Our largest organ, the liver is also one of the most complex, producing chemicals to cleanse the body of waste and purifying and detoxifying the blood that passes through. There are many causes of liver disease, and Georgetown GI offers a comprehensive, multidisciplinary evaluation and treatment of such disorders as:
- chronic viral hepatitis B, hepatitis C
- metabolic liver disorders, hemochromatosis, wilson's, V, etc.
- drug-induced liver injury
- alcoholic liver disease, and nonalcoloholic steatohepatitis fatty liver (NASH), PBC,PSG
- chronic cholestatic syndromes and other causes of jaundice
Patients may also be referred for evaluation of:
- elevated liver-associated enzymes,
- liver biopsy and/or laparoscopy, and
- candidacy for a liver transplant.
Thorough evaluation is the essential first step in determining whether or not a patient is a good candidate for liver transplantation. Georgetown GI offers the most advanced diagnostic technologies and nationally recognized experts in evaluating liver diseases and identifying patients for transplant. Patients are then referred to Georgetown’s Transplant Institute.
In addition, the center offers therapy for patients with chronic viral hepatitis and hepatitis B and C, as well as treatment for several other hepatic disorders. Because of an extensive clinical research program, the center also offers other therapies as they become available.
This diagnostic and therapeutic service offers comprehensive multidisciplinary evaluation for the treatment of liver disorders, including acute and chronic viral hepatitis, drug-induced liver injury, alcoholic liver disease, chronic cholestatic syndromes and other causes of jaundice. Patients may be referred for evaluation of abnormal liver-associated enzymes, liver biopsy, and/or laparoscopy and can be evaluated for suitability for liver transplantation.