Liver diseases are the seventh most frequent cause of death in Americans, and an estimated 4 million people nationwide are chronically infected with hepatitis C, one of the most common liver diseases. With liver diseases on the rise, the Center offers patients in Northern New Jersey a unique opportunity to access expert care without having to travel to New York City. Patients can also expect a seamless delivery of care – everything that a patient needs to be assessed and treated by top liver specialists is right here.
The Valley Hospital's Center for Liver Diseases/Hepatology provides comprehensive prevention, diagnostic, evaluation, treatment, management and consultation services for patients with all types of liver diseases, including hepatitis A, B, and C, cirrhosis, primary biliary cirrhosis, sclerosing cholangitis, complications of portal hypertension, alcoholic liver disease, and cancer of the liver and bile duct.
Diagnostic tests ordered through the Center for Liver Diseases include lab tests, CT scans, ultrasounds, MRIs and liver biopsies. Treatment may include medications, including pegylated interferon or novel medications currently in clinical trials for hepatitis or various surgical procedures. If a patient requires a liver transplant, he/she will be assessed at the Center and placed on a transplant list.
The hepatologists practicing at Valley's Center For Liver Diseases/Hepatology include Linda W. Law, M.D, Joseph A. Odin, M.D., Ph.D. and Thomas D. Schiano, M.D. All three hepatologists are affiliated with Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City. Patients are usually referred to the Center by gastroenterologists.
The Valley Hospital Center for Liver Diseases is located at 579 Franklin Turnpike in Ridgewood. For more information or an appointment, call 201-251-3485.