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Dr. Rakesh Rai


MBBS, MS, FRCS (Edin), FRCS Intercollegiate (UK), MD (Univ. Newcastle), CCST (UK), ASTS Fellow (USA)

Services Offered
Gastrointestinal tract surgery (Benign and Malignant diseases), Treatment of Liver, Pancreatic, Biliary and Gall bladder disease, Transplant surgery – liver, kidney and pancreas

Total 26 years of experience working in some of the most advanced medical centers in UK, USA, Korea and Saudi Arab.

Expertise in treatment of complex liver, pancreatic and biliary disease and liver, kidney and pancreas transplant.

Languages Spoken

English, Hindi, Marathi, Bengali

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Professional Highlights

  • Prospective randomised trial of long-term outcome of end to end versus side to side biliary reconstruction after orthotopic liver transplantation. Br J Sur 1999; 86: 447. Davidson BR, Rai R, Kurzawinski TR, Selves L, Farouk M, Dooley JS, Burroughs AK, Rolles K.
  • Results of percutaneous plastic stents for malignant biliary obstruction following failed endoscopic stent insertion and comparison with current literature on expandable metallic stents. Eur J of Gastroenterol Hepatol.1999;11:775. Doctor N, Dick R, Rai R, Dafnios N, Salamat A, Whiteway, Dooley J, Davidson BR.
  • Roux loop biliary reconstruction for management of biliary complications after orthotopic liver transplantation. Liver Transplantation and Surgery.2000; 6(2):201.Rai R, Burroughs AK, Rolles K, Davidson BR.
  • Predicting early mortality following percutaneous stent insertion for malignant biliary obstruction: a multivariate risk factor analysis. Eur J Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2000; 12:1095.Rai R, Dick R, Doctor N, Dafnios N, Davidson BR.
  • Lost guide wire during central venous cannulation and it’s surgical retrieval. Case Rep Clin Pract Rev, 2002; 3: 139. Rai R, Lawton N, Jack U, Ahmed B. Sad D.
  • Clinical benefit of monitoring cyclosporine C2 and C4 in long term liver transplant recipients. Transplant Proc. 2002; 34:1535. Barakat O, Peaston R, Rai R, Talbot D, Manas D.
  • Radiofrequency ablation of liver tumour. Surgery. 2003; 21: iii-vi. Rai R, Manas D.
  • The use of isosafe verifiable temperature control unit for liver graft storage prior to orthotopic liver transplantation.Transplant Proc. 2003 ;35:771-2. R.Rai, D.Talbot, D. Manas.
  • Radiofrequency ablation of unresectable liver tumour ( Review). Hosp Med. 2003; 64: 737-739.R.Rai, D. Manas.
  • Creation of Porcine Liver tumour using human hepatoma cell Lines: Experimental Study. Cancer Biol Ther. 2005, 5;4 (6). Rai R, Flecknell P, Richardson C, Manas D.
  • Study of Apoptosis and Heat Shock Protein (HSP) Expression in Hepatocytes Following Radiofrequency Ablation (RFA). J Surg Res. 2005 Jun 21. Rai R, Richardson C, Flecknell P, Robertson H, Burt A, Manas DM .
  • Post-operative care of surgical patient. Student BMJ 1999; 7: 99. Davidson BR, Rai R.
  • Prolonged lactic acidosis after extended Hepatectomy under in situ hypothermic perfusion. Liver Transplantation and Surgery. 1999;5(2):151. Rai R, Davidson BR.
  • Pseudomembranous colitis requiring surgical intervention following triple therapy for helicobacter pylori eradication. ANZ J Surg. 2002; 72:917.
  • Surgical retrieval of lost guide wire after central venous cannulation. Case reports & clinical practice review. 2002; 3: 139. Rai R, Lawton N, Dzumhar SD.
  • An unusual case of haemobilia and review of literature. European J. Gastroenterol 2003; 15: 1357-1359. R.Rai, J.Rose, D.Manas.
  • Radiofrequency ablation of recurrent cholangiocarcinoma after orthotopic liver transplantation -- a case report.World J Gastroenterol 2005:28::612. R. Rai, J. Rose, D. Manas.
  • Haemolytic uraemic syndrome following acute pancreatitis.JOP 2005; 6(4):365-368. Sinha A, Rai R.
  • Percutaneous radiofrequency thermoablation as an alternative to surgery for treatment of liver tumour recurrence after hepatectomy (letter). Br J Surg. 2002; 89: 752. R.Rai, K.Seymor , D.Manas.
