The liver Centre

The London Clinic through its Liver Centre provides access to the latest developments in the diagnosis and treatment of liver disease. 

The outpatient facilities are based on the fourth floor of 116 Harley Street, where you will find rooms for consultants and for the liver clinical fellows and nurse specialist. 

Inpatients are cared for on the fifth floor of the main hospital, with 16 dedicated en suite liver beds.  A specially trained nursing staff and sister are in post to care for the specialist needs of every liver patient.

Close working links are in place with the Intensive Care Unit on the third floor of the hospital, where liver patients with decompensation and multi organ failure are cared for. 

Patients with malignant disease and haematological disorders are often cared for jointly in the oncology ward.

All the Liver Centre consultants hold or have held senior teaching positions in major NHS teaching hospitals.

In addition, our pathologists and radiologists are all highly experienced in the reporting of liver disease. 

The centre also has links with consultant gastroenterologists, who have specialist endoscopic skills required for the treatment of complex liver disease.

Leading the way

Through its consulting staff the Liver Centre has various links and collaborative arrangements with a number of NHS teaching hospitals, including The Royal Marsden Hospital. Of particular note is our close working relationship with Kings College Hospital through which the most recent development for the centre has been established – a liver transplant service, under the direction of Professor Nigel Heaton.

The Liver Centre is also involved in the coordination of several groundbreaking clinical research programmes under the governance of the clinical trial centre at The London Clinic. Our current programmes include investigations into immunological factors involved in clearing viral hepatitis and liver regeneration related to surgical liver resections for benign and malignant (cancer) liver tumours.

The Liver Centre was the first in the UK to use the ALFA implantable pump system for control of ascites in patients with cirrhosis. The device eliminates the need for repeated paracenthesis, with a considerable improvement in quality of life as a result. 

It is also carrying out a pilot study in patients with ascites from abdominal malignancy, again with the aim of improving quality of life.

For enquiries or to book an appointment please call 020 7616 7719.