Our liver doctors, or hepatologists, are experts in caring for people with liver disease at all stages, from the early stages of liver complications to more advanced liver disease.
Liver disease can progress quickly. At the UPMC Center for Liver Diseases, our experts are dedicated to diagnosing and treating your liver disease as soon as possible.
To start the process for an appointment at the UPMC Center for Liver Diseases, you will either be referred by your doctor, or you may contact us directly.
How soon you'll have an appointment depends on:
You might be scheduled for an office appointment right away. You might also have a consult or visit through telemedicine.
Learning more about the health of your liver is the first step to diagnosing your liver diseases. To gather this data, your doctor will help you with certain diagnostic tests.
These tests might include:
Sometimes, your doctor will order more tests to learn more about your liver health. Some of these tests diagnose and treat liver disease at the same time.
Many conditions can affect the health of your liver:
But people with liver disease also have many treatment options. Your doctor will design your treatment based on:
Treatment plans might include:
If you have end-stage liver disease, or liver failure, your doctor might talk with you about a liver transplant. This surgery takes a healthy liver, or part of a liver, from a living or deceased donor and uses it to replace your damaged liver.
Your doctor will talk with you about your options for liver disease treatment.
You can expect your care team to:
Our experts at the UPMC Center for Liver Diseases can treat any disease of the liver. We will work with you to treat your illness and improve your quality of life.
Our liver specialists: