Hepatology Program

Centura Transplant

Centura Transplant
2535 S Downing St
Ste 380
Denver, Colorado 80210-5850

Hepatology Program

Centura Transplant

A personalized patient experience to guide and support you through your treatment journey.

The hepatology program at Centura Transplant is an essential component of Centura Health’s medical and surgical strategy to manage all patients with liver disease. Our program focuses on providing exceptional care and a personalized patient experience. The hepatology team consists of experienced physicians and physician assistants who trained at some of the most outstanding programs in the country, and hold a wealth of experience.

Conditions We Treat

  • Abnormal liver enzymes
  • Alcoholic liver disease
  • Viral liver disease
    • Hepatitis A
    • Hepatitis B (HBV)
    • Hepatitis C (HCV)
    • Other viruses such as EBV and CMV
    Autoimmune liver disease
    • Autoimmune hepatitis
    • Primary biliary cholangitis (PBC)
    • Primary sclerosing cholangitis (PSC)
  • Metabolic liver disease
    • Hemochromatosis
    • Alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency
    • Wilson’s disease
    Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease
    • Non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH)
  • Cirrhosis in patients who are currently too early for liver transplant
    • Alcoholic liver disease
    • Cryptogenic cirrhosis
    • Genetic liver disease
    • Metabolic liver diseases
    Polycystic liver disease
  • Liver masses
    • Benign tumors
    • Malignant tumors
      • Primary liver cancer
      • Metastatic cancer
  • Why Choose Us?

    Most patients with liver disease do not require transplantation. Often, treatment of underlying liver disease will avoid significant scar tissue formation that can result in cirrhosis and ultimately allows these patients to avoid transplantation. If patients with cirrhosis continue to progress, the transition to transplant evaluation is seamless as the hepatology team members are also part of the Centura Transplant at Porter Adventist Hospital.

    A transplant center has the unique combination of expertise that allows for superior comprehensive care of liver disease. In addition, as some liver diseases are associated with gastrointestinal diseases, the hepatology team works closely with, and is part of, the Digestive Health team at Porter.

  • The Hepatology Team

    Hepatologists
    Physicians with training in digestive diseases and advanced training in the management of liver disease. Our hepatologists diagnose and manage many issues related to acute (sudden) and chronic (long-standing) liver disease.

    Physician assistants
    Physician assistants, or PAs, are healthcare professionals who practice medicine as a part of a healthcare team and collaborate with physicians. For the Porter hepatology team, the PAs work closely with the hepatologists and diagnose and manage patients with chronic liver disease.

    Pharmacist
    Sometimes the treatment of liver diseases will require complex medication regimens. The pharmacist will guide you through the process and make sure you will be able to obtain and take your medication appropriately.

  • FAQ

    How do I get seen by the Hepatology Team at Porter Adventist Hospital?
    Most patients are referred by their primary care provider or gastroenterology specialist. Please click this *link* if you would like more information about being referred or would like to make a self-referral.

    How do I know that I need to be seen by a hepatologist?
    If you have been diagnosed with liver disease or were told that you have abnormal liver testing, you should be evaluated by a hepatologist.

    How long will I wait to get seen?
    Our goal is to facilitate your referral and evaluation and make sure that you understand your options. Every effort will be made to make sure you are seen as soon as possible.