Dr. Karthik Mathivanan HPB Surgery & Liver Transplant Surgeon in MGM Healthcare Chennai

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Dr. Karthik Mathivanan HPB Surgery & Liver Transplant Surgeon in MGM Healthcare Chennai


Dr. Karthik Mathivanan HPB Surgery & Liver Transplant Surgeon in MGM Healthcare Chennai

Dr. Karthik Mathivanan HPB Surgery & Liver Transplant Surgeon in Chennai. A Senior Consultant and the Associate Director of the Institute of Liver Transplant & HPB Surgery, Dr Karthik Mathivanan comes with over ten years of experience in his chosen field. He is a renowned liver transplant surgeon with expertise in hepatobiliary and pancreatic transplants and laparoscopic gastrointestinal surgeries. Throughout his professional career, Dr Karthik has been a core team member in more than 2,000 transplant surgeries, performing complex and high-risk liver surgeries with proficiency in living donor transplants. He is a pioneer in advocating for ‘organ preservation’ that has resulted in successful transplants. His areas of expertise include treatment of acute liver failures, performing ABO incompatible transplants, swap transplants, domino transplants and split liver transplants and transplants on elderly recipients.



MBBS (Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery)

Sri Ramachandra Medical College and Research Institute, Chennai, Tamil Nadu



DNB (Diplomate of National Board) in General Surgery

Voluntary Health Services (VHS) Hospital, Chennai, Tamil Nadu



Clinical Fellowship in Hepatobiliary and Liver Transplant (HBLT)

Institute of Liver Transplant and Regenerative Medicine, Medanta – The Medicity, Gurugram, Haryana



Hepatopancreato-biliary and Liver and Multi-visceral Transplant

Centre for Liver Disease and Transplant, Apollo Hospitals, Chennai, Tamil Nadu



Advanced Liver Transplant Fellowship

Institute of Liver Transplant and Regenerative Medicine, Medanta – The Medicity, Gurugram, Haryana


International Liver Transplant Society (ILTS)

Liver Transplant Society of India (LTSI)

Association of Surgeons of India (ASI)

Indian Liver Transplant Society (Founder-Member)


Successful swap liver transplant under Tamilnadu Cheif Minister’s health scheme

Asia’s 1st Living Donor Liver Transplant for acute liver failure in a sars 2 covid positive recipient

HOPE Liver pump employes for the first time in the country

South India’s First combined cardiac bypass and living donor liver transplant in a 70year old lady (2019)

India’s First complete multivesicular transplant (2018)

TamilNadu India’s first successful normothermic machine (organ ox) perfused cadaver liver transplant (2018)

India’s and the world’s smallest liver transplant recipient – 2.1 kg (2016)

India’s First successful combined live donor liver and deceased donor kidney transplant (2015)

Published India’s first and largest series of combined kidney and pancreas transplant (2014)

Published India’s largest series of adult to adult cadaver split liver transplant (2014)

India’s First successful Intestinal Transplant (2013)

India’s first successful ABO-incompatible liver transplant (2012) and largest such program (2012-2016)

The World’s first chain of three simultaneous liver transplants (combined domino and swap) (2012).


1. Consulting Services & Treatment Package Creation : Personal medical record is required to accurately assess a treatment plan.
2. Physician C.V: Medical records transfer to physician for treatment and pricing options.
3. Second Opinion : Medical report for consultation by your specialist doctors a feedback is expected within 72hours [3days].
4. Budget Friendly Treatment Plans : Expect to have as many referrals from different hospitals detailing their second opinion and the cost of treatment.
5. Medical Visa Assistance: Once the patient is satisfied with respect to the advised treatment and hospital and finalize their plan for coming to India , we assist the patient in obtaining medical visa. The patient has to apply on his own for the same in High Commission of India (Indian embassy) in their home country. We provide an invitation letter to the patient from the respective hospital which is required for submitting their visa application. Also, our team is trained to provide any information/query that the patient may have regarding medical visa and medical attendant visa.
6. Treatment Itinerary : When see doctor, When operation takes place extra, also contact details for the ward room .
7. Personal case manager: Once the patient arrives to the designated country for treatment he/she becomes our full responsibility. To handle any cases arising from hospital/ doctor negligence or malpractice to the patients. Also organized the accommodation and stay of the members accompanying the patient we will be responsible for their safety.
8. Interpretation: Interpretation assistance if necessary
9. Communication: Assist in communicating with family and home. Mobile phone or telephone card.
10. Airport support arrival / departure.: Complimentary airport pick-up / drop-off in a cab.
11. Post care rehab: Post care rehab and nursing needs.

12. Wellness and spa packages: Wellness and spa packages added pre and post procedures. Palade , yoga and spiritual classes. Resort accommodation at 4 to 5 star level.
13. Follow-up support: Provide free support when patients come back their home countries.