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What We Treat

Liver disease is the eighth leading cause of death in the United States, according to the American Liver Foundation.  The normal functions of the liver which we need to stay alive, including breaking down harmful substances, removing waste products from the blood and storing nutrients and vitamins, can be disrupted by numerous diseases. 

Among the conditions treated at the North Shore-LIJ Center for Liver Disease are:

Cirrhosis — If left untreated, almost any type of liver disease can lead to cirrhosis.

Viral hepatitis

  • Hepatitis A
  • Hepatitis B
  • Hepatitis C
  • Hepatitis D
  • Hepatitis E
  • Hepatitis G


Autoimmune liver diseases - Where liver tissues are attacked by the body's immune system.

  • Autoimmune hepatitis
  • Primary biliary cirrhosis
  • Primary sclerosing cholangitis


Genetic (inherited) liver diseases - More than 100 liver diseases are genetic. Some more common types are:

  • Alpha-1 Antitrypsin deficiency
  • Crigler-Najjar syndrome
  • Familial amyloidosis
  • Gilbert's syndrome
  • Dubin-Johnson syndrome
  • Hereditary hemochromatosis
  • Primary oxalosis
  • Wilson's disease


Other liver diseases

  • Alcoholic hepatitis
  • Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease
  • Bile duct cancer(cholangiocarcinoma)
  • Liver cancer


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