Liver Disease 

The newest treatments and advanced technologies to manage liver disease and chronic hepatitis

Aurora BayCare provides comprehensive prevention, evaluation, and treatment services for patients with all types of liver diseases, including hepatitis A, B, and C, cirrhosis, complications of portal hypertension, alcoholic liver disease and liver cancer. We offer new and exciting treatments for hepatitis C that are more effective and more tolerable than prior treatments.

Risk Factors

Your liver makes it possible for you to digest food and absorb nutrients. It also helps rid your body of toxic substances and waste material.  Liver disease encompasses numerous disorders which disrupt these normal liver functions.

Some liver diseases are inherited and others are caused by viruses and chemicals. Risk factors include:

  • Blood transfusions before 1992
  • Heavy alcohol use
  • Sharing needles
  • Unsanitary body piercing or tattoo procedures
  • Obesity
  • Unprotected sex
  • Exposure to certain chemicals and toxins
  • Certain supplements and prescription medications

Treating Liver Disease

Twenty years ago, liver disease was difficult to diagnose and we had few treatment options available. But today, liver disorders can be treated and some can even be cured.  When possible, our treatment goals are to prevent liver disease from progressing to cirrhosis, prevent liver failure, and prevent the need for a liver transplant.

Our services:

  • Medical management for liver disease
  • Viral hepatitis therapy
  • Hepatitis vaccinations
  • Minimally invasive treatments for benign and malignant tumor
  • Liver biopsy
  • Pre-transplant care and transplant follow-up
  • Access to clinical trials

Treatment options may include medications (including breakthrough hepatitis C medications currently in clinical trials) or various surgical procedures.

For patients who need a liver transplant, we work collaboratively with Aurora St. Luke’s in Milwaukee, a leading destination for liver transplant surgery in Wisconsin.  We can provide convenient pre-transplant evaluation and follow-up care for patients located in Northeast Wisconsin and Upper Michigan.

Your Care Team

The board-certified gastroenterologists at Aurora BayCare work as part of multidisciplinary care teams, closely collaborating with our partners in primary care, surgery, oncology, radiology and transplant medicine. Our physicians offer the newest treatment strategies and advanced technologies to extend your life and enhance your quality of life.

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