The new Hepatology Service was launched in 2015 to provide local access to specialist advice and treatment for all types of liver disease. In addition this service aims to improve identification of liver disease in primary and secondary care environments as well as facilitating referral, where appropriate to tertiary services such as transplantation.
The Hepatology Service delivers treatment for patients with the following liver conditions:
- Fatty liver disease
- Alcohol related liver disease
- Viral liver disease e.g. Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C
- Genetic conditions such as alpha-1 anti-trypsin deficiency, haemochromatosis and Wilson’s
- Autoimmune hepatitis
- Primary billiary cholangitis (PBC), primary sclerosing cholangitis, autoimmune sclerosing cholangitis and IG G4-related cholangiopathy
- Cirrhosis – all causes
- Portal hypertension
- Portal vein thrombosis
- Budd-Chiari Syndrome and veno-occlusive disease
- Liver tumours – benign and malignant
In addition we have established links with other services as follows:
- Patients with advanced liver disease may require specialist services such as liver transplant or surgery, which are not provided in York. We have close links with transplant centres in Leeds and Newcastle as well as regular special meetings with liver cancer specialists in Leeds.
- York is part of the newly formed Humberside and North Yorkshire Operational Delivery Network, which provides a co-ordinated Viral Hepatitis service to a population of 2 million across a wide geographical area in the North of England.