Mr Satheesh Iype

MBBS, MS, DNB, MRCS, MCh, MPhil (Cantab), FEBS (transplant surgery), FRCS

Consultant Surgeon

Mr Satheesh Iype is an experienced consultant surgeon in HPB surgery (surgery of the liver and the pancreas) and liver transplantation based at the Royal Free Hospital, Hampstead, London. Mr Iype has over 15 yearsโ€™ experience in this speciality, dealing with both cancer and non-cancerous conditions affecting the gallbladder, liver, bile duct and pancreas. He routinely performs complex surgical procedures for liver and pancreatic cancer. General surgical procedures for groin hernia, incisional hernia and abdominal wall swellings are also part of his routine practice.

Mr Iype qualified in 1997 at Mahatma Gandhi University, India. After obtaining his postgraduate training in surgery in India, he did specialist surgical training in the East of England region, mainly based at Cambridge. He was awarded M Phil from University of Cambridge in transplant surgery and has also been awarded the European fellowship in transplant surgery. He pursued further training by completing fellowships in HPB and liver transplant surgery in various prestigious units such as Addenbrookeโ€™s Hospital, Cambridge; Heidelberg, Germany and Asan Medical Centre, Seoul. He also underwent training and practised live donor liver transplant in India.

Mr Iypeโ€™s expertise includes laparoscopic surgery of the gall bladder, liver and pancreas. He regularly treats patients with benign conditions affecting the pancreas such as acute pancreatitis, chronic calcific pancreatitis and pancreatic cysts. An active researcher in the liver transplantation field, he has published extensively in peer reviewed journals and contributed to book chapters. His area of special interest in research and development is live donor transplantation and machine perfusion to improve the quality of liver transplantation.

He is currently involved in several research projects involving machine perfusion in liver transplantation. He is on the faculty of the University College of London for undergraduate medical education.

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Hospital Locations

Royal Free Hospital

Year qualified


Country of qualification


Languages spoken

English, Malayalam and Hindi


HPB, Liver transplant surgery


  • British Transplant Society
  • Association of Upper GI Surgeons, UK
  • International Hepato Pancreato Biliary Association (IHPBA)
  • International Liver Transplant Society
  • International Society of Liver Surgeons

Procedures offered

  • Laparoscopic cholecystectomy
  • Inguinal hernia repair
  • Incisional hernia repair
  • Laparoscopic ventral hernia repair (IPOM)
  • Liver resection (major hepatectomy/segmental resections) for primary and secondary tumours
  • Whippleโ€™s resection
  • Laparoscopic distal pancreatectomy
  • Laparoscopic splenectomy
  • Bile duct resection
  • Gall bladder cancer resection (radical cholecystectomy)
  • Liver and bile duct resection for cholangio carcinoma
  • Bile duct exploration for stones
  • Repair of bile duct injury
  • Deceased donor liver transplantation
  • Liver donor liver transplantation

Clinical interests

Mr Iype is interested in laparoscopic surgery of gall bladder, liver and pancreas. He has a keen interest in surgery of hepatocellular cancer with background chronic liver disease. Another area of interest is live donor liver transplantation. My Ipe is actively involved in research based on normothermic machine perfusion in liver transplantation to improve the quality and developing better viability assessments. He has been studying the factors to improve survival of primary liver tumours.

Mr Satheesh Iype, Consultant Surgeon is available to be seen for consultations at Royal Free London