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Liver Disease

 

Center for Liver Disease and Transplantation

 

Early detection of liver disease is key to successful treatment. Our specialists work with you to ensure an accurate diagnosis in order to develop a customized, effective treatment plan quickly.

  • Our team includes nationally recognized physicians and U.S. News & World Report Top Docs.
  • All of our hepatologists are certified in internal medicine, gastroenterology and liver transplantation.
  • We have one of the largest programs in the nation for treatment of Hepatitis C.
  • Patients have access to the latest clinical trials and research.
  • Multiple locations in Arizona with satellite offices in Tucson and Flagstaff and telehealth sites in various communities.

Advanced Liver Services include:

  • Consultations and genetic testing
  • Treatment planning and assessments
  • Diagnostic testing
  • Medication and dietary therapy
  • Liver imaging with CT, MR and Ultrasound
  • Elastography, a noninvasive method to stage liver disease

Liver Transplant

Unlike other centers, Dignity Health St. Joseph’s Center for Liver Disease and Transplantation offers a whole-body approach to liver disease, investing equally in the prevention and treatment of early-stage disease as well as end-stage disease management.  The liver team treats among the highest volume of hepatitis C patients in the country.  The Center’s team includes transplant hepatologists, infection disease specialists and community surgeons. For more information, call 602-406-5483.

Liver Conditions Treated

Our specialists work with patients with all forms of liver disease, which may include:

Liver Cancer (Hepatocellular Carcinoma) 
Patients undergo a detailed assessment with access to all potential therapies in an optimal multidisciplinary format, including surgical resection, loco-regional (interventional radiology) therapies, systemic chemotherapy, and appropriate transplant referral when indicated.

Hepatitis C 
Patients have access to the latest approved treatment options, including the new protease inhibitors, with meticulous treatment monitoring and follow-up, and the ability to participate in clinical trials of future therapies when available.

Hepatitis B 
Patients are evaluated, treated and monitored based on the most current treatment protocols, which involve assessment for viral mutations and liver cancer risk assessment.

Fatty Liver Disease 
Comprehensive team management of this increasingly prevalent disease state is available to patients, including dietary management, endocrinology assessment, lifestyle counseling, and liver cancer surveillance.

Autoimmune Liver Diseases 
Continuing assessment and therapy for patients with autoimmune hepatitis, primary biliary cirrhosis, and primary sclerosing cholangitis is available, along with periodic liver biopsy surveillance and review.

Metabolic Liver Diseases 
Patients with hereditary hemochromatosis, Wilson’s Disease, and other less common liver diseases benefit by the broad experience of the providers in the center. Multiple treatment options and continued imaging surveillance are available to patients.

Cirrhosis 
Patients with cirrhosis from all causes are welcomed, with careful attention to dietary and lifestyle counseling, diuretic management, paracentesis, liver cancer imaging surveillance, and liver transplant evaluation and referral as appropriate.  

Learn More About the Center for Liver Disease and Transplantation

To learn more about our liver specialists, call 602.406.8000.

Fax: 602.406.3111

Locations:

Phoenix
500 West Thomas Road, Suite 300 
(McAuley Office Building, 3rd Floor)
Phoenix, Arizona 85013

Flagstaff
77 W. Forest Ave., Suite 210
Flagstaff, AZ 86001

Tucson
8275 N. Silverbell Rd., Suite 117
Tucson, AZ 85743

  
   
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