Liver disease

The liver is a vital organ responsible for the processing of nutrition, production of proteins and disposal of waste products from our body.  Serious liver disease may present with symptoms like jaundice (yellow eyes and skin), lethargy, bleeding, confusion, abdominal distension and leg swelling.  However, early liver disease has no symptoms, and is often detected on routine blood tests and liver scans.

It is important to treat liver diseases early, before the liver is irreversibly damaged (liver failure) or develops severe scarring (cirrhosis). A delay in seeking treatment may lead to either death or the development of liver cancer.

Common causes of liver disease include Viral Hepatitis (A, B, C and E), Fatty Liver and Drug Induced Liver Injury, while less common ones include Autoimmune Hepatitis and Primary Biliary Cholangitis (PBC).  It is important to diagnose the cause of the liver disease and the extent of the liver damage, in order to deliver the appropriate treatment.

While some liver diseases like Hepatitis C can be cured. Others, like Hepatitis B and Fatty Liver can be controlled and will require long-term surveillance.  Liver monitoring is done with blood tests and scans to detect the extent of liver scarring (fibrosis) and amount of fat in the liver

Our liver disease services include:

Evaluation of:

  • Abnormal liver blood tests
  • Jaundice (elevated bilirubin)
  • Elevated AFP (liver cancer marker)

Treatment of:

Treatment of complex liver diseases may require multiple modalities including medications, nutritional therapy and infrequently surgery. The choice of treatment is individualized according to the type of liver disease, the individual’s health status and personal preference.

Our doctors have more than 10 years of clinical experience in managing complex liver diseases in tertiary referral hospitals. Contact us for your appointment, and we will navigate this process with you.

Doctor’s Profile

Dr Wang Yu Tien joins us with nearly 20 years of experience from Singapore General Hospital where he was senior consultant, director of research and a faculty of senior resident training at the department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology. He is experienced in managing the full spectrum of gastrointestinal and liver diseases as well as endoscopy. His subspecialty interest is digestive function disorders (e.g. Gastroesophageal Reflux and Irritable Bowel Syndrome). He was also the former director of the Gastrointestinal Function Laboratory at Singapore General Hospital and past Scientific Chairperson of the Gastroenterology Society of Singapore. He has published in top gastroenterology journals and is the current Gastroenterology specialty editor of Singapore Medical Journal.

dr wang yu tien consultant gastroenterologist

Doctor’s Profile

Dr Eric Wee is a Gastroenterologist who manages all aspects of digestive, bowel and liver conditions. His subspecialty is in advanced endoscopy. Dr Wee is a member of the Royal College of Physician (UK), member of the American Gastroenterology Association (USA), member of the Faculty of Medical Experts (Academy of Medicine) and a fellow of the Academy of Medicine (Singapore). He has held senior appointments such as the Head of the Division of Gastroenterology at Khoo Teck Puat Hospital, Chairman of the Nutrition workgroup and Associate Program Director of the NHG Gastroenterology Residency Program.

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