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Posts for: June, 2018

Fibroscan: The latest innovation in Liver care!

Digestive and Liver Center of Florida is the 1st independent Healthcare Practice to offer this quick, pain-free, and invasive technology in Central Florida. It is the latest innovation in detecting any thickening or scarring of liver tissue (fibrosis)! In comparison to a liver biopsy, there is virtually no pain or discomfort involved in this procedure. Nor is there any hospitalization or recovery time. On average, the procedure takes about 5 to 10 minutes to complete, with the entire appointment lasting about 30 minutes. Fibroscan is a great alternative to eligible patients and our community.

This is very useful in the assessment of patients with chronic liver disease, including chronic hepatitis C, chronic hepatitis B, chronic alcohol abuse and fatty liver.

How does it work?

During a Fibroscan, an ultrasound probe is placed at the surface of the skin, to measure the condition of your liver via sound waves. The data created is then sent to a computer for analysis. A 2D image of your liver is then displayed on the screen. Thus it is proven to show a physician the level of fibrosis or hardening of liver tissue in real-time.

We are proud to offer Fibroscan to those that qualify at our practice. Call our office at 407-384-7388 if you have any questions or would like to schedule an appointment.