The liver’s main job is to filter the blood coming from the digestive tract before passing it to the rest of the body. The liver also detoxifies chemicals, metabolizes drugs and makes important blood proteins. Liver diseases can be caused by a host of conditions, all of which prohibit the liver from functioning properly.

Hepatitis, a commonly treated liver disease, affects millions of individuals globally. It is associated with several diseases such as liver cancer. In particular, hepatitis B and hepatitis C are major causes of liver cancer, while alcohol abuse has been linked to cirrhosis and other serious complications.

While the most frequent conditions liver specialists deal with are viral hepatitis and alcohol-related disease, Mercy Health offers comprehensive care solutions across all areas of liver disease.   

Services We Offer

  • Ultrasound
  • Liver function tests
  • Liver surgery
  • Image-guided liver biopsy
  • Liver-directed chemotherapy
  • Liver tumor ablation
  • MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) and MRCP (magnetic resonance cholangiopancreatography)
  • PET-CT (positron emission tomography-computed tomography)
  • Percutaneous transhepatic cholangiography
  • Radiation therapy
  • Robotic therapy
  • Laparoscopic surgery
  • TIPS (transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt)
  • Transjugular liver biopsy
  • Triphasic liver CT scanning
Why Choose Mercy Health?

We offer complete medical and surgical treatment for patients with liver-related disorders. Our expert staff detect, diagnose and treat complex liver conditions. From your first screening to advanced treatments, you’ll love the expert, compassionate care provided by our physicians. Reach out to find a specialist near you today. 

Common Conditions

Hepatitis B and C
Liver cancer
Alcoholic liver disease
Fatty liver disease
Liver failure
Cysts, masses or abscesses of the liver
Hepatic tumors
Hepatic encephalopathy
Hepatopulmonary syndrome
Portal hypertension

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