#1 in Research Worldwide
U.S. News & World Report ranks UC San Diego #1 in the world for gastroenterology and hepatology (liver) research, based on our physicians' research reputation and publications.
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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 who understand your condition.
Our goal is to slow, stop and cure these conditions so they do not become more serious medical illnesses. At our liver disease clinics, liver specialists work with you to closely monitor and manage your condition.
We have comprehensive, multidisciplinary treatment programs in:
We also specialize in:
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 detects injury or inflammation in the liver using a combination of physical diagnosis, blood tests and advanced imaging by our radiologists. These tests can help determine whether it is an acute or chronic disorder.
We have a robust research program and invite patients to learn more about participating in our research studies by calling 858-246-2179.
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