Hepatology (Liver Diseases)
Our Liver Disease specialist (known as a hepatologist) at Mount Sinai Doctors-Brooklyn Heights is specially trained to provide a broad and up-to-date range of care for a wide variety of liver conditions, from mild to severe. Patients can access this specialty in Brooklyn without the inconvenient commute to liver specialists in Manhattan. This is an official satellite practice of the Recanati/Miller Transpalnatation Institute (RMTI).
Our services include assessment, diagnosis, treatments, and medical management, as well as evaluation and referral for liver transplant for patients with end-stage liver disease. Also, interested patients will have access to innovative clinical trials for a variety of liver conditions. Our advanced electronic medical record makes it easy for our hepatologist to coordinate this care with your primary physician or, if necessary, with a transplant surgeon at The Mount Sinai Hospital.
There are many exciting and fast-developing innovations happening in the field of liver disease. What was once thought to be standard care even just two years ago is now considered outdated with new treatments entering the field at a swift pace. More than ever, early and proactive medical care can make a huge difference for patients with liver disease, increasing wellness and quality of life, and often avoiding or considerably delaying the need for liver transplantation.
Conditions We Treat
All liver conditions are treated by our hepatologist at Mount Sinai Doctors-Brooklyn Heights, including:
- Abnormal liver imaging
- Abnormal liver tests
- Alcoholic liver disease
- Complications of liver disease, including hepatic encephalopathy (confusion), bleeding from varices, and ascites (fluid accumulation in the abdomen)
- Esophageal varices (abnormal veins caused by liver damage)
- Hepatitis B
- Hepatitis C
- Hepatitis D
- Hepatitis E
- Hepatorenal syndrome
- Liver cancer (hepatocellular carcinoma)
- Liver biopsy
- Liver fibrosis
- Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease
- Primary biliary cirrhosis
- Primary sclerosing cholangitis