Transplant surgeries are one of the most crucial procedures where protocol is strictly followed by our team of experts with regard to evaluation, procedure and post-operative treatment methods.
The Institute of Hepatology and Liver Transplantation at Kamineni Hospitals has been at the forefront in providing comprehensive, holistic healthcare to patients with advanced liver and pancreato-biliary disorders. We have been caring for patients with difficult and complex liver and pancreato-biliary disease, with a strong emphasis on prevention as much as treatment of such diseases.
A combination of internationally and locally trained doctors with extensive experience, a multidisciplinary team approach to patient care and state-of-the-art infrastructure, has enabled us to deliver excellent results that meet national benchmarks and achieve unparalleled patient satisfaction.
Our team includes Hepatologists, HPB surgeons, Transplant Anesthetists and Intensivists. The core team is supported by a host of allied specialities including interventional radiology, pathology, specialized nursing, physiotherapy, transplant coordinators and nutritionists. We have state-of-the-art infrastructure dedicated to liver transplantation including operation theatres, ICUs and wards.
We at Kamineni Hospitals are at the forefront of the management of such patients. Our trained medical and allied personnel strive towards the betterment of such patients using up-to-date treatment protocols and the latest advancements in the field of liver failure. We are equipped with a rapid response state-of-the-art dedicated Liver Intensive Care Unit with an International Ambulance Facility for transporting seriously ill patients for urgent liver transplants and other advanced liver disease treatment.
Transplant surgeries are one of the most crucial procedures where protocol is strictly followed by our team of experts about evaluation, procedure and post-operative treatment methods. The surgery is scheduled only after both the donor and the patient clear an extensive medical fitness check.
Who needs to seek help for Liver Disease?
Patients with diagnosed or suspected liver disease, liver cancer or liver failure can benefit from consultation with our interdisciplinary team of specialists in liver disease.
Liver diseases are usually complex and need coordination between multiple allied specialists. By bringing together a set of specialists needed for the care of such patients, the Liver clinic aims to provide comprehensive liver care under one roof.
Services Offered
  • Specialist evaluation and consultation with multi-disciplinary team consisting of – Hepatologist
    – HPB surgeon
    – Liver transplant anesthesia and intensive care specialist
    – Physiotherapist
    – Dietitian
  • Liver transplant coordinator
  • Onsite laboratory service
  • Liver Elastography
  • Day care unit – for convenient administration of treatments that require short hospital stays for a few hours and procedures such as paracentesis, endoscopy and biopsy.
What is Liver Failure?
As the name implies, livers can fail to function to their full capacity due to a variety of reasons. Loss of liver function results in life-threatening complications such as deep jaundice, bleeding, coma, and accumulation of fluid in the abdomen. Broadly, liver failure can be classified into acute (developing over a short period) and chronic (developing over a long period. Advanced stages of liver failure need liver transplantation as a definitive treatment. However, liver transplantation is not always feasible or available to such patients. Such patients need medical management for the optimization of their clinical conditions. Sometimes, liver failure is reversible and patients can avoid transplantation.
Types of Services & Treatment Provided
  • Dedicated liver intensive care unit
  • Therapeutic plasma exchange
  • Continuous renal replacement therapy
  • 24-hour Blood Bank with apheresis facility
  • Advanced laboratory and microbiology (infection control) support
  • Round the clock dialysis and CRRT support

Liver Transplantation

Who needs a Liver Transplant?
Liver transplantation is often only curative treatment for patients with end-stage liver disease, certain types of liver cancers and inherited metabolic liver diseases. Liver transplant surgery is not recommended for patients who apart from serious liver disease also have: advanced heart, lung, or kidney disease; type 1 diabetes and other life-threatening diseases.
Types of Liver Transplants Offered
There are two major types of liver transplantation based on the source of donated liver. Liver transplantation using an organ procured from a brain-dead donor is known as deceased donor liver transplantation (DDLT). Similarly, liver transplantation done partial liver graft from the living donor is called living donor liver transplantation (LDLT). Deceased donor Liver Transplant
Deceased donor Liver Transplant
Globally, most liver transplantations use livers from deceased donors. In this procedure, the liver usually comes from a donor who has irreversible severe brain damage incompatible with life. Massive strokes and head injuries are common causes of such major brain damage. Healthy livers from these donors are harvested after consent. Donated liver is then transplanted in patients with various types of liver disease.
To receive a DDLT, patients are required to register with a government agency regulating organ donations and transplantation activity. Unfortunately, there is a massive shortfall in organ donation compared to people waiting for transplantation. This means that people have to go on a waiting list before they get a transplant. Sometimes, a considerable length of time passes before a matched deceased donor liver becomes available.
Living donor Liver Transplantation:
In LDLT, as the name implies, the organ comes from a living donor. Commonly, such a donor is either the spouse of other close family members. A part of a liver from an otherwise healthy individual having a compatible blood group is removed and transplanted into the recipient. Because the liver can regenerate, the liver portion remains in the donor, and the liver graft in the recipient can grow to normal capacity.
Split Liver Transplantation:
A split-liver transplant is a procedure in which a deceased donor’s liver is divided and used for two recipients. Thus, this procedure can provide liver to two patients, usually but not always a child and an adult.
Auxiliary Liver Transplantation:
It is a surgery where the donor’s liver is transplanted without removing the patient’s liver. After some time when the native liver regains its function, immunosuppressants can be stopped and the transplanted liver shrinks
Domino Liver Transplantation:
A domino transplant involves transplanting a living or deceased donor’s liver into one recipient and using that recipient’s original liver for transplantation into another recipient. The first patient’s liver is “dominoed” into the second patient. The first patient’s liver in a domino procedure typically would have a genetic disorder. This disorder will not impact the functioning of the liver in the second transplant recipient.
Swap Liver Transplantation
Swap transplantation is applied in patients without blood group-compatible donors. People who want to donate part of their liver but do not have compatible blood groups can enquire with the transplant centre if any other donor-recipient pair has a similar issue. Sometimes between the two pairs who are facing the same problem the donor and the recipient can be switched to receive the same blood group organ.
We at Kamineni Hospitals, routinely perform liver transplantation in both pediatric and adult recipients. Our focus is on using innovative surgical techniques and implementing the latest advances in immunosuppressive drugs to deliver quality patient care.


