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Chronic Hepatitis

Hepatitis C

Hepatitis C is a viral infection that affects nearly 4 million Americans. Approximately 30% of those infected with hepatitis C develop end-stage liver disease, making it one of the most common causes of liver failure. However, with latest advancements and approval of new antiviral medications, most Americans with access to healthcare now can be cured of hepatitis C.

At UI Health, we are dedicated to helping our patients fight their battle against hepatitis C. Our team consists of expert hepatologists, experienced nurse practitioners, and devoted pharmacists. The team coordinates with UI Health’s on-site Specialty Pharmacy Services to ensure timely delivery of medications for unparalleled care.

What to expect at your hepatitis C evaluation?

On your first visit to the Bobbie and Marvin Fink Family Liver Clinic, you will meet one of our compassionate hepatologists. After taking a medical history and obtaining a thorough physical examination, your doctor will decide the need for additional blood work and imaging. Decision to treat is based on a combination of factors, including but not limited to stage of liver disease, genotype of hepatitis C, and presence of additional disorders. Treatment options and limitations—secondary to insurance requirements—will be discussed. Your health is of utmost importance to us, and we will address any questions or concerns that you may have. 

Hepatitis B

Hepatitis B is a viral hepatitis that can cause both acute and chronic hepatitis. Long-term infection with hepatitis B places a patient at risk for developing cirrhosis and liver cancer. Excellent treatment exists for hepatitis B, however, the decision to start long-term medication for hepatitis B needs to be individualized. Our expert team of providers works with patients to evaluate their hepatitis B and decide if medication is needed and to help monitor the disease.