We found 18 hepatologists who accept Medicare near Kansas City, KS.

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Wendell Kevan Clarkston MD
Specializes in Primary Care, Pediatric Transplant Hepatology (Liver Transplant Medicine), Adult Gastroenterology
5 Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (8 ratings)
Address: 4320 Wornall Road, Kansas City, MO
Clinical Interests: gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), inflammatory bowel disease, acid reflux (GERD) ... (Read more)
Dr. Laura Alba M.D.
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Adult Transplant Hepatology
4.88 Average rating 4.88 stars out of 5 (8 ratings)
Address: 4320 Wornall Road, Kansas City, MO
Clinical Interests: liver transplant, colonoscopy, endoscopy
Dr. John H. Helzberg M.D.
Specializes in Adult Hepatology, Adult Gastroenterology
4.58 Average rating 4.58 stars out of 5 (13 ratings)
Address: 4320 Wornall Road, Kansas City, MO
Clinical Interests: colonoscopy, endoscopy
Florence Hosseini-Aslinia MD
Specializes in Hepatology (Liver Disease), Adult Gastroenterology
Address: 2000 Olathe Boulevard, Kansas City, KS 66103
Clinical Interests: inflammatory bowel disease
Dr. Ryan Michael Taylor M.D.
Specializes in Hepatology (Liver Disease), Adult Gastroenterology
4.92 Average rating 4.92 stars out of 5 (3 ratings)
Address: 3901 Rainbow Boulevard, Kansas City, KS 66103
Clinical Interests: cirrhosis, hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), liver disease ... (Read more)
Mojtaba S. Olyaee M.D.
Specializes in Hepatology (Liver Disease), Adult Gastroenterology
4.17 Average rating 4.17 stars out of 5 (3 ratings)
Address: 2000 Olathe Boulevard, Kansas City, KS 66103
Clinical Interests: ERCP (biliary and pancreatic endoscopy), liver transplant, esophageal cancer ... (Read more)
Daniel C. Buckles M.D.
Specializes in Hepatology (Liver Disease), Adult Gastroenterology
3 Average rating 3.0 stars out of 5 (2 ratings)
Address: 2000 Olathe Boulevard, Kansas City, KS 66103
Clinical Interests: gastrointestinal (GI) endoscopy, acid reflux (GERD), inflammatory bowel disease ... (Read more)
Dr. Jody Clayton Olson M.D.
Specializes in Adult Hepatology, Adult Gastroenterology, Adult Critical Care
Address: 4000 Cambridge Street, Kansas City, KS 66103
Clinical Interests: cirrhosis, hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), liver transplant ... (Read more)
Dr. Beth N I Floyd M.D.
Specializes in Hepatology (Liver Disease), Adult Gastroenterology
Address: 3901 Rainbow Boulevard, Kansas City, KS 66103
Clinical Interests: cirrhosis, hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), liver disease ... (Read more)
Winston Dunn M.D.
Specializes in Hepatology (Liver Disease), Adult Gastroenterology
Address: 3901 Rainbow Boulevard, Kansas City, KS 66103
Clinical Interests: liver transplant, liver disease, viral hepatitis ... (Read more)
Dr. Ryan Thomas Fischer MD
Specializes in Transplant Hepatology (Liver Transplant Medicine), Pediatric Gastroenterology
Address: 2401 Gillham Road, Kansas City, MO
Clinical Interests: liver disease
Jennifer Williams Haglund MD
Specializes in Transplant Hepatology (Liver Transplant Medicine), Internal Medicine (Adult Medicine), Gastroenterology (Digestive System)
Address: 3901 Rainbow Boulevard, Kansas City, KS 66103
Clinical Interests: hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), liver transplant, cirrhosis ... (Read more)
Dr. Ajay Bansal MD
Specializes in Hepatology (Liver Disease), Adult Gastroenterology
Address: 2000 Olathe Boulevard, Kansas City, KS 66103
Clinical Interests: gastrointestinal cancer
Steven A. Weinman PHD, MD
Specializes in Hepatology (Liver Disease), Adult Gastroenterology
Address: 4000 Cambridge Street, Kansas City, KS 66103
Clinical Interests: viral hepatitis, liver disease, hepatobiliary disorders
Dr. Da Zhang M.D.
Specializes in Surgical Pathology, Immunopathology, Hepatology (Liver Disease)
Address: 3901 Rainbow Boulevard, Kansas City, KS 66103
Clinical Interests: kidney problems, breast cancer
Dr. Leen Husni Ali Al-Sayyed M.D.
Specializes in Adult Transplant Hepatology
Address: 4320 Wornall Road, Kansas City, MO
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What is Hepatology?

Hepatology is the study of the liver and its diseases. It is an emerging medical specialty, with most hepatologists currently being gastroenterologists who have completed a fellowship in hepatology or who have simply taken an interest in the liver. Gastroenterology is the specialty devoted to the digestive system and all of the digestive organs, including the liver as well as the stomach, esophagus, intestines, pancreas, and so on. Some illnesses are specific to the liver, and as our treatment and understanding of them advances, there is enough knowledge to make hepatology its own field.

A patient may be referred to a hepatologist for many conditions, including:
  • An overdose on drugs that are damaging to the liver
  • Blood tests suggesting liver damage
  • Hepatitis, or inflammation of the liver, which can be caused by a virus, toxin, or autoimmune disease
  • Cirrhosis, a type of scar tissue in the liver that is often caused by alcoholism
  • Hemochromatosis, a condition where your body absorbs too much iron, which damages the liver
  • Follow-up care after a liver transplant

Outcomes for liver patients tend to be better with a hepatologist than a gastroenterologist. However, hepatologists can be difficult to find outside of larger cities. This may change in the future as more patients seek the specialized care that hepatologists can provide.
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