STAR Hospitals is one of the very few hospitals in Hyderabad that has an independent Hepatology department, treating acute liver conditions, spreading awareness on liver checks, and has a state of the art dedicated liver ICU for its critically ill liver failure patients. In the past year alone, our expert hepatology team has saved 8 acute liver failure patients with plasma exchange, without the need for a risky liver transplant. 

Liver Checks

In our day and age with sedentary lifestyles, where alcohol consumption is at its peak, getting a liver check regularly is crucial.  Fatty to Failed Liver - Early detection is key. Our Clinical Nutrition team emphasizes a specialized diet needed to prevent and treat liver diseases

Advanced Diagnostics

One of the very few hospitals that can perform a FibroScan to measure liver stiffness. This allows for a non-invasive, painless method to accurately assess liver fibrosis that results from all chronic pathologies that cause damage to the liver, including metabolic syndrome and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, chronic viral hepatitis and excess alcohol intake.

24/7 Endoscopists and Intensivists

We have a round–the-clock gastrointestinal bleeding service,  with a fully equipped ambulance, on-site resuscitation, triage at admission, and on-call endoscopists. These include variceal banding and injection, glue injection, thermal coagulation, argon plasma coagulation (APC), hemostatic metallic stent implantation, Dennis Ela stent placement.

This LICU has special infrastructure to deal with all liver patients who require intensive care with specialized rapid response teams. The LICU teams include specialists from Hepatology & HPB, LT surgeon and the Critical Care team round the clock. We provide care guided by a protocol-based treatment and rapid response by a multidisciplinary team ably supported by the nephrology, cardiology, pulmonology teams

Expert Liver Transplant Team

Liver conditions either acute or chronic when failed to improve with medical management, can be cured through liver transplant. Liver can be donated by a living or deceased person. Our Hepatology team works closely with the Liver Transplant Team, Liver intensivists, and transplant coordinators to conduct pre transplant evaluation, optimization and post transplant follow up in a holistic manner.

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Treatments and Procedures

  • Diagnostic Upper GI Endoscopy
  • Colonoscopy 
  • Therapeutic Endoscopic Procedures
    (EVL/ Glue Injection /APC)
  • Liver Biopsy 
    (Ultra Sound / Fluoroscopic Guided)
  • Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP)
  • Liver Fibroscan
    (Available in STAR Financial District)
  • Hepatic Venous Pressure Gradient (HVPG)
  • Right heart studies to rule out POPH 
  • Trans Jugular Liver Biopsy (TJLB)
  • Faecal Microbiota Transplantation (FMT)
  • Hepatic Vein Angioplasty 
  • Micro Wave Ablation 
  • Trans Arterial Chemo Embolisation (TACE) 
  • Direct Intra Hepatic Portosystemic Shunt (DIPS)
  • Trans Jugular Intra Hepatic Porto Systemic Shunt (TIPS)

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