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human liver is a reddish brown organ normally weighing approximately 1.5% of body weight. It is the largest internal organ. It is located in the right upper part of the abdominal cavity, resting just below the diaphragm under the protection of rib cage.

The liver is an astounding laboratory sustaining metabolism. Liver's main job is to filter the blood coming from the digestive tract, before passing it to the rest of the body. The liver detoxifies chemicals and metabolizes drugs. As it does so, the liver also secretes bile that ends up back in the intestines. Bile contains bile salts, which are responsible for digestion and absorption of food material. The liver is responsible for arbohydrate, fats & protein metabolism and also makes albumin, proteins important for blood clotting and other functions. It also produces various clotting factors, stores glucose, fats, vitamins like A, D3, B12 & minerals like iron & copper. This myriad of functions makes clear why the liver is essential to life.

Tests To Check Liver Function?

The diagnosis of liver function is made by blood tests. Liver function tests can readily pinpoint the extent of liver damage. Usually in liver diseases patient can have a combination of raised bilirubin, increase in liver enzymes, drop in blood albumin levels, alteration in clotting test results, depending on the type of liver disease.

If liver function is altered then other tests are asked depending on clinical picture and lab results. If hepatitis is suspected, then tests to detect cause of hepatitis are done. Sometimes, one may require an ultrasound or a CT scan or MRI to produce images of the liver and diagnose liver tumors, abscess, and other pathologies.

Physical examination of the liver is not accurate in determining the extent of liver damage. It can only reveal presence of tenderness or the size of liver, but in most cases, some type of radiological study is required to examine it. In patients with chronic liver disease noninvasive tests like Phytate liver scan (nuclear scan) and Ultrasound elastography of liver (Fibroscan) are done to assess the liver status.

However, the ideal way to determine damage to the liver is with a biopsy. A biopsy is not required in all cases, but may be necessary when the cause or extent of damage is unknown. A needle is inserted into the skin just below the rib cage and a biopsy is obtained. The tissue is sent to the laboratory, where it is analyzed under a microscope. Sometimes, a radiologist may assist the physician performing a liver biopsy by providing ultrasound guidance. Read more..

Liver Specialist in Sion East Mumbai

Dr.D.R. Kulkarni - Hepato Pancreato Biliary Surgeon

Dr. D. R. Kulkarni is an eminent liver doctor in Mumbai, India - He is a Consultant HPB Surgeon at many renowned hospitals in Mumbai for last 12+ years.

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He earned his medical degree from Mumbai University and began his surgical career at B. Y. L.Nair Municipal Hospital, Mumbai. After post-graduation in General Surgery, Dr. Kulkarni worked in the capacity of Lecturer with the same department and then proceeded for advanced training in HPB Surgery and Liver Transplantation to Hong Kong and later to Paris. Read more >>

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Lilavati Hospital and Research Centre, Mumbai, India.

Timing: Monday To Friday - 9am To 5pm & Saturday 9am To 2pm
(Consultation Only by Appointment)

Address: Lilavati Hospital, A-791, Bandra Reclamation Rd, Bandra West, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400050

Hinduja Hospital ( Hinduja Healthcare)

Timing: Thursday 4pm To 6pm, Saturday 10am To 12pm
(Consultation Only by Appointment)

Address: Address: 724, 11th Road, Khar West, Mumbai 400052, India

Asian Cancer Institute - Cumballa Hill, Mumbai

Timing: Saturday 9am To 10am
(Consultation Only by Appointment)

Address: August Kranti Rd, Kemps Corner, Cumballa Hill, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400036

Guru Nanak Hospital

Timing: Wednesday 4pm To 6pm & Saturday 2pm To 4pm
(Consultation Only by Appointment)

Address: S 341 Near Collector Office, Gandhi Nagar, Bandra East, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400051

S L Raheja Hospital - A Fortis Associate, Mumbai

Consultation Only by Appointment)

Address: Raheja Rugnalaya Marg, Mahim West, Mahim, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400016

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What’s app video consultation - Rs. 3000

Only after 6 pm

In view of the ongoing COVID problems, we have started the facility of consultation on what’s app (video / chat) for the benefit of patients who are not in a position to travel immediately in COVID times or those who are stable at home. This is a temporary arrangement. This form of consultation has its limitations since physical examination is not possible and this fact should be noted. The consultation charges are Rs 3000/- . The charges are to be transferred to the account details given below after the appointment is confirmed but before the consultation begins.

Account Details

Name: Dattaprasanna Kulkarni
Account Number: 315602011003180
Bank: Union Bank Of India
Branch: Hill Road Branch Bandra West Mumbai 400050
IFSC: UBIN0531561

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