Hepatology: Gastroenterological Specialty
Hepatology helps diagnose liver diseases
What is hepatology ?
Hepatology is a specialty of gastroenterology that focuses on the study of the liver. Our hepatologist is also gastroenterologist, he tries to solve your problem.
Hepatic explorations are mainly performed by blood sampling but also imaging that includes echography, CT scan and MRI.
Here is a non-exhaustive list of liver diseases taken care of by the hepatologist: :
When should I consult a hepatologist ?
The hepatologist is a gastroenterologist who has additional expertise for liver disease. It is best to consult the hepatologist as soon as one of the symptoms is observed.
During this consultation, if very specific examinations or particularly complex results such as liver problems or other, will reach the hepatologist, it will guide you to more appropriate exams.