  • Reduced radiation (X-ray) dose by an average of 50% with equivalent image quality for diagnosis in cardiac angiography
  • Advanced Image Processing Technology

TrueBeam STx Stereotactic Radiosurgery System with Brainlab has helped pioneer new stereotactic treatment technologies in use for the treatment of cancer and other conditions. Radiosurgery treatments take advantage of recent advances in proven technologies, including:

  • Imaging with cone – beam CT
  • Motion management
  • Precision beam delivery with RapidArc®
  • Treatment planning through Eclipse™
  • Automated patient-positioning technologies
  • Image-guided radiation therapy (IGRT)
  • Image Modulated radiation therapy (IMRT)
  • RapidArc
  • Stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT)
  • Stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS)
  • BrachyTherapy
  • Robotic Spine Surgery
  • da Vinci Robotic Surgery


Apollo Institutes of Liver disease and Transplant, Navi Mumbai, is one of the most comprehensive centres in Western India, performing both adult and paediatric liver transplantation, with an internationally renowned team that has experience of over 4000 liver transplants in India and the UK. The acclaimed liver transplant specialists, supported by experienced hepatologists, anaesthetists, intensivists, transplant nurses, co-ordinators, dieticians, physiotherapists and social workers working together, provide care for the entire spectrum of Liver disease.


  • The only centre in Western India to offer liver transplants (living and deceased donor) for both children (0-18 years) and adults
  • Integrated Liver disease management in children
  • Comprehensive services to treat Acute Liver Failure with a dedicated liver ICU
  • Expert management of complex cases of Liver disease and transplantation
  • Transplant capability for split-liver, double organ transplant (Liver-kidney), multi-visceral (Intestine containing) and donation-after-cardiac-death
  • Accomplished team of Surgeons, Hepatologists, Anaesthetists and Intensivists with international experience in India, Asia and Europe
  • Complex surgery for cancer of liver, pancreas, gall bladder and bile duct by onco-surgeons
  • Strong academic background with over 400 publications in peer reviewed journals


  • Prof. (Dr.) Darius Mirza
    Head – Apollo Institutes of Liver diseases and Transplant, Navi Mumbai
    Professor of HPB and Transplant Surgery, Birmingham UK
  • Dr. Aabha Nagral
    Consultant, Hepatology (Adult & Paediatrics), Apollo Hospitals, Navi Mumbai
  • Dr Shailesh Sable
    Consultant – HPB and Transplant Surgery, Apollo Hospitals, Navi Mumbai
  • Dr Rohan Jagat Chaudhari
    Consultant, Hepatobiliary & Liver Transplant Surgery, Apollo Hospitals, Navi Mumbai.

Liver Transplant Surgeons



  • Dr. Ambreen Sawant
  • Dr. Suresh Vasanth

Liver Intensive Care

  • Dr. Gunadhar Padhi
  • Dr. Suvadeep Sen



  • Dr. Aneeta Bajaj
  • Dr. Amol Ingule


  • Dr. Asawari Ambekar

Dr. Aabha Nagral

MBBS, MD, DNB (Gastroenterology), Senior Consultant, (Adult & Paediatric) Hepatology, Liver Transplantation & Gastroenterology, Fellowship in Hepatology & Liver Transplantation Royal Free Hospital, UK & Mayo Clinic, USA

Doctor Abha - Apollo Hospitals

Dr. Aabha Nagral, MBBS, MD, DNB (Gastroenterology) is a Senior Consultant, (Adult & Paediatric) Hepatology, Liver Transplantation & Gastroenterology. She has done her Fellowship in Hepatology & Liver Transplantation from Royal Free Hospital, UK & Mayo Clinic, USA & has more than 25 years of experience in the field of Gastroenterology & Transplantation.

Her special interest lies in Hepatobiliary Medicine & Liver Transplantation. Dr. Aabha has been on the Indian medical advisory board of a charitable access programme for treatment of patients with Gaucher disease – a rare metabolic disorder.

She has 78 International and National publications related to Hepatology, Liver transplantation and Pediatric Hepatology listed under her name. She has co-authored many text book chapters and important publications on Wilson Disease, Budd Chiari syndrome, Gaucher disease, Liver transplantation & Hepatitis C. She has also reviewed articles for several International and National Journals.

