Dr. Y Raghavendra Babu Best Liver Transplant & Hepatobiliary Surgery

Dr. Y Raghavendra Babu

MS, MCh GI Surgery, Fellowship in Liver Transplantation (Medanta)

Associate Director - Liver Transplant & Hepatobiliary Surgery


MS, MCh GI Surgery, Fellowship in Liver Transplantation (Medanta)

Professional Synopsis

Raghavendra is a renowned liver surgeon with more than 13 years experience in Liver Transplantation and Hepatobiliary surgery. He has performed nearly 600 living donor liver transplants, nearly 200 deceased donor (cadaver) liver transplants and more than 400 liver resection procedures for liver cancers and tumours.


He completed his MBBS at Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh, MS Gen Surgery at PGIMER, Chandigarh, Senior Residency (GI Surgery) in SGPGIMS, Lucknow and MCh Surgical Gastroenterology in PGIMER, Chandigarh.

Worked as Faculty surgeon in SVIMS, Tirupati in Dept of Surgical Gastroenterology. Dr Raghavendra underwent further training in Liver Transplantation and Advanced liver surgery at Medanta The Medicity, Gurgaon, Delhi NCR and continued as Consultant Liver Transplant surgeon. He also worked as senior consultant liver Transplant surgeon at Yashoda Hospitals, Hyderabad. He received several awards and travel grants during his training.

He was involved in all varieties of adult and paediatric living donor liver transplantations for various clinical indications over the last 13 years with excellent outcomes. He was actively involved in research in the field of liver transplantation, particularly living donor volumetrics, living donor fat estimation. He worked on the innovative functional liver imaging and functional liver volume estimations before major and complex liver surgeries.

Dr Raghavendra published papers in eminent medical journals like Annals of Surgery, JOP, Clinical Transplant, Journal of Paediatric Surgery, Transplant Proceedings etc. In addition, he has several international presentations and an invited faculty at national scientific meetings and several institutions. He is a member of ILTS, IAP, IASG and LTSI.

Accomplishments & Awards

  • Best Oral Paper Award in 2010, IASG
  • Young Investigator Award in 2011, IAP
  • Best Oral Paper Award in 2017, MCLD

Areas of Interest

  • Post Living donor hepatectomy liver regeneration
  • Dysfunction and Primary non function of the Graft after Liver Transplantation
  • Right Posterior Graft in Living Liver Donor
  • Functional Liver Imaging and Functional Liver Volumetry
  • Liver Donor Fat Estimation
  • Hepatocellular Carcinoma
  • Low GRWR (Graft Recipient Weight Ratio) in LDL
  • Stem Cells and Liver Regeneration
  • Hepatocyte Transplantation