Frequently asked questions about the Fibroscan liver test

Fibroscan Liver Test in Brooklyn NY Area

At Atlantic Gastroenterology, our Board-certified provider, Dr. Alexander Shapsis, provides patients in and around the Brooklyn, New York area with services to evaluate their overall health and well-being. This includes offering screening tools to monitor the function of certain organs in the body.  Our team is excited to introduce a specialized screening known as the Fibroscan liver test. Below are some of the frequently asked questions about the Fibroscan liver test at our office. What is the Fibroscan liver test? With the Fibroscan liver test, patients can obtain a definitive diagnosis of their liver function and health. Unlike conventional examinations … Continue reading

Why might I need a FibroScan test?

Fibroscan Test Near Me Brooklyn NY Area

At Atlantic Gastroenterology, we use a number of different diagnostic devices to help our team provide the care patients need to improve their quality of life. Individuals concerned about the liver may be told they can benefit from liver elastography using the FibroScan test device. What is the FibroScan test? The FibroScan is a non-invasive test that uses ultrasound waves to measure the amount of fat in your liver. This test is used to diagnose and monitor liver disease, including fatty liver disease, hepatitis, and cirrhosis. The results of the FibroScan can help your healthcare provider determine the severity of … Continue reading

What is a FibroScan, and how is it different from a liver biopsy?

What Is A Fibroscan, And How It Truly Works Brooklyn NY

Many different diseases can cause fibrosis (scarring) and steatosis (fatty changes) in your liver. It is essential for your treatment planning for your doctor to understand how much of your liver has been affected. While blood tests, CT scans, and basic ultrasounds can provide information about your liver function and detect abnormalities, more advanced testing such as a liver biopsy is typically required to determine the severity of liver damage. At Atlantic Gastroenterology in Brooklyn, New York, patients have a non-invasive alternative to a traditional biopsy: FibroScan. What is a FibroScan, and how does it work? FibroScan is a specialized ultrasound … Continue reading

Detect important liver changes, non-invasively, with the FibroScan test in Brooklyn NY

Fibroscan Liver Test in Brooklyn area

Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is the most common cluster of liver-related conditions in the Western world, and its prevalence is on the rise due to factors such as obesity. Serious complications from NAFLD can be avoided with early intervention and close monitoring of the disorder characterized by excess fat in liver cells and affecting patients who drink little to no alcohol. The FibroScan® liver test in Brooklyn NY at Atlantic Gastroenterology, combined with the expertise of Board-certified gastroenterologist, Dr. Alexander Shapsis, results in a powerful ally to detect and follow liver changes, which leads to early, effective intervention. Why … Continue reading

Brooklyn Gastroenterologist uses FibroScan® to diagnose liver disease

Fibroscan and Liver Disease in Brooklyn area

Many individuals are surprised to learn that liver disease often produces no symptoms. In fact, it’s common for patients to first find out they have stage 4 liver disease at the time of diagnosis. Because liver diseases like cirrhosis are not curable, effective diagnosis tools are important. At Atlantic Gastroenterology in Brooklyn, NY, we offer FibroScan® which is a painless, non-invasive alternative to liver biopsy that can be used to diagnose liver disease. What is Liver Fibrosis and Fatty Liver Disease? One of the most common causes of liver disease is too much fat in the organ, otherwise known as … Continue reading

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