Fatty Liver Clinic:
Your Clinic Experience
Learn what to expect from your visit to the MGH Fatty Liver Clinic.
Explore the Fatty Liver Clinic
To schedule your appointment in the Fatty Liver Clinic at MGH please call 617-724-1685 or request an appointment online.
At your first visit to the Fatty Liver Disease Clinic you will undergo:
- Evaluation of your medical history
- Physical examination
- Assessment of your risk factors for fatty liver disease, including your family’s history of medical conditions, your medical conditions and your lifestyle
After a complete evaluation you will work with your physician to determine if further tests are needed. These tests can include:
- Blood tests
- Radiographic studies such as an ultrasound or MRI
- Liver biopsy
A liver biopsy is often recommended because it may be needed to confirm your diagnosis of fatty liver disease and determine what type of fatty liver disease you have. A liver biopsy can also tell you if you have early or advanced disease, which impacts the treatment you need.
After you have completed these tests you will return to the Fatty Liver Clinic to review the tests results and work with your doctor to determine a treatment plan.
Treatment for fatty liver disease can include:
- Exercise plans
- Weight loss and nutrition counseling
The MGH Fatty Liver Clinic works closely with the MGH Weight Center to provide you access to dieticians, nutrition and exercise programs, medications for weight loss and, in special cases, weight loss surgery.
After this you will be followed closely in the Fatty Liver Clinic to monitor your progress and response to treatment. Our goal is to keep your liver healthy and we are dedicated with working with you to ensure this happens!