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Doctor

Dr. Vivek  Vij

Dr. Vivek Vij
Chairman
Liver Transplant / Hepatobiliary Surgery

Dr. Vivek Vij is a pioneering liver transplant surgeon credited with developing living donor surgery and standardising safety protocols to achieve a 100% donor safety profile since the time of its inception in the country. He is the first surgeon from the Indian subcontinent to publish a series of laparoscopic Donor Hepatectomy in 'Liver Transplantation'. He is the founder of Liver transplantation and Hepatobiliary Sciences in Fortis group of Hospitals, starting a highly successful liver transplant programme initially at its Noida centre and then at Mohali. Dr. Vij and his team has a cumulative experience of performing more than 2500 liver transplants, having performed majority of them at Fortis Hospital, Noida with a record 95% patient and 100% donor success rate. Dr. Vij has to his credit the Lowest Biliary Complication rate (<4%) in Living Donor Liver Transplant (LDLT) worldwide.

Previous Experience

  • Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals
  • Sir Ganga Ram Hospital
  • Fortis Hospital, Mohali
  • Rajendra Hospital & Medical Collage, Patiala
  • B.J.M.C, Pune

Awards & Distinctions

  • Roche Preceptorship, University of Alabama, Birmingham, USA
  • International Liver Transplant Society (ILTS), Chicago

Clinical Interest

  • Adult & Paediatric Liver Transplant
  • Complex Liver Surgery
  • Advanced Pancreato-biliary Surgeries
  • Advanced Laparoscopic and Robotic Surgeries
  • Basic Science Research and Regenerative Medicine
  • MBBS
  • MS
  • MRCS (Ed.)
  • DNB

Member of ILTS and ISOT

Unique Contribution

  • Targeting the Achilles heel of adult living donor liver transplant: Corner sparing sutures with mucosal eversion technique of biliary anastomosis.
  • Laparoscopy-assisted hepatectomy versus conventional (open) hepatectomy for living donors: when you know better, you do better.
  • Perioperative management of liver transplantation with concurrent coronary artery disease: Report of two cases.
  • Portal biliopathy treated with living-donor liver transplant: index case.
  • Peroneal neuropathy following liver transplantation: possible predisposing factors and outcome.
  • Successful living donor liver transplant in a child with Abernethy malformation with biliary atresia, ventricular septal defect and intrapulmonary shunting.
  • Squamous cell carcinoma of stomach.
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