What is the role of Interventional Radiology in Liver Disease?
Interventional radiologists aim to manage liver-related problems using minimally invasive procedures avoiding the need for surgery. These procedures can be both diagnostic and therapeutic. IR can provide tissue samples for diagnosis, ablate liver tumours and create a liver bypass.
Treatments Provided
  • Liver biopsy
  • TIPSS (liver bypass) for refractory ascites and variceal bleed
  • BRTO/PARTO/CARTO for fundal variceal bleed
  • MWA, RFA, TACE & TARE for HCC ablation
  • Advanced Cath lab for IR procedures
  • Portable color Doppler ultrasonology
  • Liver Elastography
  • 64 slice CT scanner
  • 3 T MRI
At Kamineni Hospitals, we use the latest advances in technology to treat patients. We are one of the few hospitals to use cutting-edge medical equipment. Our doctors and staff are skilled at using these types of equipment and have updated knowledge about the latest technological advancements in their areas of specialization.

Meet Our Specialists

At Kamineni Hospitals, we strive to offer healthcare excellence through concerted efforts by an esteemed panel of medical experts who consistently strive to enhance as many lives as possible.
About Me

Dr. S V Pavaneswar Velineni

Qualifications: MS (General Surgery), DNB (General Surgery), DNB (Surgical Gastroenterology), MRCS (London)

Occupation: Consultant Surgical Gastroenterologist

About: Dr. Sri Venkata Pavaneswar is a consultanting Gastroenterologist at kamineni Hospital Vijayawada, with 10+ Years of experience. His talents and skills in this field were realised when he earned a Gold Medal in M.S (General Surgery) and all india 4th Rank in DNB Super Speciality Entrance-2017. Previously he worked as Consultant at AIG Hospital Hyderabad and also as Assistant Professor at KIMS Amalapuram. He is specialized in Advanced Laproscopic Surgeries, Hepato Pancreatico Biliary Surgeries, colorectal surgeries, Complex laproscopic hernia repairs.

Expertise: Gastrointestinal Endoscopy Gastrointestinal Cancer Surgery Bariatric (Weight Loss) Surgery Laparoscopic and Minimally Invasive Surgeries Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) Surgery Hepatobiliary Surgery Pancreatic Surgery Endocrine Surgeries

Years Of Experience: 10+ years

Education & Qualifications: MBBS, M.S,(General Surgery) DNB, (General Surgery) MRCS(LONDON), DNB(Surgical Gastroenterology)

Publication & Certifications: Best Poster Presentation in A-HPBA , South korea Gold Medalist

