Asian Pacific Liver Center
Expert Hepatitis and Liver Disease Treatment
At St. Vincent Medical Center’s Asian Pacific Liver Center, we care about the continued health of the people in our community. That is why we are dedicated to providing comprehensive screenings, vaccinations and preventive education for people at risk of developing hepatitis and its associated liver complications. We offer expert, compassionate and personalized care in a culturally sensitive and confidential environment.
We provide screenings and treatment for hepatitis B as well as other forms of hepatitis. Our team also provides advanced care for a wide range of liver conditions, such as cancer and cirrhosis.
At our center, you will find:
- Comprehensive care: At APLC, we put our patients first. We provide a wide variety of services in caring for hepatitis and liver disease, with the latest breakthroughs and resources in the diagnosis and treatment of liver diseases.
- Experienced team: Leading our center are hepatitis and liver disease specialists. Your highly qualified health care team also includes multilingual providers who have expertise in caring for patients with all types of hepatitis and liver disease.
- Low-cost vaccination: To provide our community with ready access to the preventive care it needs, APLC offers low-cost vaccinations for hepatitis A and hepatitis B.
- Community outreach: At APLC we believe prevention starts in the community. That is why we regularly partner with organizations such as wellness centers, churches and health clinics to provide hepatitis screenings and education sessions.
- Patient support: To help you and your family cope with and manage this difficult time, we provide social service assistance. We also offer counseling to help you and your loved ones deal with the emotional stress that can come from managing hepatitis and its complications.
- Financial counseling: We understand that medical treatment for any condition can be financially challenging. We offer access to financial counselors to help you navigate insurance and payment options.
Hepatitis: Effective Care and Treatment at St. Vincent
We offer a high-level, wide range of care and services for managing hepatitis and chronic liver disease. Our team of experts combines preventive care and disease management with outreach and education in the hopes of protecting our community from hepatitis and its devastating complications such as cirrhosis and liver cancer.
Services offered at APLC include:
- Vaccination: To help protect our community, we take pride in providing vaccinations for hepatitis A and hepatitis B at a low, affordable cost. Learn more about:
- Screenings: Getting screened for hepatitis is as easy as a simple blood test. Since people living with hepatitis do not always show symptoms until it is too late, it is important that you schedule a screening with the experts at APLC as soon as possible if you think you may be at risk. You can schedule a screening by calling (888) 236-APLC [ 236-2752 ]. Learn more about:
- Diagnostic imaging: If there is a concern of liver disease, we can perform a number of advanced imaging procedures like:
- Ultrasound: Uses high-frequency sound waves to capture detailed images
- Computed tomography (CT): X-rays and computer imaging to create cross-sectional images of your liver
- Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI): Detailed images of your liver and surrounding tissues created using magnetic field and radio waves
- Interventional radiology: X-rays and other imaging techniques to guide a catheter into your body to directly treat an area affected by disease
- Treatment: We offer multiple, diverse treatment options for hepatitis and chronic liver disease at APLC. These include:
- Chronic disease management: If you are diagnosed with hepatitis or another chronic liver disease, we can help you manage that condition. We provide regular blood tests, checkups and imaging procedures, as well as access to counseling. Regularly monitoring a chronic disease can help doctors keep a condition from getting worse while providing the most effective treatment.
- Medical treatment: Depending on the nature and stage of hepatitis, our experts may choose to treat it using antiviral drugs. In cases of cancer, we may use chemotherapy.
- Surgery: The long-term survival rate of liver cancer due to chronic hepatitis B or C demands early detection of small cancers that are more acquiescent to invasive and possibly curable treatment options such as liver resection or liver transplant. Hepatitis C is the No. 1 reason for liver transplants. If a patient’s hepatitis C progresses to a point where it cannot be managed with medicine, then our team may recommend a liver transplant.
- Clinical research programs: Patients at APLC often have access to the latest clinical research programs that use new ways to diagnose, treat and manage chronic hepatitis B, C and liver cancer.
Contact us at (888) 236-APLC to learn more about the services we offer or to make an appointment.
Did You Know
Did you know that about 2 million Americans are living with hepatitis B virus (HBV) and 3.2 million with hepatitis C virus (HCV) and they are at risk of developing cirrhosis and/or liver cancer if not managed properly? However, more than half of them do not know they have the disease due to the asymptomatic nature of the disease.