Hepatology Care by local Hepatologists on Long Island, NY
Hepatologists specialize in caring for diseases that affect the liver, pancreas and the biliary system. The hepatology doctors at Winthrop-University Hospital on Long Island, NY are experts in all aspects of the field. Their specialty is in diagnosing and treating chronic cases of hepatitis B or hepatitis C. According to the CDC, between 3.5 and 5 million Americans suffer from these chronic disorders which, if left untreated, can destroy the liver. Hepatitis is both the number one cause of liver cancer and the most common reason that a person will require a liver transplant. The hepatologists at Winthrop are working hard to fight this insidious disease using the latest in medical technology.
Liver, Biliary and Pancreatic Diseases Center
The Liver, Biliary and Pancreatic Center at Winthrop-University Hospital on Long Island, NY provide state-of-the-art diagnostic and therapeutic services for patients with liver, biliary and pancreatic illnesses. From diagnostic technology – such as liver, gallbladder, and bile duct scans – to long term treatment and rehabilitation services, the Liver, Biliary and Pancreatic Center is equipped to meet your needs with disease-specific treatment. Everything from hepatitis to pancreatitis can be treated at our modern facilities, and a full range of screening services are available.
Hepatologists at the Forefront of Medicine
The Liver, Biliary and Pancreatic Center is not only equipped with the latest technology, but also the top hepatology doctors. Dr. Peter Malet is Board certified in Transplant Hepatology, making the Liver, Biliary and Pancreatic Center the best place to have hepatitis treated whether it is diagnosed early or at later stages which would require a transplant. Winthrop’s hepatologists are proud to have been among the first to offer the latest in treatments for hepatitis C when two new drugs were approved by the FDA in 2012.
We Believe Prevention Is the Right Medicine
With awareness, comes prevention, that's why Winthrop offers vaccines for hepatitis A and hepatitis B. You'll find these at our travel centers (EK and FA ask is these actually exist) because many cases are contracted abroad. Winthrop-University Hospital also offers free seminars for the public to raise awareness of hepatitis C. Our free hepatitis C seminars explain the risk factors and discuss the importance of being screened for the disease by using a simple blood test.