Millions of U.S. adults suffer from liver diseases. The liver is the largest organ in the human body. It is also one of the most important ones. The biliary system consists of the bile ducts, gallbladder, and pancreas -- all closely associated with the functioning of the liver.
Some liver, biliary, and pancreatic diseases are congenital (present at birth). Others can be prevented. In any case, whether these diseases are congenital, injury-related, viral-induced, or alcohol-induced, they can be devastating to a person's health and require medical care.
Many disorders of the liver require clinical care by a physician or other health care professional. Listed in the directory below are some, for which we have provided a brief overview.
Hepatologists focus on disorders of the liver and help you to clinically manage several hepatic disorders including common conditions such as nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) and viral hepatitis. At CHI Health, you might be referred to a Hepatologist if you suffer from diseases and complications related to liver disease and viral hepatitis.