We’ve put together educational guides and information to help you better understand the causes and treatments of liver disease, so that you can feel confident making informed decisions about your care.
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Learn about the different kinds of liver disease and cancer, their symptoms, your risk factors, and much more.
The Liver and Its Functions
The liver is an essential organ in the body. Get a basic introduction to the liver, its various parts, and what each does in this article.
Acute Liver Failure
This condition refers to when the liver suddenly stops functioning within just a few days. Learn more about its causes, symptoms, and treatments.
Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency
In this inherited condition, the liver produces an abnormal form of the alpha-1 antitrypsin protein. Learn more about how this affects the body and the available treatment options.
This condition, which effects infants, prevents the liver from draining bile to the intestines.
Bile Duct Cancer (Cholangiocarcinoma)
This condition refers to an abnormal growth of cells in the bile ducts, which transport bile from the liver to the small intestine. Learn more about its causes, symptoms, and treatments.
Cirrhosis is when repeated injuries over time cause scarring (fibrosis) to develop on the liver. Learn more about this condition and its symptoms.
Cystic Fibrosis & the Liver
Cystic fibrosis is an inherited disease that causes mucus to build up throughout the body, which can affect multiple organs. Learn more about how this condition affects the liver.
Familial Amyloidosis & the Liver
Amyloidosis is an inherited disease that causes abnormal proteins called amyloid to build up in the body, which can affect multiple organs. Learn more about how this condition affects the liver.
Hemochromatosis is a disease that causes excess iron to be absorbed in the digestive tract and deposited throughout the body. Learn more about how this condition affects the liver.
Hepatitis: Autoimmune Hepatitis
Autoimmune hepatitis is a rare disease that makes the body attack its own liver, causing it to become inflamed. Learn more about this condition and its symptoms.
Hepatitis: Viral Hepatitis
Viral hepatitis is a disease that causes the liver to become inflamed. It can be caused by several different types of virus. Learn more about each type and their symptoms.
Intestinal failure is a condition in which patients don’t have enough functional gut mass needed for adequate absorption to meet fluid and nutrient requirements.
Liver Cancer & Hepatocellular Carcinoma
Liver cancer is the abnormal growth of cells in liver tissue. Hepatocellular carcinoma is the most common type of liver cancer. Learn more about liver cancer.
Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD) & Nonalcoholic Steatohepatitis (NASH)
NAFLD is a condition that makes the liver store excess fat. NASH is a severe form of NAFLD that also includes inflammation. Learn more about these conditions.
Portal hypertension refers to elevated blood pressure in the portal vein, which is the major vein that carries blood to the liver. Learn more about this condition.
Primary Biliary Cirrhosis
Primary biliary cirrhosis is a rare disease that causes the bile ducts to become progressively inflamed and destroyed. Learn more about this condition.
Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis
Primary sclerosing cholangitis is a chronic disease caused by inflammation and scarring of the bile ducts. This can lead to cirrhosis, liver failure, and cancer. Learn more about this condition.
Wilson's disease is a genetic disorder that prevents the body from excreting copper, causing it to build up in tissue. Learn more about this condition.
We offer a variety of diagnosis and treatment options for all forms of liver disease and cancer. We also operate one of New York’s largest liver transplantation units. Learn more about these programs, including what to expect and how to prepare for treatment.
Replacing a diseased or malfunctioning liver with a healthy donor liver can prolong and improve a patient’s quality of life. Learn more about how we do this, the different types of transplantation, and more.
Living Donor Surgery
This type of surgery involves removing an organ or portion of an organ from a living donor and placing it in a patient whose organ is no longer working. Learn more about this procedure.
Intestinal & Multivisceral Transplantation
Intestinal transplantation replaces a patient’s intestinal tract, while multivisceral transplantation replaces both the intestinal tract and the liver. Learn more about these procedures.
Ex Vivo Surgery
Ex vivo surgery removes and reimplants as many as six organs in the abdomen. This type of surgery allows doctors to remove difficult-to-reach tumors. Learn more about this procedure.
If you or a loved one is dealing with any of the above liver issues, we’re here to help. Call us at (877) LIVER MD/ (877) 548-3763 or fill out our online request form to make an appointment today.