Paediatric Hepatology

Department of Paediatric Hepatology

The liver is one of the most resilient and versatile organs in the human body performing a wide array of metabolic functions of the body. The care of health problems related to liver in children and their treatments are handled by the Department of Paediatric Hepatology, which consists of the finest paediatric liver specialists and liver surgeons in the country.

Why choose us for Paediatric Liver Care?

The department of cardiac anaesthesia at Global Hospitals, Mumbai holds the mandate for perioperative intensive care and anaesthesia management for patients undergoing various heart procedures. It involves administering, monitoring, and reviving patients following the surgery; as well as playing a vital role in pain-relief and management following the surgery. We have an excellent team of specialized cardiac anaesthesiologists who remain integral to the planning, execution, and success of all cardiac procedures.

Diagnosis of Paediatric Liver Diseases and Conditions

Children with liver or related disorders can exhibit a wide range of symptoms. Some of the common ones include – unintentional weight loss, joint pains, loss of appetite, yellowing of skin & eyes, excessive fatigue and others. A physical examination and understanding of the patient’s medical history offers the doctor’s the first insight into the patient’s liver related ailments.

The doctors will then prescribe a specific set of blood tests to determine the presence of antibodies that may be attacking or be harmful to the liver. In many cases, there will be a need to further evaluation like ultrasound, colour doppler, MRCP, MR Elastography, TJLB, hepatic venography or liver biopsy to understand the complete extent of the disorder.

Treatment for Paediatric Liver Diseases and Conditions

Global Hospitals, Mumbai offers extensive consultation, medical treatment and surgical care for ailments related to the liver in children. Taking a multidisciplinary approach, we consult and work with a team of other specialists from many other Paediatric super-specialities also. Some of the commonly found liver-related diseases in children include:

  • Biliary atresia
  • Alagille syndrome
  • Autoimmune liver disease
  • Cirrhosis
  • Acute liver failure
  • Choledochal cyst
  • Hepatitis A
  • Hepatitis B
  • Hepatitis C
  • Wilson’s Disease
  • Metabolic liver diseases
  • Budd chiari syndrome
  • Extra hepatic portal vein thrombosis
  • Sclerosing cholangitis
  • Portal hypertension

Our Doctors – Paediatric Liver Specialists

A multi-disciplinary team of physicians & surgeons who are highly trained and richly experienced. Our doctors have been trained and worked in some of the most acclaimed institutions across India and world. Having pioneered several treatment and surgical procedures, our doctors have insight into some of the most complex liver and liver-related ailments.

Dr Lalit Verma

MD Paediatrics (New York Medical College), Diplomat of American Board of Paediatrics, Fellowship In Paediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition (University Of Alberta-Canada)

Senior Consultant and Paediatric Clinical Lead

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A consultation with our panel of doctors, specialists and surgeons will help you determine what kind of services you may need to help diagnose and treat your condition. If you or someone in your family or friend’s circle are facing any health issues, please get in touch with us, we are here for you.