Hepatology is the study, prevention, diagnosis and management of diseases that affect the liver, gallbladder, biliary tree and pancreas. It is a branch of Gastroenterology.

Common conditions and diseases include: viral hepatitis (A, B C and E); liver cirrhosis; fatty liver disease; liver cancer; jaundice; gastrointestinal bleeding caused by portal hypertension linked to liver injury; enzyme defects causing liver enlargement; genetic and metabolic liver disease; pancreatitis (usually caused by alcohol consumption or gallstones); drug overdose; damage to the pancreas or biliary tract caused by infection, cancer, alcohol, bleeding or obstruction.


If you would like to receive more information on our Hepatology Service at New Victoria Hospital or to make an appointment, please call our Outpatient Department on 020 8949 9020 or:

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