The liver performs or supports hundreds of functions vital for survival.
It produces bile to help digest fats and essential vitamins, converts
food into energy, breaks down waste products, processes drugs, filters
toxins from the blood, and produces blood-clotting proteins.
The liver can be damaged by many causes, including:
Fortunately, a healthy liver usually can regenerate its own cells when
they are damaged. But if the damage is extensive or chronic and the
liver fails to function normally, scar tissue will develop and
accumulate over time, and the result can be serious or even life
Why Choose Lankenau?
Lankenau Medical Center offers expertise and state-of-the art services
to diagnose and treat all forms of liver disease, from acute liver
failure to advanced cirrhosis. Our multidisciplinary physician
team is experienced in an array of specialized treatments and
A particular area of expertise is the care of patients with cirrhosis
and end-stage liver disease. As part of this continuum of care, our
specialists offer evaluation for liver transplantation and management of
patients’ complex medical needs prior to and after transplantation.
For more information, call 1.866.CALL.MLH.