Liver disease

The liver is the second largest organ in your body and is one of the most important organs, as it performs many important functions including processing the food you eat and drink into energy and nutrients your body can use. Sometimes viruses or other factors, like toxins from alcohol or drug use, create an unhealthy liver and lead to various diseases or cancer.

The specialists at The Geisinger Department of Transplantation and Liver Surgery work with patients to diagnose and treat conditions like hepatitis A, B and C; cirrhosis; liver masses; and liver cancer to help restore the liver to a healthier state.


What you should know about liver disease

  • Hepatitis C is treated with a medication regimen that lasts from 12 to 24 weeks. Our doctors use the most advanced hepatitis C therapies, offering treatment that can cure you faster with fewer side effects.

Why choose Geisinger for your liver disease care?

  • The Geisinger Department of Transplantation and Liver Surgery combines the talents of the region's leading specialists, including surgeons, radiologists, oncologists and hepatologists.
  • With the latest equipment and technology, our specialists are able to offer a full range of diagnostic services, treatment options and advanced procedures, including:
    • FibroScan┬«
    • In-office scarring (fibrosis) assessment with a FibroScan┬« ultrasound machine
    • Inpatient and outpatient services for more coordinated care
    • Liver biopsy
    • Interventional radiology for tumor ablation
    • Liver transplantation
  • A Fibroscan is a painless, quick and noninvasive way to measure the stiffness of the liver that could potentially eliminate the need for a liver biopsy in the future.
  • We offer a thorough and unique team approach to treating hepatitis. We treated more than 500 patients in 2016 who have hepatitis C.

Treatment options

Liver conditions need specialized care, which is why we offer these treatments:

  • Liver biopsy
  • Tumor ablation
  • Liver transplant : Surgeons replace a liver that is no longer functioning with a healthy donor liver.

Specialties and institutes

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