  • Danish nationwide cohort study of postoperative death in patients with liver cirrhosis undergoing hernia repair(letter). Br J surg. 2002 ; 89 : 805. R.Rai.
  • Potentially fatal haemobilia due to inappropriate use of an expanding biliary stent. World J Gastroenterol. 2003 ;9 :2377-8. R.Rai, J.Rose, D. Manas .
  • Factors predictive of 5-year survival after transarterial chemoembolization for inoperable hepatocellular carcinoma (Br J Surg 2003; 90: 325-331), letter. Br J Surg. 2003;90:1022. G.Sen, R.Rai, D.Manas.
  • Lesion progression with time and the effect of vascular occlusion following radiofrequency ablation of the liver (Br J Surg 2003; 90: 306-312), letter. Br J Surg. 2003 ;90:762. R. Rai, D.Manas.
  • Preoperative probability model for predicting overall survival after resection of pulmonary metastases from colorectal cancer. ( Br J Surg 2004; 91 : 112-120), letter. Br J Surg 2004; 91:645. R.Rai, S.Rai.
  • Preoperative treatment of hepatocellular carcinoma with intra-arterial injection of 131I-labelled lipiodol. ( Br J Surg 2003; 90: 1379-1383., letter. Br J Surg 2004; 91: 373. R.Rai, S.Rai.
  • Randomized clinical trial of open versus laparoscopic cholecystectomy in the treatment of acute cholecystitis . (Letter to editor). Br J Surg 2005: 92 : 49. R.Rai, S.Rai, A. Sinha.
  • Extra Hepatc Portial Vein Obstruction (EHPVO) with Extensive Mesenteric Venous Thrombosis in a Child. Rai, Rakesh; Gopal, ST; Singhvi, Suresh; Hedge, Radhakrishna; Alladi, Anand. Apollo Medicine vol. 7 issue 4 December, 2010. p. 310-312
  • SURGERY IN A PATIENT WITH LIVER DISEASE. Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hepatology 2 (2012), pp. 238-246.
  • Liver Transplantatation- an Overview. Rai, Rakesh. Indian Journal of Surgery vol. 75 issue 3 June 2013. p. 185 – 191.
  • Simultaneous voltammetric immunodetection of alpha-fetoprotein and glypican-3 using a glassy carbon electrode modified with magnetiteconjugated dendrimers P. Chikhaliwala, R. Rai, S. Chandra;; Microchimica Acta; 186 (2019) 1-12.
  • Olivia Kituuka, Rakesh Rai, Ashok Thorat, Vianney Kweyamba, Alex Elobu, and Prabath Mondel, “Intravascular Thrombolysis Followed by Stenting as Management of Retrohepatic Inferior Vena Caval Thrombosis due to a Twist in the Inferior Vena Cava after Deceased Donor Liver Transplant,” Case Reports in Surgery, vol. 2019, Article ID 7292974, 3 pages, 2019.
  • Alex E. Elobu, Vianney Kweyamba, Ushma Wartikar, Brijesh Kumar, Rakesh Rai (2019). Mesenteric fibromatosis mimicking GIST and presenting as a rare cause intestinal obstruction in a 1 year old boy: A rare case report. International Journal of Advance Research, Ideas and Innovations in Technology, 5(3):2019.
  • Kituuka ON, Rai R, Elobu AE, Kweyamba V. A rare hepatic tumour mimicking hepatocellular carcinoma. E Cent Afr J Surg. 2019;24(1):67-70.
  • AE Elobu, A Thorat, V Kweyamba, R Rai . Gastric cancer and intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma: Gastrectomy followed by left hepatectomy to achieve R0 resection. Formosan Journal of Surgery , 2019.
  • Invited by Ethiopian Surgical society for State of the Art lecture on “Evolution of laparoscopy in HPB surgery” in Annual Surgical congress, Eithopia. Orvar Thompson Memorial lecture. 24/11/2017.
  • Awarded poster of distinction – American Transplant congress, Boston, 30th May- 3rd June (2009).
  • Rabbit Antithymocyte Globulin (RATG) Induction in a Steroid - Free Protocol for Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) Positive liver Transplant Recipients
Professional Memberships
  • ILTS (International Liver Transplant Society)
  • IHPBA (International hepato-pancreatic-biliary Association)
  • ASTS (American Society of Transplant Surgeon)
  • ISOT (Indian Society of Transplantation)
  • ILDLT (International Living Donor Liver Transplant)

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