Feb 6, 2002
I would like to know what questions you would recommend a patient ask the hepatologist prior to a liver biopsy?
| Response from Dr. Fried
If the person is a hepatologist than it is likely they have a large experience with the procedure, but it never hurts to ask how often they do them. They should explain to you why they want to perform the biopsy and what information they plan to get. How will it help with understanding your prognosis or affect your management. They will explain to you about the procedure itself, certain restrictions before and after the biopsy. They should also explain to you what are the potential complications of the procedure.
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