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The Massachusetts General Hospital Liver Center is a world leader in the diagnosis and treatment of liver disease. Patients in our program are cared for by a multidisciplinary team of experts, including medical oncologists, liver surgeons, radiation oncologists, as well as pathologists and radiologists. Our specialists are authorities in all forms of acute and chronic liver disease including:
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The liver surgeons at Mass General are highly specialized, highly experienced and nationally recognized experts. Our surgeons have undergone specialty training in liver and bile duct operations or transplantation, and offer the highest degree of specialization and expertise. Liver operations are complex and published data have demonstrated that hospitals and surgeons with the highest volume and experience have the lowest complication and death rates. The higher number of operations performed by surgeons can lead to better outcomes.
Working within a team of medical oncologists, radiation oncologists and hepatologists at the Liver Mass Center and Tucker Gosnell Center for Gastrointestinal Cancer within the Mass General Cancer Center, liver surgeons perform conventional to complex surgeries, using:
Alcohol-induced liver disease, as the name implies, is caused by excessive consumption of alcohol and is a common, but preventable, disease.
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.
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 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 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.
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 is a highly contagious and sometimes serious liver disease caused by the hepatitis A virus.
Hepatitis B is a blood-borne microorganism transmitted by exposure to the hepatitis B virus through infectious body fluids.
Hepatitis C (once called non-A, non-B hepatitis) is a liver disease caused by a recently identified blood-borne virus.
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.
An autoimmune disorder is any reaction or attack of a person's immune system against its own organs and tissues.
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.
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).
To begin the appointment process, contact the Liver Center access coordinator at 617-724-6006.
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