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Washington University liver disease specialists manage and treat the full range of liver diseases, as well managing patients before and after liver transplants. They work closely with interventional radiologists in a wide range of leading-edge diagnostic and treatment techniques. Services include treatment for:
- Liver Cirrhosis
- Acute Liver Failure
- Viral Hepatitis: Hepatitis A, B, and C
- Autoimmune hepatitis
- Primary biliary cirrhosis (PBC)
- Primary sclerosing cholangitis
- Alcoholic liver disease
- Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NASH
- Drug-induced liver toxicity
Some liver conditions can lead to liver failure and the need for a liver transplant. Washington University specialists have one of the top liver transplant teams in the country, with complication rates among the lowest. Liver transplants are used to treat patients with end-stage liver disease who have failed standard medical and surgical therapy.
Each patient is evaluated individually for transplant to ensure the patient is healthy enough to survive transplant and will receive long-term benefits.
The liver transplant team of gastroenterology works closely with the liver transplant surgeons to manage the whole process for the patient. They supervise care of patients needing transplantation, and after transplant, manage postoperative recovery and long term care, including prevention of rejection.