One of the most advanced facilities of its kind in India, the Aster Integrated Liver Care at Aster Medcity offers expert services for comprehensive management of complex liver and hepato biliary diseases in both adults and children.
The outstanding team of doctors comprising highly-experienced hepato pancreato biliary surgeons, liver/ abdominal multi-organ transplant surgeons, hepatologists, pancreatobiliary endoscopy experts, oncologists, hepatobiliary radiologists, liver/ transplant anesthesia & critical care experts, paediatric intensivists, infectious diseases physicians and liver pathologists has a collective expertise of over 2000 liver transplants and 4000 major liver & pancreatic surgeries.
Multidisciplinary in approach, they provide customised, evidence-based treatment to patients, with the help of an award-winning team of nurses, qualified technicians, dieticians, rehabilitation experts, social workers and counsellors.
Aster ILC also operates out of Aster CMI Hospital, Bengaluru. Both teams work together seamlessly to ensure the best possible outcome for patients, especially in cases like live donor liver transplant where two surgeries happen simultaneously.
One of the few centres in India to offer Robotic Liver Surgery (using da Vinci surgery robot), Aster ILC offers a comprehensive range of technology including South Asia’s first OR1 Fusion Digital Integrated Green OT certified surgical Suites; India’s first flat panel biplane hybrid vascular cathlab;South India’s first IntelliSpace Critical Care and Anaesthesia (ICCA) ICUs; Kerala’s first Philips fourth generation Time of Flight 16 Slide PET CT and True Beam Linear Accelerator for high-precision radiotherapy.
HESPERIS Fellowship by the European Society for Organ Transplantation | Fellow of Royal College of Surgeons of England (FRCS) | Member of Royal College of Surgeons of England (MRCS)|Certificate of Completion of Training (C.C.T) (General Medical Council, U.K) |MBBS (Armed Forces Medical College, Pune)
Medical adviser to the Zonal Coordination Committee of Karnataka (ZCCK-The Organization empowered to coordinate the cadaveric transplantation activities and also educate the public on organ donation)
Senior Consultant, Hepato Pancreato Biliary & Abdominal Multi Organ Transplant Surgery, Global Hospitals Bangalore
Research in liver transplantation, Department of Health and the UK National Health Blood and Transplant Services
Post CCT Royal College Transplant Fellow, St James Hospital,Leeds, UK
Research Fellow, Clinical Effectiveness Unit, Royal College of Surgeons, UK
Research Fellow, Ireland liver Transplant Audit
Trained in Yorkshire school of surgery & Freeman Hospital, Newcastle upon Tyne
Research interest: transplant epidemiology and prognostic modelling in liver transplantation
Published articles in peer reviewed journals
Proficient in English, Malayalam Hindi, Kannada
He attained extensive training in HPB & transplant surgery from some of the finest institutes in the UK, Europe, USA and Taiwan. His areas of special interest include management of hepatocellular carcinoma, complex gallbladder and biliary cancers, benign and malignant pancreatic disease and robotic HPB surgery.
