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    Liver Care Center

    The signs and symptoms of liver disease can vary greatly from child to child, and the treatment can as well. At the Liver Care Center at Children's Hospital of Richmond at VCU, we approach your child's care from a multidisciplinary perspective, bringing together specialists in hepatology, gastroenterology, transplant and general pediatric surgery and other subspecialists.

    Your family and your family physician will be involved throughout your child's treatment, and you'll be joined by nurse practitioners, dietitians, social workers, psychologists and others.

    Conditions and Treatment

    Whether your child's problems begin at birth or later in life, our team of experts apply the latest diagnostic techniques and treatment methods to a wide variety of liver and biliary disorders. These may include:

    • Acute liver failure
    • Alpha 1 antitrypsin deficiency
    • Autoimmune liver disease
    • Biliary atresia
    • Elevated liver function test
    • Fatty liver diseases
    • Gall bladder diseases
    • Neonatal jaundice
    • Viral hepatitis
    • Wilson's disease

    Fatty Liver Disease

    The rising rate of obesity in children has led to a higher incidence of fatty liver disease, which can progress to chronic liver disease, cirrhosis and the need for a liver transplant in adulthood.  The condition also increases the child's chance of developing diabetes, hypertension and heart disease as an adult.

    Our experts identify children at higher risk of more serious liver disease, and design treatment plans that include long-term weight management.

    Appointments and Location

    To make an appointment with a specialist in pediatric liver disease, call (804) 828-CHOR (2467). Services are provided at Nelson Clinic, 1st floor and Gateway Building, 7th floor. 


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