Best Liver Transplant in Mumbai

Are you or your family members suffering from acute or chronic liver diseases? Has the doctor recommended a liver transplant as the most suitable way out? 


If yes, then approach Dr. Gaurav Gupta, Consultant, and Head of Liver Transplant and HPB Surgery Department at Fortis, Mulund, Mumbai. He is well known to provide the best Liver Transplant in Mumbai and India. His other areas of surgical expertise include Living donor Liver Transplant, Laparoscopic Donor Nephrectomy, Pediatric Liver Transplant, and Pancreas Transplant.


Transplant surgeons have successfully performed liver transplants on children as well as adults. Doctors recommend liver transplants when the liver cannot function properly and the body cannot regenerate the liver. Incidentally, the liver is the only organ in the human body that can regenerate.


The patient will require a liver transplant if there is total liver failure due to a liver tumor or long-standing liver diseases such as hepatitis, nonalcoholic fatty liver disease, Cirrhosis, primary sclerosing cholangitis, or the presence of tumors such as hepatoblastoma in children and hepatocellular carcinoma in adults.


Fortis Hospital, Mulund, Mumbai is one of the best hospitals that offer state-of-the-art services for Liver transplant in India.


Types of Liver Transplant

1. Deceased organ donation or cadaver liver transplant 

The surgeon will transplant the liver from the brain dead donor and replace it in the patient after removing the damaged liver. The donor or their family members must give consent to remove and transplant the liver.


2. Living donor organ transplant

A section of the liver from a healthy individual is transplanted into the liver patient. It takes nearly six to eight weeks for the liver to regrow and function properly in both the donor and the receiver.


3. Split organ donation

Usually, the liver from a recently dead person is removed and split into two parts, one smaller and one larger. These parts are transplanted into two different patients, which then regrow to normal size in few weeks.


Waiting for a liver transplant

It is normal for patients to wait for a considerable time till a matching liver donor is available. During that period, the patients have to stay motivated and active. A positive frame of mind ensures quick and better recovery.  


Some helpful tips for patients waiting for liver transplant are:

  • Continue taking prescribed medications.
  • Stay involved in healthy activities and spend time with family and friends.
  • Stay in touch with your medical team and caregivers.
  • Follow diet suggestions and restrictions fully.
  • Inform the medical team of certain health complications as and when they arise.


Life after liver transplant

The patient will have to stay in the hospital for at least two weeks for recuperating and observation. If no complications arise, then the patient will be discharged.

Initially, the patient will have to undergo frequent medical checkups and blood tests. It may take nearly six months for the patient to regain normal health. During this period, doctors prescribe immunosuppressants to prevent complications from arising. Also, the patient will have to take medicines for their entire life.


Why choose us?

  • Extremely competent and proficient in performing liver transplant surgeries
  • Nearly ten years of surgical experience in performing liver donor transplant
  • Key role in establishing three centres of liver transplant in Mumbai and Maharashtra.
  • Fellowships of the world’s most renowned transplant centres.


About Dr. Gaurav Gupta - Liver Transplant Surgeon


Fellowship in American Society of Transplant Surgeons (ASTS), Indian Society of Transplant Surgeons (ISOT), Association of Surgeons of India (ASI)


Dr. Gaurav Gupta is one of the leading liver transplant surgeons in Mumbai. He is presently associated with Fortis Hospitals as a Head of the Liver Transplant and HPB Surgery Department. He has been instrumental in establishing three liver transplant units in Maharashtra.

Dr. Gaurav Gupta is an ASTS certified abdominal organ transplant surgeon with more than ten years of experience in Liver Transplant surgeries. Being the Chief Surgeon of Liver Transplant in Mumbai, he has performed more than 500 liver transplants in the past five years. Dr. Gupta also has performed the first-ever combined Liver Kidney Living Donor Transplant in Mumbai, Western India.


He is the alumnus of Maulana Azad Medical College, New Delhi, where he studied for his MBBS and MS degrees. He has received his fellowship in Liver Transplant Surgery from the American Society of Transplant Surgeons, University of Pittsburgh Medical Centre (UPMC), Pittsburgh, and University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia.


