Hepatology and Liver Disease
Hepatology focuses on the liver, as well as the gallbladder, pancreas and biliary tree. Traditionally, hepatology has been a subspecialty of gastroenterology, although some physicians today specialize solely in hepatology.
Liver disease management needs a medical team with a unique set of skills. At PacMed, our specialists in liver disease provide comprehensive care for patients with acute and chronic liver disease, whether regular or advanced. Our gastroenterologists who provide hepatology care have advanced training in this field.
Your specialist will work closely with your primary care provider to coordinate your care. He or she will also team with endocrinologists, oncologists, rheumatologists, the University of Washington liver transplant program and other knowledgeable caregivers as needed. Should you require liver transplantation, our hepatologists are well-trained in caring for patients before and after this procedure.