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Hepatology (Liver Disease)

Our multi-disciplinary approach to treating liver disease provides a system of comprehensive care. Depending on your individual need, UI Health has two state-of-the-art facilities to ensure a consistent and cohesive quality of care for both inpatient and outpatient services. The team of expert physicians at The Walter Payton Liver Center (inpatient care) and Bobbie and Marvin Fink Family Liver Clinic (outpatient care) are motivated through innovative care, scientific collaboration, and patient focused methods to combat liver diseases.

Our Services

Inpatient care: At the Walter Payton Liver Center, our patients are cared for by integrating the most advanced research, medical care, and surgical treatment available for those with liver disease.

Outpatient care: Our physicians at the Bobbie and Marvin Fink Family Liver Clinic help patients make informed decisions regarding their health and well-being. Our team solutions may include surgical resection, killing the tumor through heat, or treatment with the newest chemotherapy drug.

General Hepatology
We specialize in the treatment and management of patients with all liver disorders, including viral hepatitis (hepatitis B, hepatitis C), autoimmune liver disease, nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD or NASH), Primary Biliary Cirrhosis (PBC), Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis (PSC), hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), liver lesions, alcohol liver disease, cirrhosis and those in need of liver transplant.

Our doctors work closely with a team of pharmacists and mid-level providers and are able to take advantage of recent treatments for liver disease and develop the best treatment plans for patients with this condition. Our Fink Liver Clinic is one of few centers in the country to have Fibroscan, a non-invasive method for assessing for liver fibrosis.

Our team specializes in the treatment of hepatitis B and C.  Hepatitis is a viral and destructive disease, killing 4,000 people a day worldwide.  However, hepatitis B can be easily prevented with a vaccine.  Many people do not realize they have hepatitis until their liver disease is very advanced.  Screening can identify hepatitis in patients early on, minimizing risks.  UI Health offers excellent treatment options for chronic hepatitis B and C, as well as a very effective vaccine for the prevention of hepatitis A and B.

Liver Cancer - Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC)
Our hepatologists are an integral part of a talented and experienced multidisciplinary team including Surgeons, Interventional Radiologists and Oncologists who meet weekly to review cases of HCC and offer the best treatment options.  Treatment options might include liver directed therapy with our Interventional Radiologists (ablation, chemoembolization, or radioembolization), resection via minimally invasive robotic surgery, or liver transplantation for those who meet criteria for liver transplant.

Liver Transplant
The University of Illinois Liver Transplant Program was launched in 1985 and is led by a group of experienced and pioneering surgeons. Our hepatologists provide care for patients who need liver transplantation and provide a consistent and cohesive quality of care for patients through every step of the transplantation journey. All patients who require a liver transplant will begin their care at the Fink Clinic and then continue their post-transplant care with us as well.

Call us today to be evaluated by one of our hepatologists.

Our Locations

Outpatient Care Center
Bobbie and Marvin Fink Family Liver Clinic
1801 West Taylor, Suite 1B
Chicago, IL 60612
Phone: 312.355.4267 | Fax: 312.413.2844

Walter Payton Liver Center Outreach Clinic
Edward-Elmhurst Healthcare, Edward Hospital
120 Spalding Drive, Suite 205
Naperville, IL 60540
Phone: 312.996.6771

To request an appointment, please call 866.600.CARE