Some people may know one of the benefits of Fibroscan is that it's a convenient and non-invasive alternative to traditional liver biopsies, providing comprehensive results about liver health. However, what happens when you have one? Dr Deepak Joshi, a leading consultant hepatologist, has kindly put together an informative and comprehensive guide to what's involved in the hepatic procedure for Top Doctors' readers.
Jaundice is one of the most common conditions that can affect newborns with an estimated 6 out of 10 babies developing it. Even though it is much rarer, adults can develop it too. Dr Deepak Joshi, a leading hepatologist in London, explains to us the different causes in babies and adults and how it can be treated.
We all experience abdominal discomfort from time to time. We might feel bloated; we might put on a little weight. However, sometimes, when these symptoms all come together, perhaps with shortness of breath, it can be an indication that our bodies are experiencing a build-up of fluid. Leading hepatologist Dr Deepak Joshi is here to explain ascites and how it can affect you.
Every year, there are around 800 liver transplants in the UK. If you’re a patient on a waiting list, it’s natural to worry how long you’ll have to wait, and whether the operation will be successful. We spoke to leading consultant hepatologist Dr Deepak Joshi about the procedure and what patients can expect from it.
Primary sclerosing cholangitis (PSC) is a rare type of liver disease that involves the inflammation and scarring of the bile ducts. PSC is an area of hepatology that is being researched so that we can learn more about this uncommon disease and find out better ways to treat it.