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Liver Disease

Enjoy comprehensive, personalized treatment for liver disease when you work with the specialists at Avera.

Hepatology Experts for the Upper Midwest

Take advantage of the focused care approach you’ll find at Avera Medical Group Liver Disease, which typically leads to a more effective slowing of your condition.

No matter where you live in the Upper Midwest, you can benefit from the skill and expertise of the Dakotas’ first medical practice dedicated to treating liver disease and South Dakota’s only liver transplant physicians.

You’ll also appreciate enhanced hospital care when needed and related services for digestive health and cancer, as well as access to the region’s most coordinated pre- and post-liver transplant care.

Liver Conditions We Treat

Choose Avera for expert care of all conditions affecting your hepatobiliary system, including:

Collaborative, Multidisciplinary Care

Each week, a multidisciplinary team meets to thoughtfully review and update care plans for patients with serious liver conditions. Your primary care provider—considered part of the team—receives regular reports and also may partner with specialists during these weekly conferences. Depending on your condition, your team may include:

  • Hepatologists
  • Hepatobiliary/transplant surgeons
  • Infectious disease physicians
  • Oncologists
  • Pathologists
  • Radiologists

Liver Disease Services & Treatments

Rely on the experts at Avera for a wide range of hepatic services and treatments, such as:

  • Consultations and evaluations, including pre-transplant evaluations and testing
  • Pre- and post-liver transplant care
  • Radiation therapy
  • Radiofrequency ablation (RFA)
  • Surgery involving the pancreas, bile duct and liver
  • Systemic chemotherapy
  • Transarterial chemoembolization (TACE)

FibroScan® Technology

Benefit from FibroScan, a non-invasive test used to assess liver stiffness which is a key indicator in diagnosing liver conditions. Reduce your need for a liver biopsy with this quick, easy and painless procedure. You’ll receive immediate results that show the current health of your liver and help guide your treatment options.

Patients with the following conditions may benefit from FibroScan:

  • Hepatitis B, C and E
  • Alcoholic and nonalcoholic fatty liver disease
  • Chronic liver disease
  • Fibrosis
  • Cirrhosis 

Pre- and Post-Transplant Care

If you’re a liver transplant candidate, you can receive advanced care before and after your transplant procedure at Avera McKennan Hospital & University Health Center in Sioux Falls.

Learn more about Avera’s transplant services.

Liver Disease Support Resources

Share the challenges of coping with liver disease when you participate in Avera’s monthly Liver Disease Support Group. Join us in person or through the teleconference technology at your local Avera facility.

Explore a variety of liver disease resources designed to help you or your loved ones stay current on the condition and get appropriate care. Check out:

Find a Liver Disease Specialist

Get the care you need from Avera liver disease specialists. Or ask your doctor for a referral to one of our hepatology experts.

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