Dr. Karthik Mathivanan: Liver Transplant Surgeon in Chennai

Dr. Karthick Mathivanan

Senior Consultant & Associate Director
Institute of Liver Transplant and HPB Surgery
15+ years of experience
MGM healthcare

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    About Dr. Karthik Mathivanan

    • Dr. Karthik Mathivanan is a renowned Liver Transplant Surgeon with an impressive 15 years of experience.
    • His specialization encompasses Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Transplants, as well as Laparoscopic Gastro-Intestinal Surgeries.
    • Dr. Mathivanan has a remarkable track record of over 2000 complex and high-risk liver surgeries.
    • Additionally, he has successfully conducted more than 1000 kidney transplants.
    • He is a trailblazer in advocating ‘Organ Preservation’ techniques, contributing to successful transplant outcomes.
    • Notable achievements include Asia’s first living donor liver transplant for acute liver failure in a SARS 2 Covid positive recipient.
    • He also performed India’s first liver transplant using a Hypothermic Oxygenated Perfusion (HOPE) pump on an end-stage liver disease patient.
    • Dr. Mathivanan accomplished South India’s first combined Cardiac bypass and living donor liver transplant in a 70-year-old lady.
    • He performed India’s and the world’s smallest liver transplant on a recipient weighing just 2.1 kg.
    • Another milestone includes India’s first successful Intestinal Transplant.
    • He has published India’s first and largest series of combined kidney and pancreas transplants.
    • In 2014, he achieved India’s largest series of adult-to-adult cadaver split liver transplants.
    • Dr. Karthik Mathivanan is an active member of prestigious medical societies, including the International Liver Transplant Society, Liver Transplant Society of India, Association of Surgeons of India, and Indian Liver Transplant Society.

    Qualification & Training of Dr. Karthik Mathivanan

    • MBBS, 2005, Sri Ramachandra Medical University, Chennai
    • DNB, 2011, VHS Hospital, Chennai
    • Fellowship, 2014, Apollo Hospitals, Chennai
    • Fellowship, 2016, The Medicity, Gurgaon

    Areas of Clinical interests

    • Acute Liver failures 
    • ABO Incompatible transplant 
    • SWAP Transplant
    • Split liver Transplant 
    • Domino Transplant


    • Indian Liver Transplant Society (Founder-Member)
    • International Liver Transplant Society
    • Liver Transplant Society of India
    • Association of Surgeons of India


    • 2009 – Best Paper Award (Research category) for the paper titled ‘Evaluation of Chronic Right Iliac Fossa Pain’ All-India Conference, Associations of Surgeons of India, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu
    • 2016 – Travel Grant Award for the paper titled ‘Effect of Extremes of BMI on Outcomes in Living Donor Liver Transplant – A Single Center Experience of 942 Patients’ International Liver Transplant Symposium (ILTS), Seoul, South Korea
    • 2017 – Special Mention Poster for the paper titled ‘Age No Bar In LDLT, Long Term Outcome in Septuagenarians from a single centre’ Indian Association of Surgical Gastroenterology, Puducherry

    List of Treatments

    • Liver Transplant in Adults
    • TACE
    • DDLT
    • Liver Biopsy
    • Orthotopic Liver Transplant
    • Liver Transplant
    • Whipples Procedure
    • Splenectomy
    • LDLT
    • TIPS
    • Robotic Liver Transplant
    • Laparoscopic Liver Transplant
    • Fistula Surgery
    • Sleeve Gastrectomy
    • Liver Surgery
    • Colorectal Surgery
    • Colonoscopy
    • Gastric Banding
    • Polypectomy
    • Liver Transplant
    • Anal Fissure Surgery
    • Gastrojejunostomy
    • Gastrectomy
    • Gastroscopy
    • Piles Surgery
    • Hepatectomy
    • Endoscopic Surgery
    • Endoscopy
    • Gastric Bypass Surgery
    • Bariatric Surgery
    • Gastric Balloon Surgery
    • Hernia Surgery
    • Laparoscopy
    • Laser Piles Treatment
    • Sigmoidoscopy
    • Stomach Surgery
    • Colectomy
    • Herniotomy
    • Treatment of Colorectal Cancer
    • Hernioplasty
    • Jejunostomy
    • Hemorrhoidectomy
    • Proctoscopy

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