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Dr. Pukhraj Singh Jeji, Gastroenterology/gi Medicine Specialist Online
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Dr. Pukhraj Singh Jeji

Gastroenterology/gi Medicine Specialist

9 YRS Exp.

MBBS, MD ( Medicine ), DM ( Gastroenterology ). Consultant - Gastroenterology

You pay 800

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80

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English, Hindi, Odia, Oriya, Punjabi, Sindhi

Location

Apollo Hospitals Old Sainik School Road, Bhubaneswar

Available in 5 mins

Dr. Akshatha Manjunath, General Surgeon Online
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Dr. Akshatha Manjunath

General Surgeon

8 YRS Exp.

MBBS, MS

You pay 700

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42

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English, Hindi, Kannada

Location

Apollo Clinic Bellandur, Bengaluru

Available in 15 mins

Available at 3:30 AM

Dr Amey Sonavane, Gastroenterology/gi Medicine Specialist Online
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Dr Amey Sonavane

Gastroenterology/gi Medicine Specialist

15 YRS Exp.

MBBS, DNB, MRCP-SCE, Fellow in clinical & transplant Hepatology

You pay 1500

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90

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English, Hindi, Marathi

Location

Apollo Hospitals CBD Belapur, Mumbai

Available tomorrow

Available in 45 mins

Dr. Aswin S. Krishna, Hepatologist Online
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Dr. Aswin S. Krishna

Hepatologist

10 YRS Exp.

MBBS, MD (Internal Medicine,MMC), DM (Hepatology, MMC), PDF(Fellowship in Liver Transplanatation)

You pay 750

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113

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English, Hindi, Tamil, Malayalam

Location

Apollo Hospitals Greams Road, Chennai

Available at 3:30 AM

Available at 9:30 AM

Dr. Kumaragurubaran. S, Hepatologist Online
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Dr. Kumaragurubaran. S

Hepatologist

0 YRS Exp.

MBBS.,MD.,FPIC.,DM.,

You pay 400

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60

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English, Tamil

Location

Apollo Speciality Hospitals Old Palpannai, Tiruchirappalli

Available on Request

Available at 3:30 AM

Dr U V U Vamsidhar Reddy, Hepatologist Online
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Dr U V U Vamsidhar Reddy

Hepatologist

10 YRS Exp.

MBBS, MD (JIPMER), DM (Hepatology, PGIMER)

You pay 1000

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150

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English, Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada

Location

Apollo Hospitals Greams Road, Chennai

Available at 4:30 AM

Available at 3:30 AM

Dr. Aakash Garg, Gastroenterology/gi Medicine Specialist Online
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Dr. Aakash Garg

Gastroenterology/gi Medicine Specialist

10 YRS Exp.

MBBS, DNB (Medicine), DrNB (Gastroentrology).

You pay 800

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80

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English, Hindi

Location

Apollo Hospitals Seepat Road, Bilaspur

Available at 12:00 PM

Available at 3:30 AM

Dr. Pathik Parikh, Hepatologist Online
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Dr. Pathik Parikh

Hepatologist

15 YRS Exp.

Gastroenterology, General Medicine

You pay 2000

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120

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English, Hindi, Gujarati

Location

Apollo Hospitals Gandhinagar, Ahmedabad

Available at 3:45 AM

Available at 4:00 AM

Dr Deven Gosavi, Gastroenterology/gi Medicine Specialist Online
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Dr Deven Gosavi

Gastroenterology/gi Medicine Specialist

6 YRS Exp.

MBBS, MD (medicine), DM (Gastroentrology)

You pay 900

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54

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English, Hindi, Tamil, Kannada, Marathi

Location

Apollo Hospitals CBD Belapur, Mumbai

Available at 4:30 AM

Available at 9:30 AM

Prof. Dr. Kanhu Charan Das, Gastroenterology/gi Medicine Specialist Online
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Prof. Dr. Kanhu Charan Das

Gastroenterology/gi Medicine Specialist

24 YRS Exp.

MBBS, MD (Medicine) DM (Gastroenterology & Hepatology, CMC, Vellore). Advanced Proceduralist (ERCP, EUS, POEM & ESD) Senior Consultant - Gastroenterologist.

You pay 1000

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50

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English, Oriya, Bengali, Hindi, Assamese, Punjabi, Odia, Bhojpuri, Tamil

Location

Apollo Hospitals Old Sainik School Road, Bhubaneswar

Available at 9:45 AM

Available at 4:45 AM

What is Hepatology?

Hepatology is a branch of medicine that deals with the study, diagnosis, and treatment of diseases related to the liver, gallbladder, pancreas, and biliary tree. The liver is a vital organ responsible for detoxification, metabolism, and protein synthesis. A hepatologist is a medical specialist who has extensive training in managing liver and hepatobiliary diseases.

Who is a Hepatologist?

A hepatologist is a medical doctor who has completed specialised training in hepatology after completing their medical studies. They have expertise in diagnosing and treating liver diseases and are trained to manage acute and chronic liver diseases, including cirrhosis, hepatitis B, hepatitis C, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), alcohol-related liver disease, and liver cancer. In essence, a hepatologist is a specialised gastroenterologist.

