Frequently Asked Questions
Liver Specialist Overview
The liver is the largest organ of the body and carries out important functions of metabolism, immunity and creating enzymes for our digestive processes. Liver doctors specialize in diagnosing, treating and managing problems associated with the liver. They also treat conditions associated with the gallbladder, pancreas and the biliary tract. Liver specialists are also known as hepatologists. Hepatologists can also help prevent liver diseases.
What conditions and diseases do Liver specialists treat?
Liver speciality doctors treat, manage and diagnose all conditions related to the liver. Some conditions treated by liver specialist doctors are:
- Alcohol related liver syndromes
- Alcoholic Fatty liver disease
- Chronic Liver disease
- Hepatitis A, B, C ,D E
- Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease
- Liver cancer
- Primary Biliary Cholangitis
- Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis
Why would you need to see a liver specialist?
When your primary doctor feels like you may be suffering from any disease that may involve the liver, they will refer you to a liver specialist doctor.
Is a gastroenterologist the same as a liver specialist?
No. Gastroenterologists specialise in treating, managing and diagnosing diseases of the gastrointestinal organs which includes the stomach, liver, pancreas, intestines, and the gallbladder. While gastroenterologists can also treat liver diseases, Liver specialists are experts of the hepatic and biliary systems.
How can I see a liver specialist if I have a liver problem?
You can see the best liver specialist doctors at BLK Super Speciality Max Hospital by booking an In-Hospital appointment or video consultation, at https://www.blkmaxhospital.com/book-an-appointment.php
What factors to consider while choosing a liver transplant surgeon?
You should choose a liver transplant surgeon on the basis of:
- Expertise, speciality, and duration of practice
- Number of Successful cases
- Proximity to the clinic
What will a liver specialist do?
A liver specialist is an expert in diagnosing, managing and treating conditions related to the hepato-biliary system, which includes the liver, pancreas, gallbladder and the gallbladder duct system. Liver specialists are also called hepatologists.