Liver medicine

Diagnosing and treating conditions and diseases of your liver.


Our liver specialists (hepatologists) are highly skilled at diagnosing and treating all conditions that affect your liver.

Liver conditions can affect your ability to filter out toxins, break down fat and make vital proteins.

The hepatologists at the Cromwell Hospital work within multidisciplinary teams treating complex conditions such as liver cancer, cirrhosis, diabetes and chronic obesity.

Related conditions

We treat a number of conditions of the liver, including:

  • cystic disease in the liver
  • benign liver lesions
  • cystic pancreatic lesions
  • GIST- gastrointestinal stroma tumour.
  • laparascopic gall bladder surgery
  • liver cancer
  • pancreatic cancer
  • viral hepatitis B and C


A fibroscan is a non-invasive, quick and painless procedure to accurately assess your liver health, an alternative to the traditional liver biopsy. Fibroscan uses ultrasound technology to measure fibrosis or scarring in your liver that may indicate presence of one of the various liver diseases. The quick diagnosis allows your consultant to obtain critical information regarding your liver health to advise on next steps.

The procedure is simple and can be carried out in less than 10 minutes. During the procedure, you will be asked to lie flat on an examination bed, where a technician places the Fibroscan probe between your ribs and the right side of your lower chest wall. Multiple painless pulses are then applied to the liver, the results are recorded and an overall liver stiffness score is generated. Your score will be shared with your consultant, who will then be able to interpret the data to understand your liver health.

After the procedure, you are able to resume your daily lifestyle activities with no restrictions.

Related treatments

Hepato-pancreato-billiary surgery (HPB) - carried out by our expert hepatology surgeons for a variety of liver conditions including cancer.

Other liver cancer treatments include:

  • systemic chemotherapy
  • radiotherapy
  • radiofrequency ablation
  • liver and pancreatic cancer surgery
  • palliative care and pain services

Why choose us?

  • internationally renowned general surgeons with specialised experience in all aspects of liver conditions.
  • multidisciplinary team of specialist nurses and consultants
  • state-of-the-art diagnostic imaging – onsite ultrasound and MRI, reported by specialist radiologists.
  • experienced in treating complex cases of cancer and liver disease.

"I would like to thank everyone at Cromwell Hospital for the fantastic way you looked after me. I could not fault anyone during the time I spent with you - from the point I arrived in reception, to the catering team and every member of staff throughout the changes of shift during my stay."

Anonymous, Cromwell Hospital patient

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