Alexander Kuo, MD, the Liver Center at UC San Diego Health is the region's leader in the treatment of acute and chronic liver diseases.
Living with liver disease requires a partnership that includes you and a team of multidisciplinary experts that understand your condition. Our goal is to slow, stop and cure these conditions so that they do not progress to more serious medical illnesses. At our liver disease clinics, liver specialists work with you to closely monitor and manage your condition.
We treat a wide range of liver diseases including:
Conditions such as viral hepatitis B or C, fatty liver disease, autoimmune liver disease and hemochromatosis can increase the risk for developing cirrhosis and liver cancer.
How We Diagnose Liver Disease
Our team uses several blood tests to detect injury or inflammation in the liver. These tests can help determine whether it is an acute or chronic disorder.
Common tests we use to see how well the liver is working include: