The Liver Center at Saint Michael's Medical Center
The Liver Center is advancing clinical research and treatment to achieve
the best outcome for patients with liver disease. The Center provides
a coordinated, multi-disciplinary approach to liver disease, and offers
medical treatment, research, and minimally invasive surgical and radiologic
interventions. The Liver Center at Saint Michael’s Medical Center
now offers Fibroscan -- a non-invasive alternative to liver biopsy.
Viral Hepatitis and Liver Disease
There are many causes of liver disease, but there is one that has just
recently gained more attention. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC)
estimates that more than two million American Baby Boomers – or
those born between 1945 through 1965 – are infected with Hepatitis
C, and they account for 75 percent of all American adults living with
the virus. Since Hepatitis C can damage the liver silently for as much
as 30 years, early detection is a crucial step in preventing liver disease.
This is why the staff at The Liver Center promotes screening and early
detection of viral hepatitis to offer patients the best opportunity to
eradicate it, minimize further harm to the liver, and possibly reverse
The Liver Center offers a wide range of interventions and medical therapies,
including both FDA-approved and investigational medications. For more
information about the Liver Center, please call 973-877-5056.