Dr. Aabha Nagral holds the following Certifications & Memberships:

  • Governing Council Member
  • Indian National Association for Study of Liver (INASL)
  • Past President Maharashtra Chapter of Indian Society of Gastroenterology (Maha-ISGCON)
  • Member – Indian Society of Gastroenterology (ISG)
  • Member- Indian Society of Pediatric Gastroenterology
  • Hepatology and Nutrition (ISPGHAN)
  • Member – Indian Association of Pediatrics (IAP) and IAP, Mumbai


MS, DSS, FRCS (Edinburgh), FRCS (Glasgow)

Professor Darius F Mirza, MS, DSS, FRCS Ed, FRCS Glasgow, is a Consultant HPB and Multi-Organ Transplant Lead at Apollo Hospitals Navi Mumbai. He is one of the most experienced Hepato Pancreato Biliary and Transplant surgeons in the UK, having been involved with complex liver, pancreas, bile duct and transplantation surgery since 1986.

After basic training in Bombay, he obtained lengthy training in HPB surgery, liver and renal transplantation at the University Hospital Vienna, Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham and the Birmingham Children’s Hospital. He was appointed Consultant HPB and Transplant Surgeon in 1996 and has worked for almost 25 years at the leading Liver and HPB Unit in Europe, a centre that has performed almost 5000 liver transplants, 2500 liver resections and 1400 pancreatic resections in adults and children. He has a strong academic record with over 270 published Medline/pub Med articles and over 25 book chapters.

His main areas of interest in liver transplantation include transplantation in complex circumstances, the use of extended criteria donors, surgical innovation (liver splitting, segmental grafts, live donor liver transplantation), use of machine perfusion in preservation of donor livers and paediatric transplantation (liver, intestine, multivisceral).

In the field of HPB surgery his interest lies in major liver and pancreatic resectional surgery for primary and secondary cancer, surgery for portal hypertension including shunt surgery in both adults and children, post cholecystectomy bile duct injuries and strictures, and paediatric liver and pancreatic resections.

He was Clinical Service Lead (CSL) for Liver Surgery in Birmingham overseeing a team of 11 Consultant Surgeons from 2012-2014, working across two sites. In 2013, he was appointed to an Honorary Chair in Hepatobiliary Surgery and Transplantation by the University of Birmingham. He was appointed Clinical Academic Lead for Transplantation at the Institute for Translational Medicine, Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham in 2015. He has recently (2015) been elected the founding Chair of the British Liver TransplantGroup (BLTG).

During his 25+ years career in HPB surgery and transplantation, he has contributed to several learned society committees and NHSBT offices including: Liver Advisory Group to NHS Blood and Transplant, the founding chair of the Liver Intestine Subgroup and the founding Chair of the Bowel Advisory Group (BAG) to NHS Blood and Transplant (2010-15). He was also the Lead Cancer Clinician for HPB surgery from 2009-2016, set up and chaired the West Midlands supra regional HPB Cancer Network from 2004-2010. He was also elected for a term as Secretary of the European Liver and Intestinal Transplant Association (ELITA/ESOT) in 2003 and co-organised the 13th Intestinal Transplant Association symposium in Oxford (2013).

His return to Mumbai, the city of his childhood, after 25 years is driven by the opportunity to develop a world class HPB and Transplant facility for both adults and children with liver and pancreatic disease at Apollo Hospitals, Navi Mumbai.


Dr. Gamil - Apollo Hospitals

Mr Gamil Mohammed Algaffari from Yemen, was diagnosed with chronic Liver disease. He underwent a Liver transplantation at Apollo Hospitals, Navi Mumbai. The surgery was performed by Dr Darius F Mirza, Head, Liver Transplant, Dr Vikram Raut, Consultant, Liver Transplant Surgeon and supported by a team of specialists. To know more please click on the link to View Video Testimonial

Apollo Hospitals in Tanzania

Apollo Hospitals, Navi Mumbai successfully performed liver transplant on a 4-month-old baby, the youngest recipient in Western India. The infant from Tanzania, was suffering from a congenital condition of the liver, ‘Biliary Atresia’ which had blocked the bile flow from the liver causing irreversible damage and scarring of the liver cells.The surgery was performed by Dr Darius F Mirza, Head, Liver Transplant, Dr Vikram Raut, Consultant, Liver Transplant Surgeon, Dr Swapnil Sharma Consultant, Liver Transplant Surgeon, supported by Dr Aabha Nagral Hepatology, (Adult & Pediatrics) and a team specialised support staff.
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