Dr. Vinod Pillai

MBBS, MS, Fellowships in Minimal Access Surgery (Laparoscopy), Hepatopancreaticobiliary Surgery and Liver Transplantation

Specialist – General and Laparoscopic Surgery

Work Experience

  • Dr. Vinod has over 18 years of experience working as Specialist General Surgeon. He is experienced in performing all types of general surgical procedures and advanced laparoscopic surgeries including complex hernia repair, weight loss surgery, gall bladder and appendix surgery, as well as procedures for the stomach, food pipe, liver, pancreas, spleen, small and large intestine and rectum. He also specializes in treatment for surgical problems related to the breast, thyroid, skin and soft tissue, and varicose veins.
  • Prior to joining Zulekha Hospital he worked as Senior Consultant at Believers Church Medical College Hospital, Kerala, India. Dr. Vinod served at Medanta Hospital Gurgaon and BJ Medical College, Ahmedabad, Gujrat, India. He also worked as a Senior Consultant at Believers Church Medical College Hospital.
  • Dr. Vinod completed his Master Degree in General Surgery and Fellowship in Laparoscopic Surgery. He received advanced training in hepatobiliary surgery as well as liver transplantation at Asan Medical Center, Seoul and Chang Gung Hospital, Kaohsiung, Taiwan. He has done certified training programs in Bariatric Surgery and Vascular Surgery.


  • English
  • Hindi
  • Malayalam
  • Gujarati

Special Interest

  • Laparoscopic Surgery
  • Gastrointestinal
  • Hepatobiliary Surgery
  • Surgery for piles, fissure, fistula, pilonidal sinus

Research and publications

  • Survival Outcome between Hepatic Resection and Transarterial Embolization for HepatocellularCarcinoma More Than 10 cm: A Propensity Score ModelWorld Journal of Surgery February 10, 2015- Operative Techniques in Pediatric Living Donor Liver Transplantation Chapter in Textbook on Pediatric LDLT, Springer 2015- LDLT in Taiwan.
  • Challenges Beyond SurgeryHepatobiliary Surgery and Nutrition, 2015- Rotation flap closure of moderate size scalp defects – technique and outcomeJournal of Clinical Diagnosis and Research, 2016- Educational Utility of Social Media for Laparoscopic Surgery in IndiaAdvances in Medical Education and Practice, 2021INVITED SPEAKER
  • Left lobe recipient outcomes after adult living donor liver transplantation Club, Taiwan Surgical Association, Taipei, Taiwan, 2015
  • Recipient outcomes after left lobe LDLT in adults at Kaohsiung Chang Gung Memorial HospitalTaiwan Surgical Society, Taipei, 2015- Small for size syndrome predicts short term survival after adult living donor liver transplantationTaiwan Surgical Society, Taipei, 2015
  • Ethics in Living Donor Liver Transplantation: The Eastern PerspectiveEASL 50th anniversary annual conference, Vienna, Austria, 2015
  • Obesity and Bariatric SurgeryBelievers Hospital, Thiruvalla, India, 2022-LIFT for Anal FistulaAssociation of Surgeons of India, Central Travancore Branch, India, 2022
  • Veress Needle sans frontieresAssociation of Surgical Gastroenterologists of Kerala Annual Meeting, Thiruvananthapuram, India, 2023

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