Dr. Venugopal B

Dr. Venugopal B
HOD & Senior Consultant in Gastrointestinal Surgery, HPB & Liver Transplantation

General Details

Dr. Venugopal. B, a graduate from Medical College, Thiruvananthapuram in 1989, joined for post graduation in General Surgery at the same institution in 1989. He completed his post graduation in 1992 and was awarded the best outgoing post graduate student. Subsequently he took his DNB in General Surgery in the year 1993 and become a fellow of Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, UK in 1994.

After working as a General Surgeon for a short period he pursued his specialization (MCh) in Surgical Gastroenterology in the first batch of Medical College, Thiruvananthapuram in 1996.  After specializing in Surgical Gastroenterology he worked at several centres of excellence in Gastroenterology before moving to United Kingdom for further training. In UK he took a fellowship in multi organ transplantation from the prestigious Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge, UK. He also had a short stint at King's College, London- the largest liver transplantation centre in Europe. He further went on to get training in living donor liver transplantation at Asan Medical Centre, Seoul, South Korea- the largest LDLT centre in the world. He also had a fellowship (GB Ong.) in HPB and transplant surgery from Queen Mary hospital, Hong Kong.

After returning to India he had developed two transplant centres in Kerala; one at Lakeshore Hospital, Kochi and another at KIMS, Thiruvananthapuram. He had performed first successful multi organ transplant (liver - kidney) in Kerala in the year 2014. He also had the first SWAP liver transplant in Karnataka and successful transplant for a morbidly obese patient (165kg) to his credit.

Before joining Lisie family he was working as a senior consultant and HOD, HPB and liver transplant surgery at BGS Global hospital, Bangalore. He is one of the pioneers in GI surgery with special interest in hepatopancreatobiliary surgery and liver transplantation. He has performed more than 300 liver transplants which includes both adult and paediatric. He is also interested in Laparoscopic HPB surgery and regularly performs Laparoscopic pancreatic and liver surgeries.

  • Qualifications

    MS(Gen.Surg), DNB(GI), MCh(GI Surgery), FRCS

  • Achievements
  • Experience

Dr. Venugopal B
HOD & Senior Consultant in Gastrointestinal Surgery, HPB & Liver Transplantation

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