European Society for Organ Transplantation Diploma | CCT (Joint Committee on Surgical Training, UK) | FEBS (HPB Surgery – European Board) | FRCS (The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, UK) | MRCS (The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, UK) | MS (JJM Medical College, Davangere, Karnataka) | MBBS (JJM Medical College, Davangere, Karnataka)
Fellowship in Living Donor Liver Transplantation (The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh Ethicon Travelling Fellowship - Kaohsiung Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Kaohsiung, Taiwan)
Fellowship in Minimally Invasive Robotic HPB Surgery (UIC, Chicago, USA)
Senior Fellowship in Liver Transplantation (Institute of Transplantation, Freeman Hospital, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK)
Higher Specialist Surgical Training - HPB & Transplantation (Northern Deanery, UK)
Research Registrar - Newcastle University, UK
Research interest: multi modal management of hepatocellular cancer
Published numerous articles in peer reviewed journals
Proficient in English, Hindi, Urdu, Kannada and Telugu
Fellowship in Liver Diseases and Transplantation (Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York, USA)
FMGE in Gastroenterology (Manipal Hospital, Bangalore)
MD in Internal Medicine (AIMS, Karnataka)
MBBS (AIMS, Karnataka)
Worked at Mount Sinai Hospital, USA
Consultant, Hepato Pancreato Biliary & Abdominal Multi Organ Transplant Surgery, Global Hospitals Bangalore Global Hospitals, Bangalore
Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology at Manipal Hospitals, Bangalore
Actively involved in an on-going international research in the field of liver disease
Co-investigator on a multi-centre drug trial for non-alcoholic steatohepatitis - tobira trial
Published research articles, authored a text book chapter
Member of American Association for the Study of Liver Disease (AASLD)
Proficient in Hindi, Kashmiri, English, Kannada
Clinical Fellow in Hepatology (NUH Singapore) | Certificate in Gastroenterology (Royal College of Physicians, UK) | DM in Gastroenterology (Govt. Medical College, Thiruvananthapuram) | DNB in General Medicine | MD in General Medicine (Govt. Medical College, Thiruvananthapuram) | MBBS (Govt. Medical College, Kottayam)
Consultant Gastroenterologist & Hepatologist, Medical Trust, Kochi .
Set up the Cadaveric Liver Transplant Unit at Medical Trust Hospital along with Dr. Deepak Varma in 2012
Visitor observer in Liver Transplantation at Addenbrookes, Cambridge
Proficient in English & Malayalam
American College of Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) accredited Clinical Fellowship in Advanced Liver Diseases and Transplant Hepatology (The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York, USA) | DM in Gastroenterology (Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh) | MD in Internal Medicine (Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh) | MBBS (Gandhi Medical College, Bhopal)
Chief Hepatologist, Aster Integrated Liver Care Team, Aster CMI Hospital, Bangalore
Chief Transplant Hepatologist, BGS Global Hospitals, Bangalore
Head of the Department and Consultant in Gastroenterology and Hepatology, NMC Specialty Hospital, Abu Dhabi
Clinical Fellow, Division of Liver diseases, Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York, USA
Specialist Gastroenterologist and Hepatologist, New Medical Centre, Abu Dhabi
Senior Resident in Gastroenterology, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh
Published research articles & chapters in textbooks
Proficient in English & Hindi
DM in Hepatology (Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India) | MD in Internal Medicine (Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India) | MBBS (Mahadevappa Rampure Medical College, Gulbarga, Karnataka)
Consultant Hepatologist, Aster Integrated Liver Care, Aster CMI, Bangalore
Assistant Professor, Internal medicine, ASRAM Medical College, Andhra Pradesh
Senior resident in Gian Sagar Medical College, Chandigarh
Senior Resident in Internal Medicine (Haematology and Emergency Medicine), PGIMER, Chandigarh
Member, Life of Lamp, an organ donation awareness initiative of PGIMER, Chandigarh (promoting organ donation)
Published research articles, textbook chapters
Proficient in English, Hindi, Kannada
FFICM (UK) | FRCA (Royal College Of Anaesthetists, UK) | MBBS (Bangalore Medical College)
Consultant- Anaesthesia/Critical Care, Aster CMI Hospital, Bangalore
Consultant- Critical Care BGS Global Hospitals, Bangalore
Consultant-Anaesthesia and Critical Care, Lister Hospital, Stevenage
Clinical Fellow- Cardiac Anaesthesia Harefield Hospital, London
Clinical Fellow- Liver transplant and Hepatobiliary, RFH
