For Patients University of florida Hepatology

UF Hepatologists (or liver doctors) offer treatment and evaluation for patients presenting with different liver diseases. There are specialty clinics for the management of hepatitis C, hepatitis B, fatty liver, liver cancer, cirrhosis and liver transplant. The UF liver team is multidisciplinary, with colleagues in surgery, oncology, radiology and other internal medicine specialties working together to provide patients with personalized care. The team performs leading-edge scientific research to improve prevention, detection, treatment, and outcomes of patients with liver disease and its complications.

Liver Clinic

The Liver Clinic is located in UF Health Internal Medicine – Medical Plaza, at the corner of Archer Road and Gale Lemerand Drive.

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Liver Transplant

The Liver Transplant Program has more than twenty-two years of experience providing excellent care to patients with the most complex liver disease in the state of Florida.

Research

Clinical Trials

See our open clinical trials in hepatology.

Hepatology Procedures

Liver Biopsy

Liver biopsy is an important tool for gastroenterologists and hepatologists to diagnose and assess different liver conditions.

TIPS (Shunt)

TIPS is a shunt or a bypass use to connect two veins within the liver with the use of x-ray by interventional radiology.

MELD Score

MELD is a numerical scale, ranging from 6 (you are less sick) to 40 (you are gravely sick), used for liver transplant candidates age 12 and older.

Primary Biliary Cirrhosis

PBC Score

This formula developed by investigators at the Mayo Clinic helps calculate the short-term survival probability of a patient with primary biliary cirrhosis.

Liver Diseases and Treatments

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Autoimmune Hepatitis

Autoimmune hepatitis is an uncommon cause of chronic hepatitis in the United States. It occurs when immune cells mistake the liver's normal cells for harmful invaders and attack them.

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Cirrhosis

Cirrhosis is scarring of the liver and poor liver function. It is the last stage of chronic liver disease.

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Hepatitis B

Hepatitis B is irritation and swelling (inflammation) of the liver due to infection with the hepatitis B virus (HBV).

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Hepatitis C

Hepatitis C is a viral disease that leads to swelling (inflammation) of the liver.

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Liver Cancer (Hepatocellular Carcinoma)

Hepatocellular carcinoma is cancer that starts in the liver.

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Primary Biliary Cirrhosis

Scarring of the liver caused by swollen or inflamed bile ducts.