During his stint in the USA, he has received training and worked at Thomas E. Starzl Transplant Institute, Penn Transplant Institute, Dumont-UCLA Transplant Centre, which are recognized for their expertise in transplant surgeries.


He was previously associated with Fortis Escorts, the Wockhardt group of hospitals, and Apollo Hospital.


Well, nearly 500 liver transplant surgeries are performed by Dr. Gaurav Gupta with excellent results over the last decade. Hence, it is advisable to consult an expert and experienced liver transplant surgeon for complicated procedures of liver diseases and Liver cancer. Dr. Gaurav Gupta would be one of the best choices to get your liver transplant in the Mumbai region. 



  • Successfully performed Pediatric Liver transplant in 5.3 kg baby.
  • Achieved 1-year survival of 96% for Liver Transplant program at Fortis Hospital, Mulund.
  • Performed first Living donor combined Liver and Kidney Transplant with Mumbai-based team in 2016.
  • Successfully performed many ABO-incompatible liver transplants.


The pancreas' primary function is to produce digestive juices and hormones such as insulin and glucagon, which help maintain normal blood sugar levels and use and store energy derived from food. For insulin-dependent diabetes, the doctor will recommend a Pancreas Transplant. Dr. Gaurav Gupta is an ASTS certified abdominal organ transplant surgeon who also offers the treatment for Pancreas Transplant in Mumbai.

Hepato-biliary disease comprises a heterogeneous group of conditions that affect the liver, bile ducts, gallbladder, and pancreas. The HPB Surgery can be done for different conditions under the Hepato -Pancreato-Biliary scope. There are different types and stages that can be treated through this Surgery with a success rate of over 90 %. Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Surgery in Mumbai is preferred by patients all over the India.

The liver is a large organ that lies in your body's upper right part, under your diaphragm, and above your stomach. Hepatocellular carcinoma is the most prevalent form of liver cancer, and it starts with the main type of liver cell (hepatocyte). The signs and symptoms

Pediatric Liver transplantation is a highly recommended effective surgical treatment for your child suffering from final-stage liver complications. Dr. Gaurav Gupta provides the best liver transplant treatment in Mumbai and is recommended for Pediatric Liver Transplant 

A liver transplant is a surgical procedure that removes a liver that no longer functions properly (liver failure) and replaces it with a healthy liver from a deceased donor or a portion of a healthy liver from a living donor. A liver transplant is usually reserved as a treatment option for people who have significant complications due to end-stage chronic liver disease. A liver transplant is a lifesaving procedure for which you need a hospital with advanced infrastructure to carry out this complicated and crucial surgery.

Biliary disease is a medical condition associated with bile ducts, gall bladder, and other structures associated with the bile, its production, and transportation. Biliary Atresia, Primary Biliary Cirrhosis, and Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis are medical conditions related to bile ducts and can hamper the digestion process severely. A proper Diagnosis and Treatment is very important as ignorance can cause huge trouble to the patient.

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Frequently Asked Questions

A Doctor suggests a liver transplant if the patient is diagnosed with chronic liver diseases such as Hepatitis C, Hepatitis B, cirrhosis, liver tumor, or liver is not able to regenerate even after comprehensive treatment.


People suffering from severe liver diseases will be weak, suffering from jaundice, water retention, pass black stools or vomit blood or even suffer frequent abdominal infections.

An ideal liver donor can be a healthy family member of 18 – 55 years, with a BMI of less than 30.

Yes, both liver donation and liver transplantation procedures are very safe. The liver is the only organ in the body that can regenerate. Hence, the liver donor and recipient can expect their liver to grow back in some months. The liver donor will not have to take medication after a few weeks of donating liver, while the liver recipient will have to take medicines for protection against infections.

Well, most of them are. Liver transplant has a 1-year survival of around 90%.Dr. Gaurav Gupta has performed nearly 500 liver transplant surgeries with excellent results over the last decade. Hence, it is advisable to consult an expert and experienced liver transplant surgeon for the procedure.

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