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.
A hepatologist is a specialist who studies, diagnoses, and treats conditions and disorders in the liver, the biliary tree, the gallbladder and the pancreas.
Hepatology is a branch of medicine in the gastroenterology field. It refers to the study, prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of diseases that affect a part of the digestive system, which includes the liver, the biliary tree, the gallbladder and the pancreas.
When you make an appointment to see a hepatologist, you can expect questions about the history of your symptoms and recommendations for further investigations. These efforts will focus on confirming a diagnosis.