When Should One Consult a Hepatology Doctor?

It is essential to consult a hepatology doctor if you are experiencing symptoms related to the liver. One should seek advice from a hepatology doctor if they:

  • Experience symptoms such as abdominal pain, swelling, or bloating
  • Have jaundice (yellowing of the skin or eyes)
  • Have been diagnosed with a liver condition such as hepatitis or cirrhosis
  • Are at risk of developing liver disease due to lifestyle factors like obesity, excessive drinking, or using drugs
  • Have a family history of liver disease or cancer

What Medical Conditions Do Gastroenterologists and Hepatologists Treat?

Hepatologists treat a wide range of conditions that affect the liver, including:

  • Hepatitis B: It is an infection that can lead to serious complications like cirrhosis and liver cancer. A hepatologist will evaluate your condition to determine if you require treatment with antiviral medications.
  • Hepatitis C: It is an infection that can result in severe liver damage. A hepatology doctor will assess your condition to determine whether you require treatment with antiviral therapies.
  • Cirrhosis: It is a late-stage scarring of the liver caused by chronic liver disease. A hepatologist will assess your condition to determine whether you require treatment for the underlying cause of cirrhosis and to manage its complications.
  • Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD): It is caused by a buildup of fat in the liver. A hepatology specialist will advise you on lifestyle changes that can improve your condition and may prescribe medications if required.
  • Liver cancer: It is a type of cancer that can affect the liver. A hepatologist will work with oncologists and other specialists to develop a treatment plan based on your medical history and diagnosis.
  • Autoimmune hepatitis: An autoimmune disorder that causes the body's immune system to attack healthy liver tissue.

What Are the Different Types of Procedures Conducted by Hepatologists?

Hepatologists perform various procedures to diagnose and treat liver disease, including:

  • Liver Biopsy: A small piece of liver tissue is removed to be analysed for signs of disease.
  • Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography (ERCP): A diagnostic tool that is used to examine the bile ducts and pancreas.
  • Transjugular Intrahepatic Portosystemic Shunt (TIPS): A procedure used to treat portal hypertension by creating a shunt between the portal vein and the hepatic vein.
  • Liver Transplantation: The surgical removal of a diseased liver and replacement with a healthy liver from a donor.

How Can I Consult the Best Hepatologist in India?

Your primary care doctor can refer you to a hepatologist. Apollo 24/7 offers online consultation services with the best hepatologists in India. You can book an appointment online or through the Apollo 24/7 app. During your appointment, the hepatology doctor will ask about your medical history, perform a physical examination, and order tests if required. Based on this evaluation, they will recommend a treatment plan tailored to your specific needs.

The Role of Hepatology Doctor in Healthcare

A hepatologist plays an essential role in managing liver diseases. They work closely with other medical professionals, including gastroenterologists, oncologists, nutritionists, and radiologists, to diagnose and treat liver conditions effectively. They also provide guidance on lifestyle changes that can help prevent or manage liver disease. Their expertise helps patients avoid unnecessary tests and procedures, leading to better health outcomes. Consult a hepatology specialist online at Apollo 24/7 to ensure you receive the best care possible for your liver disease.
 

Frequently Asked Questions

What kind of medical conditions do hepatologists treat?

Hepatologists specialise in treating conditions related to the liver, bile ducts, and gallbladder. This includes liver diseases such as hepatitis, cirrhosis, and fatty liver disease.

While both gastroenterologists and hepatologists treat digestive issues, gastroenterologists treat a wide range of digestive system disorders, including those affecting the stomach and intestines. In contrast, hepatologists specialise in liver diseases and conditions that impact the liver's function.

If you have been diagnosed with a liver condition or are experiencing symptoms such as jaundice, abdominal pain, or unexplained weight loss, it may be time to consult with a hepatologist for specialised care.

Look for a hepatologist who is board-certified in internal medicine and gastroenterology with additional training in hepatology. Also, check their experience and success rates with treating conditions similar to yours.

A hepatologist can manage patients before and after a liver transplant, but the actual surgery is typically performed by a transplant surgeon.

Hepatitis refers to inflammation of the liver, which can be caused by viruses, medications, alcohol, or other factors. There are five different types of hepatitis viruses (A, B, C, D, and E), each with specific symptoms and treatment approaches.

Yes, certain lifestyle changes like maintaining a healthy weight, avoiding alcohol and tobacco, eating a balanced diet, and exercising regularly can help improve liver health.

Yes, having a family history of liver disease can increase your risk of developing one yourself. It is advisable to consult with your primary care doctor or hepatologist for preventive measures if you have such a history.

Hepatitis can be cured, but it depends on the type of hepatitis and how severe it is. A hepatologist can prescribe medications, recommend lifestyle changes, or suggest other treatment options based on the severity of the disease.

Yes, regular check-ups and follow-up visits are necessary to monitor the progress of your liver condition and adjust the treatment plan if needed. It is also important to maintain a healthy lifestyle to prevent further damage to the liver.