Doctor's Profile

Dr. Vinod Pillai

Dr. Vinod Pillai

MS, FMAS, Fellowship in HPB surgery

Associate Professor

MS, FMAS (Minimal Access Surgery), Fellowships in HPB Surgery and Liver Transplantation

Dr Vinod Pillai trained in Gastrointestinal, Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Surgery at Asan Medical Center, Seoul, South Korea and Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Kaohsiung, Taiwan; from where he was awarded Fellowships in Hepatobiliary Surgery and Liver Transplantation. He also has a Fellowship in Minimal Access Surgery. He was working with the Hepatobiliary and Liver Transplantation team at Medanta Hosital, Delhi, India prior to joining BCMCH last year


  • Fellowship in Liver Transplantation and Hepatobiliary Surgery (Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Kaohsiung, Taiwan)
  • Fellowship in Hepatobiliary surgery and Liver Transplantation (Asan Medical Center, South Korea)
  • FMAS, Minimal Access Surgery (AMASI)
  • Master of Surgery (MS), General Surgery Residency Program
  • Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (M.B.B.S.), Medicine

Field Of Expertise

Core expertise: hepatobiliary, advanced laparoscopic and gastrointestinal surgery

The spectrum of work being performed at Believers Church Medical College Hospital includes:

Laparoscopic procedures (gastrectomy, bariatric surgery, hiatus hernia, cholecystectomy, bile duct surgery, pancreatic surgery, splenectomy, small bowel resection, various types of colon resections, appendicectomy, anterior resection, rectal prolapse surgery, lymphadenectomy, adhesiolysis, inguinal hernia, umbilical and incisional hernia, diaphragmatic hernia etc)

Cancer surgeries (radical gastrectomy, Whipple’s surgery, liver resection, distal pancreatectomy, splenectomy, small and large bowel resection, adrenal and renal tumors, retroperitoneal tumors, rectal cancer, esophageal cancer, cancer of the appendix, etc)

Other procedures (numerous types of hernia surgery including recurrent incisional hernia, inguinal hernia, component separation technique; single port laparoscopic surgery, VATS – thoracic surgery, percutaneous drainage of gall bladder and intra abdominal abscess, CT and ultrasound guided percutaneous procedures; intensive care management of serious GI disease such as pancreatitis, sepsis; management of fistula of bowel, pancreas, rectum, bladder, vagina; burst abdomen, abdominal trauma; hemorrhoids surgery with conventional, stapler, Ligasure methods; fistula in ano surgery; fissure management, etc)


Twelve years of work experience at high-volume surgery centres in India

Worked at The Medanta Medicity Hospital, Delhi that has the highest volume centre for liver transplantation in India. Also renowned centre for robotic surgery

Trained at Kaohsiung Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, the largest and oldest liver transplant program in Taiwan. The first successful liver transplant in Asia was performed there in 1984. Prof. Chao-Long Chen, the superintendent of the hospital and the director of the liver transplant department, is a world renowned authority especially in pediatric LDLT and safe donor hepatectomy. 

Five and a half years of experience as Assistant Professor of Surgery (with focus on GI surgery) at B J Medical College, Ahmedabad - one of the biggest hospitals in Asia, and the largest tertiary referral hospital in Gujarat.

Trained in AMC that has the highest volumes for liver transplantation and hepatobiliary surgery in Asia and has pioneered numerous innovative techniques and is at the cutting edge of research in this field.