The Liver Clinic at Mediclinic City Hospital has been set up to provide the following services:

  • Management of adults suffering from liver diseases
  • Assessment of patients with jaundice - jaundice is caused either by disease within the liver or because of obstruction to the flow of bile inside or outside the liver. We offer complete investigation of the cause of jaundice followed by appropriate treatment for all the possible clinical conditions that result in jaundice.
  • Assessment and management of all patients with fatty liver disease - we offer complete evaluation of fatty liver disease with the assessment of the severity of liver damage with clinical and laboratory evaluation followed by imaging and Fibroscan when necessary and advice on management options including lifestyle modification and nutritional advice.
  • Assessment and treatment of all patients with gallstones and bile duct stones
  • Assessment and treatment of all patients with cancers of the liver, gallbladder, pancreas, bile duct, neuroendocrine tumours, and cystic tumours of the pancreas.
  • All patients with acute and chronic hepatitis B, hepatitis C, autoimmune liver diseases, cirrhosis and portal hypertension.
  • Pre-liver transplant evaluation and counselling for all patients undergoing liver transplantation.
  • Post-liver transplant management of patients including management of immunosuppression and health of the transplanted liver.
  • Endoscopy and ERCP for liver diseases as well as for problems with the bile duct or pancreas - we have experienced clinicians who regularly perform endoscopic procedures such as endoscopic variceal ligation or ERCP for obstruction of the bile duct due to either stone disease or cancers.
  • Liver imaging - we offer all forms of specialised liver imaging including Fibroscan, liver ultrasound with ultrasound elastography, triphasic liver CT scan with volumetry, specialised liver MRI with liver specific contrast, MR elastography,  PET CT scan for a liver, gallbladder and pancreatic cancers, and DOTATATE PET scan for neuroendocrine tumours.
  • Interventional radiology for liver, biliary and pancreatic diseases - this includes procedures such as liver biopsy, drainage of liver abscesses, PTC for obstructed bile duct, biliary stenting, TACE and TARE for liver cancers, radiofrequency and microwave ablation of liver tumours, and preoperative portal vein embolization prior to liver surgery.
  • Hepatobiliary and pancreatic surgery - we provide the entire range of surgeries for the liver, gallbladder, bile duct and pancreas. This includes laparoscopic cholecystectomy, surgery for gallbladder cancer, surgery for bile duct cancer, and pancreatic resections for pancreatic tumours and cancers. We are also one of the very few centres providing robotic liver resections and robotic pancreatic resections.

Patients with the following clinical conditions can seek advice from the Liver Clinic at Mediclinic City Hospital and Mediclinic Dubai Mall:

  • Fatty liver disease
  • Any patient with abnormal liver function tests
  • Any patient with diabetes, high cholesterol, obesity, hypertension and kidney disease for assessment of liver
  • Jaundice due to any cause
  • Gallstones and bile duct stones
  • Hepatitis B and hepatitis C patients
  • Patients with autoimmune liver disease
  • Cancers of the liver, gallbladder, bile duct and pancreas
  • Neuroendocrine tumours of the pancreas
  • Cystic tumours of the pancreas
  • Acute and chronic pancreatitis
  • Cirrhosis of the liver and portal hypertension
  • Patients who have been advised liver transplantation
  • Post liver transplantation follow up and management

Basic liver checkup package

Mediclinic City Hospital and Mediclinic Dubai Mall provide an essential liver check-up package for patients with suspected liver disease or abnormal liver function tests found on routine health checks.

This package has been designed to assess patients with common liver problems such as fatty liver disease which affects or 30% of the population of the Middle East. It is also extremely common in patients with diabetes mellitus and abnormal lipid function tests such as hypercholesterolaemia and hypertriglyceridaemia.

The package includes the following:

  • Consultation with a liver specialist
  • Full blood count
  • Liver function tests
  • Haemoglobin A1c
  • Lipid profile
  • Ultrasound scan of the liver
  • Fibroscan
  • Dietitian consultation

Specialised liver tests such as CT scan or MRI scan of the liver or a PET CT scan may be advised based on the underlying clinical condition and the findings of the basic tests as above.