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The medicine speciality that deals with the study and management of the disorders of the liver, pancreas, gall bladder, and biliary tree is known as hepatology. A doctor who specialises in this field is known as a hepatologist.
What is the difference between a hepatologist and a gastroenterologist?
A hepatologist treats disorders of the liver and its associated organs while a gastroenterologist treats disorders of the entire digestive system which includes the liver.
What are some of the disorders treated by hepatologists?
Some of the most common disorders treated by hepatologists are hepatitis (chronic or acute), cirrhosis, hepatitis, liver cancer, jaundice, drug overdose, pancreatitis, and ascites.
Do hepatologists perform liver transplants?
Hepatologists do not perform liver transplants but they can help in the diagnosis of liver disorders and suggest surgery if required.
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