Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease Program
Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is the buildup of extra fat in the liver unrelated to alcohol. Like many common health conditions, it is often linked to obesity. In its most serious form, NAFLD can lead to liver fibrosis (scarring), cirrhosis, liver failure or liver cancer, similar to the kind of damage that occurs with heavy alcohol use.
The NAFLD program at BIDMC brings together a cohesive team of hepatologists, endocrinologists and nutritionists to provide the full spectrum of care for patients.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates about one out of every three adults has NAFLD. The Liver Center at BIDMC offers a non-invasive diagnostic testing for NAFLD that can quickly determine whether you have NAFLD and/or whether you are at risk for progression to cirrhosis.
We work closely with BIDMC’s Center for Advanced Endoscopy, Weight Loss Surgery Center and Transplant Institute to deliver seamless care for patients with procedural and surgical needs.
NAFLD investigators and physician-scientists also conduct cutting-edge research that has been recognized internationally.