Fatty Liver/Fibro Scans in Las Vegas, NV

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With fatty liver disease (hepatic steatosis), fat builds up excessively in the liver cells, which causes liver inflammation and can lead to scarring and irrecoverable damage. There are two primary types of fatty liver disease: NAFLD (non-alcoholic fatty liver disease) and alcoholic steatohepatitis (alcoholic fatty liver disease). The condition can intensify and develop into liver cirrhosis, medically known as hepatic cirrhosis, and eventually liver failure.

To understand the symptoms of fatty liver disease and monitor how your body copes with the condition, we offer the FibroScan®, which uses advanced technology to assess the state and function of your liver and provide an accurate diagnosis and treatment plan without invasively examining the liver. Our practice is one of the few facilities that feature the FibroScan in the Clark County area. Clinical Research of South Nevada offers treatment and patient-centered care. Schedule an appointment at our Las Vegas, NV office to learn more about treating this disease.

Fatty liver disease may present as non-alcoholic hepatic steatosis (fatty liver disease) or alcoholic fatty liver disease (AFLD). The causes of the non-alcoholic condition are often associated with obesity, insulin resistance, hyperglycemia (high blood sugar), and elevated lipid levels in the blood. AFLD is caused by consuming an extreme amount of alcohol.

Treatments vary, depending on the type of fatty liver disease and how damaged the liver is. Our physician, Dr. Roger Estevez, may suggest the following treatments:

  • Weight loss
  • Hepatitis A and B vaccinations
  • Liver transplant
  • Avoiding alcohol (if alcoholic fatty liver disease is present)

Generally, a liver biopsy, which involves an examination of a small portion of the liver, can help diagnose the disease, but a FibroScan test offers a noninvasive imaging technique for a broader examination of the whole liver. A sensor will be placed on your skin right above your liver. This special sensor emits sound waves through your liver to measure the rate at which sound travels through the organ. The FibroScan system then generates a series of results that your physician will utilize to evaluate the amount of stiffness (fibrosis) present within your liver. The procedure requires no sedation and is completed within 10 – 15 minutes.


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Clinical Research of South Nevada offers specialized care for patients who have fatty liver disease. Our physician uses FibroScan technology to monitor the disease and its effect on the liver. If you suspect you have or have been diagnosed with this deadly condition, connect with our office in Las Vegas, NV to promptly receive care.

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Is a liver biopsy necessary?
No, a liver biopsy is not always necessary if a patient is diagnosed with fatty liver disease. Depending on the severity of the condition, Clinical Research of South Nevada may recommend a noninvasive imaging test such as FibroScan to monitor and diagnose fatty liver disease. Our goal is to determine the most effective treatment plan without surgery.
Is there a cure for fatty liver disease?
There is no cure for fatty liver disease. However, depending on the type and severity of your condition, our Las Vegas, NV office does offer solutions to manage symptoms and prevent further damage moving forward. We recommend maintaining a healthy lifestyle by eating better, exercising regularly, and avoiding alcohol.
Is the FibroScan painful?
The FibroScan is a noninvasive imaging technique that does not cause any pain. A special sensor is placed on the skin just above your liver and emits sound waves to measure the rate at which sound travels through the organ. The procedure requires no sedation and is completed within 10 – 15 minutes.
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