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    Dr. Sanjiv Saigal is presently working as Director of Transplant Hepatology at Medanta-The Medicity, Gurgaon, Haryana, India. He did his MBBS from Calcutta, and did his MD (Medicine) from the Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER), Chandigarh in 1993. He had been the Gold Medalist in Medicine during his MBBS, and had also been the National Pfizer award winner for his academic excellence during MBBS. He acquired his specialist training in Gastroenterology (DM) from the G.B.Pant hospital in New Delhi. He was awarded the prestigious INLAKS Fellowship for  training in UK. In order to persue his interest in liver diseases further, he then joined the Liver Unit of King's College Hospital, London to acquire training in advanced hepatology and liver transplantation. Dr. Saigal has spearheaded the Medical Team of liver transplantation in the largest liver transplant program in this country for over a decade now. Since his work in liver transplantation at the King's College Hospital, London over a decade back, he has now an experience in dealing with more than 2000 liver transplants, including both cadaver and living donor liver transplants. He is presently the Director of Transplant Hepatology at Medanta The Medicity, Gurgaon which is the busiest Transplant Hepatology Unit in India performing about 20 liver transplants every month with a success rate of over 90%. Besides clinical work, he has a keen interest in academics and research and has numerous publications in leading peer-review journals. He is a life member of various liver societies and has over 150 presentations in National and International forums to his credit. He is also the Governing Council member of Indian Association of Study of Liver (INASL). He has received numerous awards including the Calcutta University Gold Medal, National Pfizer Medical award, INLAKS Foundation Fellowship in liver transplantation etc. He is a member of Royal College of Physicians (MRCP) and Member National Academy of medical Sciences (MAMS).

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SGPT value of 122 certainly needs to be evaluated further to find out the cause. Alcohol is one of the most important offending agent for liver,...

Answered on : 05 Mar 2005

Fecal odour is universal. Why it is more smelly in some persons may be related to the type of foods consumed. But there is no clear verdict...

Answered on : 25 Feb 2005

There are a few medical issues that need to be sorted out in your case. These include: i) H. pylori associated dyspepsia ii) raised SGPT iii) high...

Answered on : 14 Feb 2005

From the details that you have provided, it appears that you are infected with Hepatitis B virus which is in the non-replicative stage.
As...

Answered on : 20 Jan 2005

Once fatty liver is diagnosed, it is important to know the various factors that could have lead to its development.
Common associations of...

Answered on : 12 Jan 2005

Development of piles is a common problem in those having long standing constipation. In your case, constipation is likely to be the cause of piles...

Answered on : 07 Jan 2005

As you are suffering from hepatitis for the last 8 months, it would be important to know your Liver tests at the early part of your illness. Your...

Answered on : 24 Dec 2004

The anal symptoms that you complain of are most likely due to the formation of anal fissures. These are linear wounds at the anal canal which are...

Answered on : 16 Dec 2004

Let me clarify the age old thinking that taking rice and sugar based diet (such as sugarcane juice, etc.) leads to early recovery from Acute Viral...

Answered on : 20 Nov 2004

The colour of stool at times varies with the diet we take. Green stools are quite common and in itself do not indicate any disease process. It is...

Answered on : 16 Nov 2004
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