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Hepatology Services

Hepatologists are doctors who deal with conditions associated with the liver, gallbladder, biliary tree, bile ducts, and pancreas. Common health issues include fatty liver, alcohol-associated liver disease, viral hepatitis, autoimmune and other metabolic liver diseases. Identification, management and treatment of these conditions are important in maintaining your health, preventing progression of liver disease, as well as identifying and referring those who may need a liver transplant.

When do you need to see a hepatologist?

Many people with liver disease can be asymptomatic for many years before being diagnosed with a liver problem. Most patients with liver disease are identified when routine blood tests return with elevated liver enzymes. However, those who do experience symptoms may have persistent right upper quadrant abdominal pain, unintentional weight loss, abdominal distention, severe pruritus, change in the color of urine or stool. These symptoms can alert someone to a possible liver issue and warrant further evaluation with one of our specialists.

Jennifer Leong, MD

Gastroenterologist, Hepatologist

I was first drawn to gastroenterology as an ideal blend of comprehensive patient care and procedures, but it was during my...

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Obesity/Weight Management

Obesity is a chronic, complex health condition that is traditionally defined as excessive fat deposition in the body. There a...

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A colonoscopy is a minimally-invasive procedure that uses an instrument called a colonoscope to look inside your large intest...

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FibroScan testing can assess the different degrees of liver scarring (fibrosis) and fat build-up in the liver....

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Abnormal Liver Tests

If your blood tests show abnormal liver tests, this can be due to various reasons, including underlying liver disease, medica...

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Alcohol-Induced Liver Disease

Alcohol-induced liver disease is caused by significant use of alcohol - the amount required to cause damage to the liver can ...

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Autoimmune Hepatitis

Autoimmune hepatitis is a condition in which the body's immune cells start to attack the liver. This is a chronic liver disea...

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Drug-Induced Liver Injury

Drug-induced liver injury is when a medication, whether prescribed or over-the counter, or herbal medication causes liver dam...

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Hereditary Hemochromatosis

HFE hereditary hemochromatosis is an inherited genetic disorder of iron metabolism. Your body absorbs and retains too much ir...

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Liver Diseases in Pregnancy

While all of the liver diseases can affect and complicate a pregnancy, there are several liver conditions unique to pregnancy...

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Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is a condition in which fat builds up in the liver. Non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (...

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Primary Biliary Cholangitis (PBC)

Primary biliary cholangitis is a chronic autoimmune disorder in which the immune system attacks the small bile ducts of the l...

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Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis (PSC)

Primary sclerosing cholangitis is a chronic progressive disorder in which the medium and large bile ducts of the liver become...

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Viral Hepatitis

Hepatitis is a viral infection of the liver. Depending on the type of virus and individual, hepatitis can be acute or chronic...

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Wilson's disease

Wilson's disease is an inherited disorder in which too much copper builds up in the body, resulting in deposition in various ...

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Liver Lesions

Liver lesions are abnormal growths in your liver. These can be benign or malignant and are typically evaluated with radiologi...

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