- Teamwork. At Mayo Clinic, digestive disease specialists (gastroenterologists) work closely with liver experts (hepatologists), radiologists and pathologists to care for people with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease. Other professionals are included as needed.
- Expertise. Mayo Clinic doctors described and named this disease in 1980.
- Experience. Mayo Clinic doctors have cared for many people with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease, including those with minimal liver damage and those with very serious liver failure. Mayo Clinic doctors care for about 6,000 people with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease each year.
- A full range of treatment options to consider. Mayo Clinic doctors will work with you to review all of your treatment options and choose the treatment that best suits your needs and goals. A range of treatment options are available to you, depending on your specific situation. Treatments may include help making lifestyle changes, medications and surgical procedures, such as weight-loss surgery and liver transplant.
- Innovation. Mayo Clinic doctors and researchers have developed a noninvasive way to test for liver scarring. They hope this new technology, called magnetic resonance elastography, may one day reduce the need for liver biopsies in people with liver disease.
Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., ranks #1 for digestive disorders in the U.S. News & World Report Best Hospitals rankings. Mayo Clinic in Scottsdale, Ariz., is ranked among the Best Hospitals and Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Fla., is ranked high performing for digestive disorders by U.S. News & World Report.
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At Mayo Clinic, we assemble a team of specialists who take the time to listen and thoroughly understand your health issues and concerns. We tailor the care you receive to your personal health care needs. You can trust our specialists to collaborate and offer you the best possible outcomes, safety and service.
Mayo Clinic is a not-for-profit medical institution that reinvests all earnings into improving medical practice, research and education. We're constantly involved in innovation and medical research, finding solutions to improve your care and quality of life. Your doctor or someone on your medical team is likely involved in research related to your condition.
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