Hepatology is the treatment of liver related conditions, which can range from treatment of hepatitis to alcohol induced liver damage, cirrhosis of the liver and liver cancers. Typically a Hepatologist will treat and manage:
- Viral Hepatitis and Autoimmune Hepatitis
- Fatty Liver
- Cirrhosis of the liver
- Liver Cancer
- Portal Hypertension
- Metabolic Liver Disease
- Other related liver ailments
In Australia, all Gastroenterologists are registered as Hepatologists and have the qualifications to deal with liver related conditions, however few have sub specialised as Dr. Vi Nguyen has. Dr. Nguyen brings a high level of expertise and experience in this area, having completed her Fellowship at the prestigious King’s College Hospital in London.
Treatment is individually tailored to each patient and their unique circumstances, ranging from active lifestyle management, through to medication and in other cases, surgery.