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Transplant Hepatology

The Digestive Health Center offers a multidisciplinary approach to transplant hepatology.

Conditions Treated

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

Testing Options

  • Blood testing assessment of liver function and for markers of chronic liver disease
  • CT abdomen with multiphasic contrast
  • Liver biopsy
  • MR abdomen with MRCP, elstography, 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
    • Infused diuretics
    • Non-selective beta blockers
    • Oral diuretics
    • Steroids
  • Surgical liver resection and transplantation
  • Transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt (TIPS)

Care Team