Performing many vital functions, the liver is one of the human body’s most important internal organs. If the liver is damaged, it can affect the functioning of the entire body. It is, therefore, important to detect and treat liver disease early in order to halt liver damage and prevent possible complications.
The Liver Center at Bumrungrad Hospital, Bangkok Thailand provides a complete range of services that include diagnosis, treatment, and follow-up for patients with liver and bile duct disorders including complicated surgical procedures such as liver transplants. Our team of liver specialists, nurses and medical professionals work with the latest medical technology and equipment to deliver the best care for all patients in the Liver Center.
- Diagnosis and treatment of liver and bile duct disorders, including:
- Liver transplants for patients who have end-stage liver disease that cannot be treated by other methods pursuant to Thai Medical Council Regulations
- Dialysis for patients with liver failure
- Viral hepatitis vaccinations
- Medical advice and care for patients
- Information about diseases and medications
- Self-care advice to manage side effects
- Follow-up after treatment to monitor and treat complications
- Patient care after liver transplant
Technology used for Diagnosis and Treatment
- Fibroscan: A device that assesses the hardness of the liver. It uses ultrasound based technology that measures the velocity of a vibration wave generated on the skin to assess liver scarring and diagnose cirrhosis.
- Ultrasound: High-frequency ultrasound is used to detect problems in the liver, bile duct and other organs in the abdomen.
- Liver Biopsy: A procedure performed by inserting a thin needle through the abdomen into the liver and removing a sample of liver tissue to diagnose liver disease more accurately and determine its severity. A liver biopsy is used when the conditions cannot be determined by other methods.
- Disida Scan: A radioactive tracer is injected intravenously into the patient to investigate liver and bile duct functioning.
- Computed Tomography (CT) Scan: A medical imaging procedure that uses x-rays and digital computer technology to detect problems in the liver, bile duct and other organs for confirmation of tumors.
- Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI): Without radiation, MRI uses magnetic fields and digital computer technology to detect problems in the liver.
- Radiofrequency Ablation of Liver Tumors (RFA): An approach to treat and destroy liver cancer. Radiofrequency ablation uses heat made by radio waves to ablate small size liver cancer.
- Trans Arterial Chemoembolization (TACE): A procedure that involves the administration of chemotherapy directly to the tumor via an artery and the blocking off of the blood supply to the tumor.
- Transjugular Intrahepatic Portosystemic Shunt (TIPS): A procedure performed in which a shunt is placed between the portal and hepatic veins. A special balloon catheter is placed into the jugular vein in the neck and is connected to the portal vein to relieve portal hypertension.
Dr. Mingmuang Worawattanakul
Medicine, Gastroenterology & Hepatology
Pediatrics (Children), General Pediatrics
Pediatrics (Children), Pediatric Gastroenterology (Digestive System)