ARS Gastro and Liver Centre

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Hepatology

Hepatology is the branch of medicine that focuses on the study, diagnosis, and treatment of diseases related to the liver, gallbladder, biliary tree, and pancreas. We specialise in the management of liver diseases, including acute and chronic liver diseases, liver cirrhosis, viral hepatitis, and liver cancer. They also treat disorders related to the biliary tree, including gallbladder disease and pancreatitis.
The hepatology team at ARS Gastro and liver centre is committed to providing individualised care for each patient, with a focus on developing customised treatment plans that are tailored to meet the unique needs of each individual. The centre’s dedication to excellence in hepatology ensures that patients receive the highest quality of care for their liver-related conditions.

Conditions treated

The hepatology team at ARS Gastro and Liver Centre in Gurugram offers comprehensive diagnostic and treatment services for a wide range of liver and biliary diseases. Some of the common conditions treated in hepatology at ARS gastro and liver centre include:
  • Acute and chronic liver diseases such as viral hepatitis, alcoholic liver disease, and nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD).
  • Liver cirrhosis is a progressive condition in which the liver is damaged and scarred, leading to liver failure.
  • Both metastatic liver cancer and primary Liver cancers-hepatocellular carcinoma and cholangiocarcinoma.
  • Gallbladder disease, including gallstones, cholecystitis, and biliary dyskinesia.
  • Pancreatitis is an inflammation of the pancreas that can cause abdominal pain, nausea, and vomiting.
  • Autoimmune liver diseases such as autoimmune hepatitis and primary biliary cholangitis.
  • Genetic liver diseases such as hemochromatosis, Wilson’s disease, and alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency.
  • Portal hypertension, a condition in which the blood pressure in the portal vein is elevated, is often caused by liver disease.

Treatments offered

Some of the common treatments offered in hepatology at ARS include:
  • Medication management: We prescribe medications to manage various liver and biliary diseases, including antiviral medications for viral hepatitis, immunosuppressive drugs for autoimmune liver diseases, and chemotherapy for liver cancer.
  • Lifestyle modifications: Lifestyle modifications such as weight loss, regular exercise, and avoiding alcohol and other toxins are recommended for certain liver and biliary diseases, such as NAFLD and alcoholic liver disease.
  • Endoscopic procedures: Endoscopic procedures such as endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) and endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) are used to diagnose and treat various biliary and pancreatic diseases, such as gallstones and pancreatic cysts.
  • Interventional radiology: Interventional radiology procedures such as transarterial chemoembolization (TACE) and radiofrequency ablation (RFA) are used to treat liver tumours.
  • Liver transplantation: For patients with end-stage liver disease or liver failure, liver transplantation is recommended with proper transplant evaluation, preoperative management, and postoperative care for patients.
  • Nutrition counselling: Nutrition counselling is an important part of managing liver and biliary diseases, as diet can play a crucial role in disease progression and management.