Liver

Liver Center

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

Leading Liver Disease Care

The 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
  • 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. Learn more 

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Conditions & Diseases

  • 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.

News

  • Threat grows from liver illness tied to obesity - 6/13/2014, Mass General

    Kathleen Corey, MD, director of the Massachusetts General Hospital Fatty Liver Clinic and co-director of the Mass General Weight Center, discusses the link between obesity and the rise in liver diseases such as nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) and nonalcoholic fatty liver disease.

  • The link between obesity and nonalcoholic fatty liver disease - 10/10/2013, Mass General

    Kathleen Corey, MD, director of the Massachusetts General Hospital Fatty Liver Clinic and co-director of the Mass General Weight Center, discusses the connection between obesity and nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD).

Contact

Contact Us

Liver Center

55 Fruit StreetBlake 4 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.

Request an appointment Research at the Liver Center

Call to make an appointment or to refer a patient: 617-724-6006

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