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 hepatitis
- Primary biliary cholangitis (PBC)
- Primary sclerosing cholangitis (PSC)
- Metabolic liver disease
- Alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency
- Wilson’s 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
- 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
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, 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.
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.
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.