The Mount Sinai Hospital is ranked ninth in the nation for 2018-2019 in U.S. News & World Report for hepatology and gastroenterology specializing in liver diseases and digestive diseases.
Our liver specialists’ work at Mount Sinai Health System has one goal: to diagnose and treat liver disease quickly and accurately to preserve your health. We focus on ensuring you can continue to live a full, active life. Our tradition of excellence in patient care, medical education, and research creates a collaborative approach to how we care for you. Together, we achieve our goal of providing the most effective and compassionate care. Our liver specialists (hepatologists) diagnose and treat liver disease. Supported by the research at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, we conduct Clinical Trials to continue discovering new ways to prevent and treat liver disease.
Our Early and Comprehensive Approach
We perform a comprehensive evaluation and develop a treatment plan that helps slow or reverse your liver disease. Studies, including many of our own groundbreaking investigations, show that early, expert treatment can help limit complications and prevent end-stage liver disease.
Timely treatment helps avoid potential complications that could require surgery or transplantation. We consult with colleagues and specialists throughout Mount Sinai to provide you the most advanced interdisciplinary care. To do so, we work closely with key Mount Sinai specialists in surgery, radiology, and pathology.
If your liver disease treatment requires hospitalization, you can receive treatment at one of Mount Sinai’s hospitals in New York. Our liver disease faculty doctors work with multidisciplinary treatment teams to ensure that we meet your needs during and after your hospital stay.
Mount Sinai Milestones in Liver Treatments
Ever since Hans Popper, MD, regarded as the father of hepatology, joined the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai faculty in 1957, Mount Sinai has been a leader in the diagnosis and treatment of liver disease.
Our physicians and researchers have made discoveries and advances in many areas of liver disease, such as:
- Conducted early clinical trials in the United States that generated the first effective oral medications for liver cancer
- First to perform adult and pediatric living-donor liver transplants in New York State
- First to perform a liver transplant in New York State
- First to perform a multivisceral (stomach, small intestine, pancreas and liver) transplant in New York State
- First to identify the cells responsible for liver fibrosis, which can lead to cirrhosis
- Led clinical trials that enabled Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval for a new class of drugs for hepatitis C that has an 80 percent cure rate
- Led a key clinical trial that made possible the first FDA-approved treatment for patients with both hepatitis C and HIV
We Can Help You
Like many long-lasting diseases, chronic liver disease may not have a cure. However, through patient education and counseling, we help you manage your chronic liver disease and maximize your quality of life.
In addition, the medical treatments we provide for many liver diseases are fast becoming more and more effective. For some conditions, such as hepatitis C, we now talk in terms of a true cure in a growing number of cases. Our hepatitis C specialists provide innovative treatments for hepatitis C.
For other conditions, such as hepatitis B, we can suppress the disease completely with appropriate medication. Regardless of your age, gender, or level of activity, early diagnosis and aggressive treatment are critical to preserving your liver function and preventing liver failure.