Best Gastrologist in Ahmedabad

Dr. Ankur Vagadiya

Doctors / Zydus Hospitals Ahmedabad
Best Gastrologist in Ahmedabad


Consultant, HPB Surgery and Liver Transplantation

Years of industry experience: 12+ years

Expertise & specialities
  • Liver transplantation
  • End stage liver disease
  • Liver cancer
  • Bile duct cancer
  • Pancreatic cancer and whipple’s operation

Professional Bio

He received training and experience in the fields of gastro-surgery and liver transplantation at several institutes of national significance before accepting a position as a consultant in HPB and liver transplant surgery at Zydus Hospital.

He had a distinguished academic career. After earning his MBBS at PSMC, Karamsad, he won the top spot in the prestigious postgraduate institute of medical education and research Centre (PGIMER) admission exam for all of India in Chandigarh. He finished his general surgery residency and became a senior registrar in the surgical gastrointestinal division. He gained experience in complex hepatobiliary surgery during his five years of training at PGIMER, including major liver resections, liver resections in cirrhosis, gall bladder carcinoma, pancreatic surgery, hilar cholangiocarcinoma, liver surgery, hepatocellular carcinoma, and liver transplantation.

At the Institute of Liver and Biliary Sciences (ILBS) in New Delhi, he completed his super specialization in hepatobiliary and liver transplantation (M. Ch). Over the course of his training at ILBS, he has performed more than 500 different major hepatobiliary surgeries, 450+ living donor liver transplants, and 150+ deceased donor liver transplants. During his time at ILBS, he performed three research projects, including two clinical studies and one fundamental science project on transplant immunology. He was awarded an honorary M. Ch. in hepatobiliary and liver transplant surgery by revered vice president of India Mr. Venkaiah Naidu. He then spent the following three years, from 2018 to 2021, as a faculty in the gastro-surgery and liver transplant department at the Institute of Kidney Disease and Research Centre - Institute of Transplantation (IKDRC-ITS).

His areas of specializations include cadaver and living donor liver transplant, multiorgan procurement, critical care in liver transplantation, acute liver failure, liver transplantation for high urgency liver failure, liver resection for hepatocellular carcinoma, laparoscopic liver surgery, the whipple's procedure, pancreatic cancer, shunt surgery for extrahepatic portal vein obstruction (EHPVO) and non-cirrhotic portal fibrosis (NCPF), hepatic resection for liver metastasis. At national and international scientific meetings, he has given numerous oral and poster presentations. In the field of liver transplantation, he has publications in significant index journals with high impact factors.

Achievement and Publication

Living Donor Liver Transplantation for Acute Liver Failure: Donor Safety and Recipient Outcome. Liver Transpl. 2019 Sep;25(9):1408-1421.

Effects of preoperative carbohydrates drinks on immediate postoperative outcome after day care laparoscopic cholecystectomy. Surg Endosc. 2015 Nov;29(11):3267-72

Kinetics of the regulatory T cells in live donor liver transplantation. Loop (Frontiers), 2021 Jun;16(7):3267-72

Split Liver transplantation: Early experience at public sector hospital in western India. International Journal of Medical science and Innovative Research (IJMSIR) 2021 Oct;6(5):181-187

Multi-organ Procurement: Training and utility of organs in a public sector hospital in Gujarat. International Journal of Medical Science and Innovative Research (IJMSIR) 2021 Oct;6(5):188-198

Effect of enteral glutamine in the outcome of severe acute pancreatitis: an open labeled

Randomized control study at northern state chapter of ASICON 2014 and received second rank in oral section

Live donor liver transplantation for adult acute liver failure: Single center experience presented at 2017 at JIPMER, Puducherry

Short term patency of neo middle hepatic vein in right lobe living donor liver transplantation: presented at IASGCON 2017 at JIPMER, puducherry

Factor predicting mortality after living donor liver transplantation for acute liver failure at international liver symposium 2018, Medanta medicity, New Delhi

“Pulmonary artery growth after blalock-taussing shunt for tetralogy of fallot” was submitted for partial fulfillment for degree of Master of surgery at PGIMER , Chandigarh

Neurocognitive function before and after proximal spleno-renal shunt in patient with extra hepatic portal vein thrombosis was submitted for degree of M.Ch (HPB and liver transplant surgery) at Institute of liver and biliary sciences, New Delhi.

Regulatory T cells in living donor liver transplantation: Characterization and functionality was submitted for degree of M.Ch (HPB and liver transplant surgery) at Institute of liver and biliary sciences, New Delhi.

Membership of scientific society
  • Attended and passed the 8th certificate course in Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Surgery by IHPBA at AIIMS, New Delhi 2014
  • International Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association (Asia-pacific) member since January 2018
  • International liver transplantation society member since January 2017