Dr. Mohamed Rela, Top Liver Transplant Surgeon in India

Dr. Mohamed Rela, Top Liver Transplant Surgeon Rela Institute Medical Center Chennai India

MBBS, MS, FRCS, Hepatologist - Head and Chief Surgeon, HPB and Liver Transplant Surgery, Global hospitals Group, India
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Dr. Mohamed Rela is one of top skilled Hepatologist in the world. He pioneered the split liver transplantation technique which involves the division of a healthy donor organ to help transplant it to two patients. He also has one of the biggest experiences in Auxiliary Liver Transplantation in the world.

400 scientific articles and papers on liver transplantation, complex hepatobiliary pancreatic surgery and more.
Dr. Rela has performed over 1600+ liver transplant surgeries.
A team led by him performed a successful liver transplantation for a five-day-old girl made him enter Guinness Book of Records.

Dr. Rela Institute and Medical Centre, an International Medical facility is a quaternary care hospital dedicated to fostering and responding to the needs of a diverse set of patients.

The hospital is committed to being an internationally significant health care system with the state-of- the- art infrastructure facilities, functioning in a sprawling area of 36 acres of land located in Chromepet, Chennai, India. With the facility of 450 beds inclusive of 130 critical care beds, 14 operating rooms, contemporary reference laboratories and radiology services. This centre is conveniently located in close proximity of road, rail and air transport.

The Institute is designed to provide highly expertised care in all specialties with special focus on care of critical illness and multi-organ transplantation. Prof. Mohamed Rela, a world renowned surgeon in the field of liver surgery and transplantation would be leading the proficient team of doctors. This hospital is one of the world’s largest dedicated liver intensive care units. In addition to the quality quaternary care in all specialties, the hospital is committed to provide day to day ‘primary and secondary care’ to the local population with international standards. Send your query to Dr. Mohamed Rela, best liver transplant surgeon in India

Dr. Mohamed Rela Specializes

  • Hepato-Biliary-Pancreatic
  • Chronic liver specialist performing Liver Transplant & Hepatobiliary Surgery


  • MBBS
  • Master of Hepatobiliary & Pancreatic Surgery
  • FRCS in General Surgery (Upper GI).


  • December 1997- Guinness Book of World Records in 2000, for leading a team and successfully performing liver transplantation for a five-day-old girl.
  • March 1999- He has carried out the first living related Liver Transplant on a patient with acute Liver Failure in the UK, an 18 Month old Luke Bettelley who was given only 48 hours to live before the operation.
  • June 2003- Dr. Rela has successfully performed a liver transplant suffering from a terminal stage liver disease on a four-and-a-half-year-old girl Pranali Bhat, from Ahmedabad, at the Global Hospital Hyderabad.
  • August 2003- He was a part of a team from King's College Hospital, London performing liver transplant(s) six times for a patient to save her life with a bone marrow transplant.
  • August 2004- Batul Hasana five-year-old Pakistan girl, a team led by the top liver transplant surgeon in India has successfully conducted the liver transplantation at the Global Hospital, Hyderabad.
  • September 2009- For the first of its kind in India Dr. Rella and his team has successfully done the split liver transplantation at the Global Hospital, Chennai. During the retrieval operation, the liver was split into a smaller left lobe for transplanting a young girl and a larger right lobe for transplanting an older woman with end stage liver disease.
  • May 2011- Dr. Rella and his team effectively performed the Swap liver transplantation on Adults first of its kind in India at the Global Hospitals, Chennai

Association of Dr. Mohamed Rela with Gleneagles Global Hospital, Chennai

Dr.Mohamed Rela is the Director of Liver transplant department Global Hospital. He is considered as a world authority on paediatric liver transplantation. Geneagles Global Hospital in Chennai is honoured that Prof. Dr. Mohamed Rela, has been recognized as one of the 20 Most Innovative Paediatric Surgeons alive today.

Prof. Rela’s work is recognized in the field of paediatric liver transplants as he has contributed his best while performing the highly complex surgeries saving lives of very young children in India and across the world. Send us your query to book an instant appointment with Dr. Mohammed Rela Liver Transplant surgeon Chennai.

The Global Hospitals is considered as a pioneer in the multi-organ transplants including the liver, kidneys, lungs and heart. Global Hospitals Group in India offers the cutting edge research and advanced education to the caregivers and better care. One of the fastest growing chains of Multi Super Specialty Tertiary Care Hospitals, it offers healthcare services that adhere to the international standards. This multi super speciality tertiary care facility is also spread across Hyderabad and Chennai.

Patient’s Experience

Baby Momina, a four year old girl from Pakistan who had PFIC (progressive familial intrahepatic cholestasis) disease related to quite severe itching with liver failure and there was a history of previous sibling death as well. She underwent living liver transplantation successfully and was discharged within three weeks. She stayed for another eight weeks outside the hospital until returning to Pakistan. Her mother Gazala Saeed from Karachi, Pakistan was referred to Dr. Mohamed Rela at Global Hospital, Chennai by the doctors in Pakistan after he was diagnosed with liver problem. She accompanied the child for her surgery in India. She can’t thank enough the doctor, Global hospital and staff and everyone who helped her throughout with cooperation and love during the hard times.

Affiliations & Membership

  • Board of Advisors Member - Global Health Resource
  • Tamil Nadu Medical Council

Paper Presentation

  • M Rela, MT Corbally, KC Tan, ND Heaton. Surgical techniques: Standard orthotopic liver transplantation, retransplantation and piggybacking. The practice of liver transplantation. Ed: Roger Williams, KC Tan, B Portman. Churchill Livingstone, London 1995. 1st Edition
  • M Rela, M Tredger, B Dunne. Donor operation and organ preservation. The practice of liver transplantation. Ed: B Portmann, KC Tan, Roger Williams. Churchill Livingstone, London 1995. 1st Edition
  • ND Heaton, M Rela, KC Tan, MT Corbally. Surgical Techniques: Segmental reduction, split and auxiliary liver transplantation. The practice of liver transplantation. Ed: B Portmann, Roger Williams, KC Tan. Churchill Livingstone, London 1995. 1st Edition
  • D Potter, M Rela. Anaesthetic Management of the Organ Donor. Handbook of Clinical Anaesthesia. Ed: John Goldstone and Brian Pollard. Churchill Livingstone, London 1996. 1st Edition
  • M Bowles, M Rela. Anatomy of the Liver. Ultrasound Imaging of Liver and Kidney transplantation. Ed: P Sidhu. Churchill Livingston, London 2001
  • M Rela, Anatomy of the Pancreas. Surgery of the liver and pancreas in Children. Ed: Edward Howard and Mark Stringer, London 2002

Dr. Mohamed Rela is known to be the best liver transplant surgeon in Chennai India either as director of Rela Institute and Research Center Chennai or for working for one of the best hospitals for liver transplant in India. Dr. Mohamed Rela is known to be the best hepatologist in Chennai for the medical care but also because of easy route for Dr. Mohamed Rela appointment. He has many achievements in his name and has contributed immensely in to this field.

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#7, CLC Works Rd,
Umayalpuram, Nagappa Nagar,
Chromepet, Chennai
Tamil Nadu 600044