The Hepatology team at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center is the leading program in central Ohio for both liver transplant and management of liver diseases.

Our interdisciplinary team manages liver disease comprehensively providing expert, personalized care. 

Liver Conditions

Liver Disease Symptoms

  • Ascites (fluid in the belly)
  • Variceal bleeding (enlarged veins in the throat)
  • Hepatic encephalopathy (high ammonia levels that causes confusion or disorientation)

Liver Disease Causes

There are many potential causes for liver disease. Most commonly, liver disease occurs due to:

  • Viral hepatitis B or C 
  • Autoimmune conditions such as autoimmune hepatitis, primary biliary cholangitis and primary sclerosing cholangitis
  • Genetic/metabolic conditions such as hereditary hemochromatosis, Wilson’s disease and alpha 1 antitrypsin disease, among others
  • Hepatocellular carcinoma (liver cancer)
  • Chronic alcohol abuse
  • Fatty liver

Treatment Options for Liver Disease 

From medical management to surgical intervention, we provide comprehensive treatment options for patients living with liver disease. 

We are actively involved in many clinical trials, providing the latest treatment options available. 


In instances of liver cancer, our multidisciplinary liver cancer clinic provides thorough evaluation, diagnosis and treatment to best treat the disease.

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