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Liver disease is a group of disorders that can impair one or more of the liver’s many important functions. These functions include converting food nutrients into blood components, filtering harmful substances, producing important proteins and enzymes, regulating blood clotting, storing vitamins and minerals, maintaining hormone balances, producing bile for the digestive process, processing fats and producing substances that assist the immune system.

A wide range of disorders that can affect the entire body.

With so many functions, the liver can be impaired in numerous ways . . . and by many different liver diseases. These include viral hepatitis, cirrhosis, glycogen storage disease, fatty liver disease, cystic liver disease, sarcoidosis, liver cancer, porphyria, hemochromatosis, sclerosing cholangitis, Wilson’s disease, Budd-Chiari syndrome, liver abscess and many others. Determining the precise disorder — and its extent — is the first step toward treating liver disease. There are treatments available for hepatitis B and hepatitis C. We can also enroll non-responders in new clinical trials with new medications.

Symptoms of liver disease can include:

  • Jaundice
  • Dark urine or light-colored stool
  • Pain in the upper right of the abdomen
  • Nausea, vomiting, diarrhea or loss of appetite
  • Unexplained weight loss or gain
  • Depression, fatigue, malaise or muscle aches & pains
  • Varicose veins
  • Low blood sugar
  • Diminished sex drive

Trust experience & skill for accurate diagnosis & effective treatment.

At Gastroenterology Consultants, our board-certified gastroenterologists are fellowship-trained in the management of liver diseases. In addition to managing a wide spectrum of liver diseases such as hepatitis B, hepatitis C and fatty liver disease, opportunities may be available to participate in clinical research protocols. Educational and support services are provided in our office to effectively manage and coordinate your treatment.

The type of treatment depends on the extent of the disease but likely will involve lifestyle changes, antivirals and/or antibiotics, medications and perhaps surgical intervention. Treatment for most liver diseases requires ongoing surveillance of the disease’s progression and the effectiveness of treatment and monitoring for side effects. We may also run blood tests, ultrasound evaluation, upper GI studies, imaging scans, specialized endoscopy (ERCP) and liver tissue biopsy. So it is essential to trust your care to a well-trained specialist with the experience and know-how to treat and manage liver disease effectively.

For the informed, up-to-date and compassionate care you deserve, call Gastroenterology Consultants today.

For top-quality, up-to-date care for gastrointestinal problems such as cirrhosis of the liver, trust the board-certified, experienced GI specialists trusted by thousands of patients and their doctors for nearly 30 years. Our liver disease patients come to us from Pasadena, Pearland, Houston, Nassau Bay, Webster and nearby areas. Call Gastroenterology Consultants at (281) 481-9400 or fill out our online Request an Appointment form to schedule your consultation with us.

Ellington

444 FM 1959, Suite A,
Houston, TX 77034
Direct Phone: 281-481-9400

St. John

2060 Space Park Drive, Suite 306
Nassau Bay, TX 77058
Direct Phone: 281-892-2460

Clear Lake

250 Blossom Street, Suite 210 Webster, TX 77598
Direct Phone: 281-316-1119

Pasadena

4211 Fairmont Parkway
Pasadena, TX 77504
Direct Phone: 832-456-8434

Pearland

15015 Kirby Dr. Ste.200A
Pearland, TX 77047
Direct Phone: 713-343-6360

Gastroenterology Consultants is a leader in advanced, comprehensive gastrointestinal care. We specialize in up-to-date gastrointestinal care, which includes screening and treatment for colon cancer, heartburn and acid reflux, esophageal disorders and difficulty swallowing, peptic ulcers, H. pylori, gallstones and other gallbladder disorders, rectal bleeding and hemorrhoids, malabsorption and celiac disease, liver diseases - hepatitis C, hepatitis B, cirrhosis, fatty liver disease, hepatoma and liver cancer, abdominal pain, noncardiac chest pain, ulcerative colitis, Crohn's disease, pancreatitis and pancreatic cancer, anemia, nausea and vomiting, gas and bloating and lactose intolerance

Gastroenterology Consultants also offers colonoscopy screening for colorectal cancer, EGD & capsule endoscopy small-bowel, endoscopic ultrasound, Bravo 48-hour pH monitoring, H. pylori breath testing, esophageal manometry and impedance testing, hemorrhoid band ligation, esophageal dilatation, advanced therapeutic ERCP, Remicade® infusion therapy, treatment of Barrett's esophagus, electrohydrolic lithotripsy of CBD stones and endoscopic mucosal resection.