Specialist registrar- Hospitals attached to RF/UCHL Hospitals, London
Senior House Officer- The Ipswich Hospital, UK
Published research articles
Proficient in English, Kannada, Telugu, Hindi, Tamil
Fellowship in Living Donor Liver Transplantation (Queen Mary Hospital, Hong Kong) | European Diploma in Transplantation (Hesperis Diploma) | CCT in Hepato-pancreato-Biliary & Organ Transplantation (UK)| MD in Influence of genetic risk on development of sporadic pancreatic cancer (Newcastle University, UK) | MS in General Surgery (Bangalore Medical College) | MBBS (JSS Medical College, Mysore)
Senior Consultants, Department of Hepatobiliary Surgery and Multi-organ Transplantation, Aster CMI Hospital, Bangalore
Research MD programme: Influence of genetic risk on development of sporadic pancreatic cancer at Newcastle University UK
Senior Fellowship at the Institute of Transplantation (liver transplantation), Newcastle upon Tyne UK
Fellowship in Living Donor Liver Transplantation at the Queen Mary Hospital, Hong Kong
European Pancreatic club, IHPBA, EHPBA, ELITA, British Transplantation Society & International Liver Transplantation Society
Proficient Kannada, Tamil, Hindi, English
Msc (University of Alberta, Canada) | American Society of Transplant Surgeons (ASTS) accredited Fellowship in Multi-organ transplantation (Edmonton, Canada) | MRCS (The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, United Kingdom) | MS (JIPMER, Pondicherry) | MBBS (JIPMER, Pondicherry)
Senior Consultants, Department of Hepatobiliary Surgery and Multi-organ Transplantation, Aster CMI Hospital, Bangalore
Postgraduate Research Degree from the University of Alberta
American Society of Transplant Surgeons (ASTS) accredited fellowship in Multi-organ transplantation in Edmonton, Canada
Training in Hepatobiliary Surgery and Multi-organ transplantation Liver at the St James’s University Hospital in Leeds, UK
Selected for the European Health Leadership program at INSEAD, France
Subspecialty training in Surgical Oncology - All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi
British Transplant Society, The American Society of Transplantation, The Canadian Transplant Society, Alberta Heritage fellowship (AHFMR) & American Association of the Society of Liver disease (AASLD) HPB surgery and Liver Transplantation awards
Has published more than 40 research articles in international journals
Proficient in English, Hindi, Kannada & Tamil
Dr. Arun also has experience in management of chronic pain, especially interventional pain management of headaches, spinal, musculoskeletal and cancer pain. His areas of special interest include solid organ transplant, hepatobiliary surgery, onco surgery, chronic pain in failed back surgeries, chronic deadache and facial pain.
CCT (London, UK) | FFMRCA (Royal College of Anaesthetists, UK) | FRCA (Royal College of Anaesthetists, UK) | MD in Anaesthesiology (JIPMER, Pondicherry) | MBBS (JIPMER, Pondicherry)
Senior Consultant, Anaesthesia and Chronic Pain, Aster Integrated Liver Care, Aster CMI, Bangalore
Senior Consultant, Anaesthesia and Chronic Pain, BGS Global Hospitals
Worked as Consultant in Anaesthesia & chronic pain management in NHS, UK
Specialist training in Anaesthesia including transplantation from Addenbrooke’s Hospitals, Cambridge, UK
Setup pain clinics in Delhi and Bangalore
Proficient in English, Tamil, Hindi
FICRS (Fellow of International College of Robotic Surgeons) | FMAS (Fellowship in Minimal Access Surgery) | Fellowship in Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery – HPB (Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, New Delhi) | Fellowship in Liver Transplant and HPB Surgery (CLBS, Indraprastha Apollo Hospital, New Delhi) | MCh in Surgical Gastroenterology (King Georges Medical University, Lucknow) | MS in General Surgery (Govt. Medical College, Thiruvananthapuram) | MBBS (Govt. Medical College, Calicut)
Assistant Professor, Surgical Gastroenterology and HPB Surgery, Sree Gokulam Medical College and Research Foundation, Thiruvananthapuram.
Consultant, GI, HPB and Liver Transplant Surgery, GG Hospital, Thiruvananthapuram.
Published articles in peer reviewed journals.
Authored text book chapters.
Proficient in English, Malayalam, Hindi
24/7 on-call services for management of injuries of the liver, including advanced intensive care management, interventional radiological and surgical treatment.
Management of complex hilar carcinomas, metastatic liver tumours, primary liver cancers with multidisciplinary inputs for surgical and non-surgical management
Aster Integrated Liver Care at Aster Medcity has dedicated to provide expert dietary advice to liver patients. A very crucial aspect of liver care that is often ignored, a balanced diet makes a lot of difference to the health of the patient.