Hepatology Care at Satori Health

Hepatology is an important field of medicine that focuses on studying and treating the liver, gallbladder, biliary tree, and pancreas. The liver, your largest internal organ, plays several crucial roles in your body, making its health vital for your overall well-being.

Hepatologists, also known as clinical hepatologists, undergo extensive medical education and training in both gastroenterology and hepatology. These practitioners have in-depth knowledge and focused expertise on various liver conditions and can provide you with exceptional care.

If you experience symptoms like jaundice, abdominal pain, persistent fatigue, or changes in appetite, it's important to talk to your family physician about connecting with a Hepatologist. Using advanced diagnostic tools like blood tests, imaging studies, and liver biopsies, hepatologists will accurately diagnose and evaluate your liver conditions.

Once a diagnosis is made, hepatologists will create a personalized treatment plan for you that may include lifestyle changes, medications, or surgical interventions aimed at restoring your liver health and improving your quality of life.

Common Hepatology Concerns

Some common liver concerns that Satori’s skilled hepatologists can help with include:

  • Acute Inflammation of your liver caused by viruses (hepatitis A, B, C, etc.) or other factors like alcohol abuse and certain medications.

  • Cirrhosis: A late-stage scarring of the liver caused by various liver diseases, leading to impairment of your liver function.

  • Fatty Liver Disease: An accumulation of fat in your liver cells, often linked to obesity and metabolic syndrome.

  • Gallstones: Hardened deposits in your gallbladder that can sometimes block the bile ducts, causing pain and inflammation in your liver and gallbladder.

  • Liver Cancer: An abnormal growth of cells in your liver, which can be primary (originating in the liver) or secondary (spread from other organs).

Hepatology Treatment Options

Hepatology can offer you various treatment options tailored to address different liver conditions, depending on your specific diagnosis, the severity of your condition, and your overall health. Satori's Dalbrent Medical Clinic and Revolution Medical Clinic currently provide hepatology treatments.

These treatment options may include:

  • Lifestyle Modifications: Making healthy lifestyle changes, like adopting a balanced diet, reducing alcohol consumption, maintaining a healthy weight, and regular physical activity, which can greatly improve your liver’s health and prevent further damage.

  • Medications: Hepatologists often prescribe medications to manage liver diseases effectively, such as antiviral drugs for viral hepatitis or medications to alleviate symptoms and complications.

  • Immunosuppressive Therapy: In cases of autoimmune liver diseases, immunosuppressive medications may be prescribed to suppress an overactive immune system and reduce liver inflammation.

  • Minimally Invasive Procedures: Hepatologists may use minimally invasive procedures like draining liver abscesses, liver biopsies or image-guided therapies that can treat liver tumours.

  • Supportive Care: Some cases require supportive care to manage symptoms and improve your quality of life, including pain management, nutrition support, or palliative care in the case of advanced liver diseases.

We know that every patient is unique, and Satori will personalize your treatment plan accordingly. Hepatologists at Satori Health will work closely with you and will consider your medical history, current health status, and general preferences to develop the most suitable treatment approach tailored for you.

Complete Hepatology Care at Satori Health in Calgary and Alberta

If you or someone you know is showing symptoms related to liver health, don't hesitate to consult with a hepatologist. At Satori Health, we are dedicated to providing focused medical care and advanced expertise in hepatology. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and take the first step toward nurturing and improving your liver health – for good.

For a list of Satori Clinics accepting patients, visit our Clinics page.

Clinics offering Hepatology

Didsbury Medical Clinic
Family Medicine Hepatology

Didsbury, AB

A Family medical practice purpose-designed to meet the needs of Didsbury and the surrounding region.

New Patients Welcome

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