Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital Opens New Clinic for Liver Disease Patients
Lake Forest Hospital May 23, 2012
Hepatobiliary clinic will offer pre- and post-operative care to patients close to home
LAKE FOREST, IL – The Northwestern Hepatobiliary Clinic at Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital opened in May. The new clinic follows the example of the liver tumor clinic at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago. Michael Abecassis, MD, Chief of the Division of Organ Transplantation and Director of the Comprehensive Transplant Center and Talia Baker, MD, Director of the Living Donor Liver Transplant Program will provide surgical consultations once a month in Lake Forest.
“Liver cancer is on the rise, and we have seen more and more patients in this area of medicine,” said Baker. “The clinic at Northwestern Memorial has been a big success. This clinic will follow its lead and offer north suburban residents with complex liver disease a better option for pre- and post-surgical consultation.”
The hepatobiliary clinic is another example of services that have come to the Lake Forest community as a result of the hospital’s affiliation with Northwestern Memorial HealthCare.
“We are excited to extend our services to the Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital community,” said Abecassis. “This clinic offers local liver patients of Northwestern Memorial an alternative for their evaluation and follow-up care. Patients may periodically need to go to Chicago for tests and procedures, but the hope is that most initial evaluations and post-surgical visits can be done locally.”
The new clinic is located in the Center for Women’s Health on the Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital campus at 660 North Westmoreland Road, Suite 300 in Lake Forest. Patients seeking appointments at the clinic should call 312.926.8622