Hepatology is a branch of medicine focused on the study, prevention, diagnosis and management of diseases that affect the liver, gallbladder, biliary tree and pancreas. 

The liver is a key focus in hepatology care. Hepatitis, commonly treated in hepatology care, 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 hepatology specialists deal with are viral hepatitis and alcohol-related disease, Mercy Health offers comprehensive care solutions across all areas of hepatology.

Hepatology 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 surgery
  • Laparoscopic surgery
  • TIPS (transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt)
  • Transjugular liver biopsy
  • Triphasic liver CT scanning
Why Choose Mercy Health?
We offer comprehensive medical and surgical treatment for patients with liver-related disorders. Our expert staff detect, diagnose and treat complex conditions related to hepatology. From your first screening to advanced treatments, we offer the compassionate care we’re known for.  

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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