Hepatology

Overview

Department of Hepatology

Liver is one of the most resilient organs of the body and has the capacity to regenerate and has a fantastic reserve. It is this unique ability of the liver which is both a boon as well as a bane for people with liver diseases. The liver does not give rise to any symptoms unless there is very little liver functioning and often it is too late to reverse the damage that has already happened. The advantage of this regenerative capacity of the liver is that even when a person donates up to 70% of the liver it will still grow back almost completely within the next 3 to 4 weeks. The Department of Hepatology at Global Hospital comprises world-class experts, state of the art equipments, high-quality intensive care the most complicated of radiological interventions and a comprehensive paediatric And adult liver transplant programmes.

Why Choose Us?

The Department of hepatology at Global hospitals Mumbai will treat you with compassion. You can expect to get an honest advice and the whole team will help you take the most appropriate decision for your future care. You will get to meet the leading experts in the field of hepatology. The department provides a comprehensive solution to all sorts of complex problems pertaining to the liver diseases in a very professional and ethical way, thereby ensuring complete satisfaction of the patients. The department has a dedicated liver intensive care unit and a liver transplant intensive care unit which is unique to this department. The department has done pioneering work in western India in the field of Acute liver failure (ALF) , acute on chronic liver failure (ACLF), Buddchiari Syndrome, hepatocellular carcinoma, Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease and Viral hepatitis.

Diagnosis

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

It takes a high index of suspicion to diagnose liver disease at a early stage. The doctors prescribe a specific set of investigations to assess cause and severity of the liver problem. In some cases there will be a need to do a liver biopsy to confirm the etiology. Global hospital is the first hospital to start MR Elastography in the country. MRE is used to test fibrosis /fats in the liver.

Treatment

Global Hospitals, Mumbai offers extensive consultation, treatment and surgical care for ailments related to the pancreas, liver, and the gallbladder. Taking a multidisciplinary approach, we consult and work with a team of other specialists from many areas, to determine the most appropriate treatment for your individual needs. Some of the commonly evidenced liver related ailments include:

  • Alcoholic Hepatitis
  • Hepatitis A ,B, C, and E
  • Jaundice
  • Liver Cancer (Hepatocellular Carcinoma)
  • Liver Cirrhosis
  • Acute Liver Failure
  • Acute on Chronic Liver Failure
  • Liver Hemangioma
  • Non Alcoholic Steatohepatitis/Non Alcoholic Fatty liver Disease
  • Drug Induced liver injury
  • Ascites/GI Bleeding/Sepsis
  • Hepatic Renal Syndrome
  • Hepatic Pulmonary Syndrome
  • Cryptogenic liver disease

We are doing clinical research trials for new treatment in the field of non alcoholic fatty liver disease and non alcoholic steatohepatitis.

Our Doctors

A multidisciplinary team of doctors and surgeons consisting of highly trained and experienced personnel deliver the finest liver care in India. Our doctor’s have been trained in some of the most acclaimed institutions and come with an accomplished pedigree of clinical excellence. Having pioneered several treatment and surgical procedures, our doctor’s have insight into some of the most complex liver and liver related ailments.

Dr Arti Pawaria

MD Pediatrics, PDCC Pediatric Gastroenterology, DM Pediatric Hepatology

Pediatric Hepatologist

Dr Samir R Shah

MBBS, MD (Medicine), DM (Gastroenterology)

Head of Department

Dr Akash Shukla

MBBS, MD (Medicine), DM (Gastroenterology)

Senior Consultant

Dr Mihir Rajesh Vora

MBBS, DNB (General Medicine), Fellowship (Hepatology, Liver ICU, Liver Transplantation)

Associate Consultant

We are with you in your journey to better health

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.

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