Treatments & services: Liver disease

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If the surgeon cannot completely remove bile duct cancer, he or she may do a bypass to lessen symptoms caused by the cancer. For example, if the cancer is blocking the bile ducts and bile builds up behind the blockage, surgery can help relieve the obstruction...


Cholangiography is a radiographic examination of the bile ducts using a special dye. It can be performed during an endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ECRP)...


Fibroscan is a technology which allows the non-invasive and painless identification of hepatic fibrosis, a scarring response to liver damage. Hepatic fibrosis can ultimately impair liver function...


Hepatobiliary surgery treatments encompass treatments for the liver, bile ducts and gallbladder. Hepatobiliary surgeons treat a variety of conditions including: Liver cancer Liver abscesses and benign tumors Bile duct cancer Gallbladder cancer Cysts of the bile ducts, liver and pancreas Focal nodular hyperplasia Hemangioma Injury to the liver or bile ducts Cirrhosis of the liver Liver failure One hepatobiliary surgery treatment commonly performed is liver resection...


Liver function tests evaluate the functioning of the liver. Some cancers can affect the function of the liver, so a function test can help identify these conditions...


Because of the wide range of information necessary to determine eligibility for a liver transplant, the evaluation process is carried out. The expert team at the Center for Liver Disease performs comprehensive evaluations for liver transplantations...


Paracentesis is a type of biopsy. A biopsy is a procedure where a doctor removes tissue samples from areas for further examinations for conditions, such as cancer...