Experience: Dr.Pavan Velineni has immense experience in the field of diagnostic and therapeutic gastrointestinal endoscopy procedures encompassing gastroscopy, colonoscopy, ERCP and enteroscopy. He is an expert in treating piles, fissures and anal fistulas with laser technology. He has vast experience in the treatment of numerous disorders of liver, gallbladder, small bowel, large bowel and pancreas.He is a meticulous doctor and keeps a thorough follow-up of all the patients who consult him. He is up to date with all the new nuances in the field of Gastroenterology. He has special interest in managing patients with Liver,Pancreas,Biliary and Luminal cases with advanced laparoscopic procedures which gives patient minimal scars/scarless incisions with early recovery.He is well versed with basic laparoscopic procedures like appendectomy, cholecystectomy, diagnostic laparoscopy and advanced laparoscopic procedures like TEPP, TAPP, Incisional Hernioplasty, Hemicolectomy, Esophagectomy, Gastrectomy and other Rectal surgeries. He has performed complex surgeries like Whipple’s pancreaticoduodenctomy, Colon pull up for Corrosive injury, Ileal pouch anal anastomosis for FAP,UC, Stricturoplasty, Pancreatic necrosectomy, Distal ,Central pancreatectomy, Extended hepatectomy and total colectomy. Laparoscopic Gastrointestinal Cancer Surgeries, Appendicectomy, Cholecystectomy, Hemicolectomy, Liver resection and Liver transplantation counselling, Gas And Bloating, Difficulty swallowing, Hepatitis, Fatty liver, Cirrhosis of liver, Diagnostic and therapeutic Endoscopy, Upper GI scopy, Sclerotherapy, Esophageal variceal ligation, stricture dilatation, NJ tube placement, enteral and biliary metallic stent placement, PEG tube placement, Flexible Sigmoidoscopy, Colonoscopy, Polypectomy, ERCP, Chronic diarrhoea, Irritable bowel syndrome, Alcohol related Liver disease and its complications, Liver Cirrhosis and its complications, Fatty Liver, Liver Cancers, Liver Cysts, Liver Abscess, Gall bladder cancer, Jaundice, Gall stones and related illness, CBD stones, Acute Pancreatitis, Chronic Pancreatitis, Non alcoholic fatty liver disease including NASH, Colonic Polyps, Pancreatic Pseudocysts, anal fissures, haemorrhoids, fecal evacuation disorders, Colitis, Constipation,IBD, Crohn’s and Ulcerative colitis.

About Me

Dr. Vamsi Chaitanya Gude

Qualifications: MBBS, MD (General Medicine), DM (Gastroenterology & Hepatology)

Occupation: Consultant Medical Gastroenterologist



About Me


Qualifications: MBBS, MS (General Surgery)

Occupation: Consultant GI, Laparoscopic and Bariatric Surgeon

About Me

Dr. Kavya Dendukuri

Qualifications: MBBS, MD, DM (Medical Gastroenterology),Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Hepatology & Transplant Hepatology

Occupation: Lead Consultant Hepatologist & Gastroenterologist

About Me

Dr. V Lal Meher Pradeep

Qualifications: MBBS, DA, DNB, Indian Diploma in Regional Anaesthesia

Occupation: Consultant Liver Transplant Anaesthetist & Critical Care Physician

About Me

Dr. Vivek R

Qualifications: MBBS, DNB (Internal Medicine), DM (Medical Gastroenterology), Fellowship in EUS

Occupation: Consultant Gastroenterologist, Hepatologist and Endoscopist

About: Dr. Vivek R is a highly skilled Consultant Gastroenterologist, Hepatologist, and Endoscopist based in Hyderabad. With expertise in treating a wide range of Gastrointestinal, Pancreatic, and Hepatic conditions, he addresses issues such as GERD, Inflammatory Bowel Disease (Ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease), Peptic Ulcers, Celiac Disease, GI Infections, Gallbladder Stones, Biliary Tract Disorders, Liver Diseases, Pancreatic Disorders, Gastrointestinal Bleeding, Diverticulitis, Eosinophilic Gastroenteritis, Gastrointestinal Motility, Gastrointestinal Cancer, and Malabsorption Syndromes.

Expertise: • Dr. Vivek R is a powerhouse in Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Endoscopy, bringing a wealth of knowledge and skill to the vibrant medical scene in Hyderabad. • Comprehensive Treatment: With a focus on diverse Gastrointestinal, Pancreatic, and Hepatic conditions, he tackles everything from common issues like GERD to complex challenges such as Gastrointestinal Cancer, showcasing a broad and nuanced approach to patient care. • Cutting-Edge Procedures: Dr. Vivek R is not just a practitioner but a trailblazer in advanced diagnostic and therapeutic procedures. From ERCP and EUS to the intricacies of Endoscopic mucosal resection, he maneuvers with unparalleled finesse. • Influence Beyond Borders: Beyond the clinical realm, Dr. Vivek R extends his influence globally as a lead and co-author of scientific papers in prestigious international journals. His commitment to advancing medical knowledge shines through. • Engaging Presentations: Attendees at various national conferences are captivated by his dynamic oral presentations. Dr. Vivek R doesn't just practice medicine; he actively contributes to its evolution, reflecting a dedication that goes beyond the ordinary.

Education & Qualifications: • MBBS – Kakatiya Government Medical College (KMC), Warangal, Telangana. • DNB (Internal Medicine) – Government General Hospital, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala. • DM (Medical Gastroenterology) – Government Kilpauk Medical College, Chennai, Tamil Nadu. • Fellowship in EUS

More Info: • Dr. Sachin has completed his Fellowship in Leukaemia / BMT from the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada. • He has gained hands-on clinical experience in Immunology and Paediatric BMT at Great Ormond street Hospital, London, UK.

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