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+44 (0)203 219 3315

The gold standard of diagnosing fatty liver disease is by liver biopsy. This involves having a hollow needle injected into your liver under local anaesthetic to collect a small sample of liver tissue. The cells of the liver are then examined under a microscope, and characteristic fatty changes can be seen.

However, there are non invasive ways to detect fatty liver disease, such as through blood tests and imaging. More liver experts today rely on ultrasound technology and even MRI to detect the signs of fatty liver disease.

Ultrasound is a good non-invasive method of detecting fatty liver disease. Normally on an ultrasound the liver appears dark but if fatty deposits start to build up in the liver cells, it starts to look brighter. MRI techniques can also be used to measure the amount of fat in the liver with greater accuracy.

Weight loss is one of the most effective ways to reduce fatty liver disease and prevent chronic liver problems. “The important thing is to visualise that fatty liver disease has begun and then to treat using lifestyle changes. At The London Clinic our consultants work in multi-disciplinary teams which include dietitians, who can help patients achieve this.

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General enquiries: 020 7935 4444 Appointments: 020 7616 7693 Self-Pay: 020 3219 3315

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Concierge service: 020 3219 3323International office: 020 3 219 3266Invoice and payment enquiries: 020 7616 7708

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Breast services appointments: 020 7616 7653 Diagnostics appointments: 020 7616 7653 Endoscopy appointments: 020 7616 7760 Eye centre appointments: 020 7616 7768 Haematology appointments: 020 7535 5503 Kidney services appointments: 020 7224 5234 Liver services appointments: 020 7616 7719 Physiotherapy appointments: 020 7616 7651 Radiology appointments: 020 7616 7653

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