Conditions & Treatments
When the liver stops functioning properly, it cannot perform its critical metabolic and detoxifying roles for the body. For some liver diseases and disorders surgery may be the appropriate treatment. Surgical and nonsurgical treatment options are available through Emory’s liver program and include: liver resection, liver transplant, ERCP, radiofrequency ablation, and radiation oncology. Emory’s liver program physicians and specialists are experienced in the medical management of all diseases of the liver. To learn more about each of the treatments available at Emory, please use the links below:
In embolization, small particles called microspheres are injected into the hepatic artery to stop the flow of blood to the tumor.
Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) is a type of X-ray procedure used to diagnose and treat bile duct problems, including gallstones, biliary strictures, biliary leaks, and tumors.
Liver resection is a surgery in which a portion of the liver is removed.
A liver transplant is a surgery or procedure in which surgeons remove a diseased liver and replace it with either a whole liver (from a deceased donor) or a part of a healthy liver (from a living donor, often a family member).
Medical treatments of liver conditions include diagnostic tests and use of prescribed medicine. They are typically overseen by a hepatologist, a doctor who specializes in diseases of the liver.
Radiation oncology is a form of cancer treatment that targets energy waves at cancer cells to damage or destroy them.
Radiofrequency Ablation Radiofrequency ablation (RFA) is a minimally invasive treatment that involves using imaging (ultrasound, CT or MRI) to guide a needle electrode into a tumor.
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