Hepatobiliary Clinic

By Mayo Clinic Staff

Hepatologists specialize in the study of the liver. The hepatologist will diagnose, treat and care for patients who have disorders of their liver, gallbladder or bile ducts. A team approach is used in the Hepatobiliary Clinic. In addition to the hepatologist, this team may include a desk clinical assistant, secretary, nurse, physician assistant or fellow. The team may also include a radiologist (a doctor specialized in imaging the liver), oncologist (a doctor specialized in the treatment of liver cancer), a pathologist (a doctor specializing in evaluating biopsy specimens), or hepatobiliary surgeons. One goal of the Hepatobiliary Clinic is to provide the patient with a thorough, yet timely, cost-effective evaluation of his or her liver disorder.

Common disorders seen by the Hepatobiliary Interest Group