Liver Treatments

Emory's Comprehensive Liver Program

Emory's Comprehensive Liver Program provides compassionate, individualized care to patients with a wide variety of liver diseases and conditions. As a leader in the treatment of liver diseases, we have assembled a multidisciplinary team of liver disease specialists, including hepatologists, surgeons, radiologists, pathologists and oncologists, whose expertise is unrivaled in the Southeast.

Our liver program covers the continuum of liver care, including: diagnosis of liver diseases and conditions using the most sophisticated diagnostic tools available (including magnetic resonance imaging [MRI] and advanced endoscopy), management of all diseases and conditions of the liver, and cutting-edge treatment options such as laparoscopic liver resection, endoscopic procedures, interventional radiology and liver transplantation.

Click on the sections below to learn more about what sets us apart:

Laparoscopic Liver Resection

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Emory has perhaps the greatest expertise and experience in the country with laparoscopic liver resection. We perform a large volume of procedures with excellent outcomes, relying on the combined experience of our doctors. Rather than the traditional staple technique, Emory surgeons use the innovative harmonic scalpel, which cuts and cauterizes simultaneously, for a more controlled technique.

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Liver Transplantation for Cholangiocarcinoma

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Emory uses a multidisciplinary approach to treating bile duct cancer which involves not only traditional radiation and chemotherapy, but also liver transplantation in appropriate patients. The team encompasses radiation oncology, medical oncology, hepatology and transplant surgery.

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Liver Transplantation in HIV-Positive Patients

Until fairly recently, HIV-positive patients were considered ineligible for liver transplantation because of poor outcomes. But Emory is finding success with a special protocol it has developed for HIV-positive liver transplant patients, which involves a multidisciplinary team including infectious disease specialists, hepatologists and liver transplant surgeons.

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MRI for Diagnosis of Liver Tumors

Our team of radiologists is among the world's most experienced experts at MRI of the liver. This includes the "Virtual Liver Biopsy," that provides the ability to detect disease of the liver, including liver tumors, safely, quickly and without the necessity of a needle biopsy or the use of any other imaging tests that utilize possible cancer-causing X-rays.

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Clinical Research

Supported by the latest academic research, the goal of Emory’s Comprehensive Liver Program is to advance the understanding of liver diseases, while developing and offering the newest and most effective liver treatments and therapies available.

Translational Research Program

Emory researchers are studying molecular biomarkers for hepatobiliary malignancy to help personalize cancer care.

Immune Monitoring Research

Emory researchers are collaborating with the University of California, San Francisco in developing a national clinical trial to monitor post-transplant patients (both pediatric and adult) who are weaned from immunosuppression drugs. Emory is also participating in an ongoing hepatitis C pathogenesis project.

Pediatric Liver Disease

Working in conjunction with Children's Healthcare of Atlanta, Emory doctors René Romero and Stuart Knechtle lead one of the largest pediatric liver transplant programs in the U.S. Dr. Romero is also a principal investigator in the NIH-sponsored Childhood Liver Disease Research and Education Network.

Supported by the latest academic research, the goal of Emory’s Comprehensive Liver Program is to advance the understanding of liver diseases while developing and offering the newest and most effective liver treatments and therapies available. To make an appointment, contact us today.


Liver Conditions