Hepatitis C Specialist for Treating Hepatitis C
Get the expert care you need to manage Hepatitis C with Triboroughgi Gastroenterologist
Hepatitis C is a serious condition that can lead to liver damage if left untreated. At Triboroughgi Gastroenterologist, we specialize in providing effective Hepatitis C treatment with personalized care and advanced technology.
Our team of experienced gastroenterologists will work with you to develop a customized treatment plan that fits your individual needs and provides lasting relief. With years of experience and a commitment to excellence, you can trust us to provide the highest quality of care for your Hepatitis C.
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Hepatitis C Specialist: Discover the Benefits of Their Treatments
- Personalized treatment plans tailored to your specific needs.
- Expert care from a team of experienced gastroenterologists.
- Advanced technology for accurate diagnosis and effective treatment.
- Improved liver function and quality of life.
What type of doctor treats hepatitis?
Hepatitis can be treated by different types of doctors, depending on the type and severity of the disease. Gastroenterologists, hepatologists, and infectious disease specialists are the types of doctors who typically treat hepatitis.
If you’re looking for a trusted and reliable hepatitis C specialist in New York, then you’ve come to the right place. At Triborough GI, we are dedicated to providing our patients with the highest quality of care possible. We are located in the Bronx, Brooklyn, and Staten Island.
We serve the surrounding communities. We are here to help you every step of the way. Contact us today to learn more about our services or to schedule an appointment.
Dmitriy O. Khodorskiy, M.D is board-certified in Gastroenterology, Obesity Medicine and Internal Medicine. Dr. Khodorskiy is a published author and book writer, he is actively involved in clinical research, published in peer-reviewed journals, and presented at both national and international meetings.
Sean Burnett is a dedicated Physician Assistant with an extensive 20-year tenure in the healthcare field as a PA-C. For over 14 years, Sean has been a pivotal member of the gastroenterology team at Arya Gastroenterology, now recognized as Triborough GI Gastroenterology.
Where are we located?
If you’re looking for a trusted and reliable hepatitis C specialist in New York, then you’ve come to the right place. At triborough GI, we are dedicated to providing our patients with the highest quality of care possible. We are located in the Bronx, Brooklyn, and State Island. We serve the surrounding communities. We are here to help you every step of the way. Contact us today to learn more about our services or to schedule an appointment.
Important information about Hepatitis C
Our doctor Dr. Alexander Brun tells you about this disease, let’s listen to him:
What is Hepatitis C?
A Hepatitis C infection is caused by the Hepatitis C virus, which targets the liver and causes inflammation and irritation that can eventually lead to permanent liver damage. Complications related to Hepatitis C include scarring or cirrhosis of the liver, which can eventually cause liver failure. Rarely, Hepatitis C may lead to liver cancer.
How would I get Hepatitis C?
Hepatitis C virus (HCV) is the most common cause of chronic liver disease, cirrhosis, and hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) in the United States and infects an estimated 170 million people worldwide1.
Hepatitis C is passed through the blood of an infected individual. Your risks for contracting the virus increase if you:
- Have a history of injecting or inhaling illicit drugs
- Are exposed to infected blood or experienced an accidental stick from an infected needle as a healthcare worker
- Have HIV
- Have received a piercing or tattoo in an unsterile environment
- Received a blood transfusion or organ transplant before 1992
- Received hemodialysis treatments for an extended time
- Were born to a woman with a Hepatitis C infection
You’re also at higher risk for Hepatitis C infection if you were born between 1945 and 1965, which is the age group with the highest incidence of Hepatitis C infection. Persons in this range are five times more likely to have Hepatitis C than those in other age groups.
What are the symptoms of Hepatitis C infection?
You may have Hepatitis C for decades before you begin to experience symptoms that are related to liver failure, which may include:
- Itchy skin
- Nausea, fatigue, and general loss of appetite
- Fever that’s often low-grade but persistent
- Pain in the muscles or joints that’s not explained by exercise or other issues
- Abdominal pain
- Jaundice, which causes yellowing of the skin and whites of your eyes
- Dark-colored urine
- Easy bruising
- Unexplained weight loss
- Confusion, drowsiness, and slurred speech associated with cirrhosis
How is Hepatitis C treated?
Genotype and serum viral load are useful predictors of response to treatment. The combination of pegylated interferon and ribavirin can eradicate the virus in more than 50% of patients. These antiviral treatments reduce liver fibrosis progression and can reverse cirrhosis. Unfortunately, even in developed countries, death due to hepatitis C is increasing because of inadequate detection and treatment2.
Hepatitis C is treated with antiviral medications. Traditionally, it took 12 months or longer to clear the virus with these drugs. More recently, oral medications have been introduced that may require treatment for only 2-6 months, but they must be taken daily.
When caught early, Hepatitis C can be curable, and serious liver damage is preventable. however, several studies have shown that patients with chronic hepatitis C have a reduced quality of life. Reduction in quality of life is not associated with how the infection is acquired or with the severity of the liver disease. Although a history of intravenous drug use is independently associated with reduced quality of life, patients without a history of drug use still show a reduction in quality of life. Quality of life for patients with chronic hepatitis C appears to be worse than for patients with hypertension and comparable to that for patients with type II diabetes
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Yes, Hepatitis C can be cured with the right treatment.
You can schedule a consultation by calling our office or filling out our online appointment request form. Our team will work with you to find a convenient time for your visit.
Yes, most people with Hepatitis C are able to work without any problems. However, if you have advanced liver damage or other health complications, you may need to make some adjustments to your work schedule or duties. Talk to your doctor about any concerns you have.
If you have risk factors for Hepatitis C, such as a history of injection drug use or unprotected sex with an infected person, you should be tested regularly. The exact frequency will depend on your individual risk factors and your doctor’s recommendations.
The best way to prevent Hepatitis C is to avoid exposure to infected blood. This includes not sharing needles or other drug paraphernalia, using condoms during sex, and avoiding unsterilized equipment for tattoos or piercings. You can also reduce your risk by getting vaccinated for Hepatitis A and B, since having these infections can make Hepatitis C worse.
Triborough GI has the top NYC gastroenterologists in Brooklyn, Staten Island, and the Bronx. Our doctors provide only the most specialized and extensive care. Highly reputable and top-rated in NYC, our gastroenterologists will thoroughly examine, diagnose, and help treat your Hepatitis C.
Schedule an appointment at (718) 795-2734 today with one of our Triborough GI doctors at our Brooklyn, Staten Island or Bronx locations for any questions or concerns you have regarding Hepatitis C treatment.
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- Poynard, T., Yuen, M. F., Ratzin, V., & Lai, C. L. (2003). Viral hepatitis C. The Lancet, 362(9401), 2095-2100.
- Dieperink, E., Willenbring, M., & Ho, S. B. (2000). Neuropsychiatric symptoms associated with hepatitis C and interferon alpha: a review. American Journal of Psychiatry, 157(6), 867-876.