Connecticut GI, in partnership with Hartford Hospital, offers comprehensive evaluation and management of liver disease. Our board certified gastroenterologists and hepatologists help patients with both acute and chronic liver disease manage their illnesses and complications, and walk them through the process of organ transplantation when necessary. Examples of liver diseases cared for by our staff include hepatitis B, hepatitis C, autoimmune hepatitis, alcoholic cirrhosis, hemochromatosis, and Wilson’s disease.
The liver transplant program at Hartford hospital is one of the oldest and most established programs in New England, and over 400 liver transplants have been performed here. Connecticut GI hepatologists partner with the transplant surgeons to care for patients with chronic and acute liver disease before transplant and then help them to maintain their organ health after liver transplant.
The Hepatitis C Treatment Center is a new partnership between Connecticut GI and Hartford Hospital. Connecticut GI hepatologists, physician’s assistants and nurse practitioners have teamed up with Hartford Hospital in the wake of newly FDA-approved therapies for hepatitis C. Hepatitis C effects approximately 1.9 million Americans, and this infection can be cured in many. Treating hepatitis C has become more intricate with the emergence of the new antiviral therapies, and this C\center was created to optimize the care of this disease.
The Liver Tumor Center, in partnership with the Helen and Harry Gray Cancer Center, is another example of multidisciplinary care at Hartford Hospital, with collaboration between Connecticut GI physicians, interventional radiologists, hepatobiliary and transplant surgeons, radiation oncologists and medical oncologists. This unique center takes a patient-oriented approach to expedite the evaluation and management of tumors of the liver.
Please visit the Hartford Hospital Comprehensive Liver Center site at www.harthosp.org/liver.com