Acute and Chronic Liver Disease

The Digestive Health Center offers a multidisciplinary approach to diagnosing and treating a wide range of acute and chronic liver diseases.

Conditions Treated

  • Acute liver failure
  • Alcoholic liver disease
  • Alpha-one antitrypsin
  • Ascites
  • Autoimmune cholangitis
  • Autoimmune hepatitis
  • Benign and malignant liver tumors
  • Cirrhosis
  • Drug-induced liver injury
  • Gastroesophageal varices
  • Hepatic encephalopathy
  • Hepatorenal syndrome
  • Hepatitis B
  • Hepatitis C
  • Hereditary hemochromatosis
  • NASH and fatty liver disease
  • Polycystic liver disease
  • Portal hypertension
  • Portal vein thrombosis and vascular disorders of the liver
  • Primary and secondary sclerosing cholangitis
  • Primary biliary cirrhosis
  • Wilson's disease

Testing Options

  • Blood testing assessment for liver function and markers of chronic liver disease
  • CT abdomen with multiphasic contrast
  • Liver biopsy
  • MRI abdomen with MRCP, elastography, or multiphasic contrast
  • Ultrasound with Doppler or elastography

Treatment Options

  • Banding of esophageal varices
  • Interventional radiology treatment of liver tumors
  • Medications:
    • Anticholelithics
    • Anti-pruritics
    • Antiviral treatments
    • Cathartics
    • Colloid infusions
    • Immunomodulators
    • Non-selective beta blockers
    • Oral and infused diuretics
    • Steroids
  • Surgical liver resection and transplantation
  • Transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt (TIPS)
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Specialty Pharmacy Care Available

As part of your care team, our specialty pharmacists work closely with your doctor to be sure any concerns about your medications are shared with your entire team. The pharmacist will teach you how to take your medications and to help you monitor any side effects. Learn more.

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