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PHILADELPHIA (April 30, 2011) - Einstein Healthcare Network’s new satellite liver center is as close as a hospital can come to making home visits. The office in Allentown, opening today, brings treatment for advanced and decompensated liver disease to a region that traditionally refers large numbers of these patients for care. This new practice will focus on patients that otherwise could not receive the same care locally by established gastroenterologists.
Einstein’s newest Liver Center it will save hours of traveling to Philadelphia for patients with decompensated cirrhosis (eg, ascites, hepatic encephalopathy), liver cancer, or difficult to treat hepatitis.
“This new location is the newest extension of our well-established and recognized Center for Liver Disease and Transplantation,” said Victor Araya, MD, Chair of the Hepatology Division and Medical Director of the Liver Transplant Program at EHN. “Referring physicians in the area can be assured that their patients will receive the same care they would have received had they come to the Center in Philadelphia with the same excellent staff.”
“The opening of an office closer to where the patients live will allow patients to seek tertiary care in their own back yard,” added Dr. Araya. “As a result, patients will also be able to take advantage of many of the cutting-edge research and care that Einstein is bringing to the region.”