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Liver Center

Massachusetts General Hospital Liver Center specialists are authorities in the diagnosis and management of all forms of acute and chronic liver disease.

Leading Liver Disease CareThe Massachusetts General Hospital Liver Center is a world leader in the diagnosis and treatment of liver disease. Our specialists are authorities in all forms of acute and chronic liver disease including viral hepatitis, cholestatic and autoimmune liver disease, fatty liver disease, cirrhosis, liver cancer and those necessitating liver transplantation.

We provide our patients:

  • Experience and expertise. We treat thousands of patients every year from throughout New England, the United States and the world. The Liver Center physicians are recognized experts in all types of liver disease
  • Comprehensive care with a team approach. The Liver Center team works closely with other world-class specialists in imaging, pathology, surgery and oncology to provide our patients comprehensive care of their liver disease
  • Access to leading-edge research. Our patients have access to the latest advances in liver disease care and to clinical trials investigating the therapies of tomorrow

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Alcohol-Induced Liver Disease

Alcohol-induced liver disease, as the name implies, is caused by excessive consumption of alcohol and is a common, but preventable, disease.

Alcoholic Hepatitis

Hepatitis is the inflammation of the liver, resulting in liver cell damage and destruction. Alcoholic hepatitis is a complex problem and is a precursor to chronic liver disease and cirrhosis.

Autoimmune Hepatitis

Hepatitis is the inflammation of the liver, resulting in liver cell damage and destruction. In autoimmune hepatitis, the body's own immune system destroys liver cells.

Chronic Liver Disease / Cirrhosis

Chronic liver disease is marked by the gradual destruction of liver tissue over time. Several liver diseases fall under this category, including cirrhosis of the liver and fibrosis of the liver.

Congenital Liver Defects

Congenital liver defects are rare liver diseases present at birth such as biliary atresia, when the bile ducts are absent or have developed abnormally, and choledochal cyst, a malformation of the hepatic duct that can obstruct flow of bile in infants.

Drug-Induced Hepatitis

Hepatitis is the inflammation of the liver, resulting in liver cell damage and destruction. Drug-induced hepatitis is rare and is caused by toxic exposure to certain medications, vitamins, herbal remedies, or food supplements.

Hepatitis A

Hepatitis A is a highly contagious and sometimes serious liver disease caused by the hepatitis A virus.

Hepatitis B

Hepatitis B is a blood-borne microorganism transmitted by exposure to the hepatitis B virus through infectious body fluids.

Hepatitis C

Hepatitis C (once called non-A, non-B hepatitis) is a liver disease caused by a recently identified blood-borne virus.

Liver Tumors

Tumors are abnormal masses of tissue that form when cells begin to reproduce at an increased rate. The liver can grow both non-cancerous (benign) and cancerous (malignant) tumors.

Other Liver Disorders

An autoimmune disorder is any reaction or attack of a person's immune system against its own organs and tissues.

Viral Hepatitis Overview

Hepatitis is the inflammation of the liver, resulting in liver cell damage and destruction.

The following related clinical trials and research studies are currently seeking participants at Massachusetts General Hospital. Search for clinical trials and studies in another area of interest.

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Liver Center

Blake 4
55 Fruit Street
Boston, MA 02114

Phone: 617-724-6006
Hours: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday


To begin the appointment process, contact the Liver Center access coordinator at 617-724-6006.

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