At Temple Health Ft. Washington, patients with liver concerns will be seen by board-certified hepatologists from the Temple Liver Disease Program. Our medical specialists and surgeons are nationally recognized for their skills, experience and innovations in the field of liver disease treatment.

We treat the full range of liver diseases, offering medication management and certain diagnostic procedures directly on-site in our Fort Washington office. For patients who require surgery, up to and including liver transplantation, we offer referrals to the board-certified liver surgeons of Temple University Hospital.

Learn more about liver transplantation at Temple Health Ft. Washington.

Non-surgical treatments include:

  • Drug and immune therapies for viral hepatitis and co-occurring conditions
  • Tailored regimens of drug, immune and nutrition therapies for hepatitis or cirrhosis, with a special focus on minimizing side effects without decreasing effectiveness
  • Critical care for encephalopathy, coagulopathy and other major risks that can result from acute liver failure
Temple also offers several interventional radiologic procedures, including:

  • Liver biopsy
  • Bile duct drainage
  • Radiofrequency and microwave ablation
  • Yttrium therapies
  • Portal vein embolization
  • Arterial chemoembolization
  • Transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunts (TIPS)
If surgery is needed, any consultations, pre-surgical clearances and post-surgical office visits can be scheduled with a hepatologist at Temple Health Ft. Washington. For patients eligible for minimally invasive surgery, including laparoscopic procedures, our surgeons perform:

  • Liver biopsy
  • Liver lobectomy or cyst removal
  • Liver wedge resection
  • Cholecystectomy
  • Pancreatectomy
  • Stent placements
  • Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP)
When appropriate, Temple surgeons also offer complex major liver and pancreatic procedures, including:

  • Liver and bile duct resections
  • Transplantation
  • Radiofrequency ablation
  • Repair of bile duct injuries
  • Whipple procedure and variations
  • Pancreatectomy
To schedule an appointment with a hepatologist at Temple Health Ft. Washington, click here
or call 215-540-0120.
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