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Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD) Care at Northwestern Medicine

The Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD) Program, part of the Northwestern Medicine Digestive Health Center, offers a customized hepatology and weight management plan for patients affected by NAFLD. The program is designed to provide personalized treatment plans to help patients adapt, maintain a healthy lifestyle and improve their condition. The program is supported by a multidisciplinary team comprised of hepatologists, health psychologists and registered dietitians who collaborate to provide comprehensive treatment.

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Patient Information

Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is the buildup of extra fat in liver cells that is not caused by alcohol. Read about risk factors, symptoms, diagnosis and treatment.

What to Expect

During your initial appointment you will meet with a hepatologist who will complete a comprehensive evaluation and determine if further testing is needed.

Why choose Northwestern Medicine?

The Northwestern Medicine Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD) Program takes a collaborative, multidisciplinary approach to treatment of patients with NAFLD. Our team includes hepatologists who are leading experts in NAFLD, health psychologists and registered dietitians. Through this collaboration, the team capitalizes on the collective knowledge and expertise to care for all aspects of the condition. Our team works closely to ensure that each patient is provided with a comprehensive treatment plan that is specifically tailored to their needs. This model also ensures that care is well coordinated. In addition, as part of the Northwestern Medicine Digestive Health Center, the NAFLD program provides patients with access to an array of other digestive disease specialists who can assist with treatment of the full spectrum of liver disease. Our team is also actively engaged in research to support advancements related to diagnosis and treatment.


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