Timely care is important when it comes to issues surrounding your liver. Whether it's hepatitis or even cirrhosis, many liver disorders can be treated successfully if you act quickly. Our team of liver experts stand at the ready to offer you a care plan that works best for you.
Conditions We Treat
Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency
A genetic disease that can put a person at risk for cirrhosis or lung disease. There is no treatment for alpha-1-antitrypsin deficiency. Patients who develop cirrhosis and liver failure can undergo liver transplant as long as they do not also have significant lung disease.
A chronic or long-lasting disease in which the body’s immune system attacks the liver, causing inflammation and liver damage.
Cirrhosis is chronic liver damage that is caused by several forms of liver disease and can lead to liver failure. This condition cannot be cured, but further damage can be limited with treatment.
Too much iron in the body causes hemochromatosis. If a buildup of extra iron is left untreated, it can damage the liver, heart, pancreas, endocrine glands and joints.
Hepatitis is inflammation of the liver caused by a virus that attacks healthy liver cells. There are five common types of hepatitis which are spread by eating or drinking something contaminated by fecal matter or when a person has contact with blood and body fluids from an infected person.
A virus that can cause serious liver damage. Symptoms include jaundice, dark urine, fever and flulike symptoms. It can be prevented with hepatitis A vaccine.
A virus that causes liver disease and inflammation. Most people show no symptoms but some may experience feeling tired, upset stomach, fever, diarrhea and yellowish eyes and skin, called jaundice. People can prevent hepatitis B by receiving the hepatitis B vaccine.
A virus that causes hepatitis. Symptoms may not be noticeable. Left untreated, hepatitis can lead to cirrhosis and liver cancer. People become infected through contact with blood and other bodily fluids. Baby boomers born between 1945 and 1965 should be tested for hepatitis C because they are five times more likely to have the virus.
Jaundice is a condition in which high levels of bilirubin cause the skin and eyes to turn yellow. Both infants and adults can have jaundice, however, it is more commonly seen in infants because their liver hasn’t matured and isn’t able to release bilirubin into the bloodstream.
Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD)
A range of liver disorders – also called NAFLD -- that are associated with having too much fat in the liver. A mild form, steatosis, may cause inflammation of the liver and occur with non-alcoholic steatohepatitis, or NASH, which can lead to liver damage with scarring and cirrhosis. Risk factors for NAFLD include obesity, diabetes, insulin resistance and hyperlipidemia.
Primary Biliary Cirrhosis
A chronic, or long-lasting, disease that causes the small bile ducts in the liver to become inflamed and damaged and ultimately disappear. It can lead to a buildup of scar tissue that causes cirrhosis.
Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis
A disease that damages and blocks bile ducts inside and outside the liver. As bile builds and damages cells, scar tissue can spread causing cirrhosis and liver failure.
Vaccination for Viral Hepatitis
Vaccines offer protection from hepatitis A and hepatitis B. No vaccines are available for hepatitis C, D and E. Reducing your exposure to the viruses offers the best protection.
A genetic disease that prevents the body from removing extra copper. Having high copper levels can cause life-threatening damage to the body’s organs.