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Liver Disease (Hepatology)

Specialists in liver disease, transplant and hepatology provide patients with a wide range of medical and surgical treatments to treat liver disorders.

Why Northwestern Medicine?

As leaders in research and treatment for liver care, Northwestern Medicine Hepatology is relentless in the pursuit of multidisciplinary care, leading-edge research and breakthrough treatments for patients.

Northwestern Medicine has the largest hepatology team in Illinois and one of the largest in the country. Our hepatology team provides care to patients at 17 satellite locations throughout the Chicagoland suburbs, North and Central Illinois, and Northwest Indiana, allowing patients to access care closer to where they live and work. The team sees each patient individually, performs a comprehensive assessment to determine risk factors and then develops the best treatment plan. We work closely with patients and their families to answer questions and provide guidance about treatments and procedures. In addition, we help patients and families manage post-hospitalization care by working with primary care physicians to improve the patient’s quality of life.

If more advanced treatment is needed, the liver disease and transplant program within the Comprehensive Transplant Center at Northwestern Memorial Hospital offers a complete range of medical and surgical interventions to treat patients with complex liver disorders, including liver disease management, end-stage disease treatment and liver transplantation.

Additionally, our liver disease program has been recognized for its success with immunosuppressant agents in reducing post-transplant complications. We are one of the few hospitals in the Midwest that perform minimally invasive laparoscopic resections of liver tumors as well as laparoscopic procedures in patients with cirrhosis.

Meet the Team

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Northwestern Medicine hepatologists are dedicated to improving the quality of life for their patients, advancing breakthrough treatments and leading-edge clinical trials. They provide comprehensive care for patients to manage liver disorders and resulting complications. 

Meet the Hepatology Team

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    CLINICAL TRIALS

    Researchers in Northwestern Medicine Hepatology Department conduct clinical research trials with the goal of improving treatment options, survival and quality of life for liver disease patients.

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    Learn More About Our Liver Transplantation Program

    Over 2,500 liver transplants have been performed at Northwestern Memorial Hospital making our program the largest in Illinois and one of the largest in the country.

    Gastroenterology and Hepatology Professionals

    Learn more about physician referrals, CME, clinical trials and news from the Digestive Health Center.