Our multidisciplinary team of clinicians uses the latest, most advanced medical and surgical options, including transplantation, to manage and treat patients at any stage of liver disease. Our specialists are experts in the diagnosis and treatment of advanced, rare and difficult-to-treat liver disease as well as liver related kidney disease.
Specialists in Cleveland Clinic Florida’s Center for Liver Disease use state-of-the art diagnostic procedures to determine the type and stage of liver diseases. These procedures include abdominal imaging such as computed tomography (CT), elastography, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), hyperenhancement, magnetic resonance cholangiopancreatography (MRCP) and ultrasound.
Liver Transplant Program
Cleveland Clinic Florida’s liver transplant physicians are board-certified and recognized research leaders. Our liver transplant program is an important component of a broad medical and surgical strategy aimed at providing patients with liver disease with treatment options best suited to their individual needs.
Kidney and Liver Clinic
Up to a quarter of patients who have liver disease develop kidney disease as well. Cleveland Clinic Florida offers a clinic staffed by a multidisciplinary team of hepatologists, nephrologists, and other specialists to treat patients dealing with diseases affecting both the liver and kidneys.
Learn more about Michelle Drain Ambert, a mother who underwent a lifesaving liver transplant at Cleveland Clinic Florida's main campus in Weston, after a cirrhosis scare left her in a coma for almost a month.
What We Treat
At Cleveland Clinic Florida’s Center for Liver Disease, our team of hepatologists and surgeons work together with a united group of specialists to help meet the needs of patients with liver disease in one setting. We diagnose, manage and treat any of the more than 100 types of liver diseases, including:
- Acute and chronic viral infections (hepatitis)
- Benign and malignant liver tumors
- Drug-induced hepatitis
- Inherited disorders (hemochromatosis, Wilson’s disease, alpha 1 antitrypsin deficiency)
- Liver disease
- Liver failure (fulminant failure)
- Portal hypertension
Primary biliary cholangitis
Primary sclerosing cholangitis
- Kidney disease caused by pre-existing liver disease
- Viral hepatitis – A, B, C and E
Liver Tumor Clinic
Our Liver Tumor Clinic – the only one of its kind in South Florida – is staffed by hepatologists, cancer specialists and liver and transplantation surgeons. Our multidisciplinary team provides patients with a wide variety of treatment options, for both benign and malignant liver tumors.
Liver Cancers Treated
Primary Malignant Tumors:
Secondary Malignant Tumors:
- Colorectal metastatic liver disease
- Neuroendocrine tumors
- All other metastatic hepatic diseases
Complex liver cancers are addressed using leading-edge medical therapies and surgical techniques aimed at preserving liver function and quality of life.
- Chemoembolization of Liver Tumors
- Radiofrequency Ablation
- Stereotactic Bea Radiation Therapy (SBRT)
- Advanced Laparoscopic Liver Surgery
- Liver Transplantation
Cleveland Clinic Weston Hospital
- Xaralambos Zervos, DO, Medical Director of Liver Transplant
- Charles Miller, MD, Enterprise Director for Transplantation
- Cristiano Quintini, MD, Director, Liver Transplantation
- Kareem Abu-Elmagd, MD, PhD, Director
- Koji Hashimoto, MD, PhD
Cleveland Clinic Indian River Hospital
- Ashley Canipe, MD
- Charles Eberhart, MD
- Yakov Gitin, MD
- James Gordon, MD
- Bruce Grossman, MD
- Pramod Joseph, MD
- Alec Lui, MD
- Gregory MacKay, MD
- Joseph Zerega, MD
Cleveland Clinic Martin Health
Gastroenterology - Martin Health at Tiffany
Gastroenterology - Martin Health Medical Office Building and Surgery Center, Stuart
- Benjamin Ngo, MD
- Juan M. Castro Combs, MD
- Kimberly S. Wyatt, MD
- Arif Ishmael, MD
- Hali Burke, PA-C
- Morgan Dembinski, PA-C
- Jennifer Butterfield, PA-C
Gastroenterology - Martin Health at Tradition HealthPark Two
Appointments & Locations
To schedule an appointment with one of our liver disease experts in South Florida, please call 877.463.2010.
You can now stay connected to your healthcare team through virtual visits, using your smartphone, tablet or computer.
Why go virtual? It's an easy, convenient and secure way to see your provider face-to-face without having to leave home. This saves you travel time, parking fees and time spent in the waiting room — and you can also have a loved one or caregiver join you. If appropriate, you can also get a prescription sent to the pharmacy of your choice.
Many insurance companies cover the cost of virtual visits, so check with your insurance company ahead of time. Interested in getting started? Call your provider to find out what virtual visit options are available.
For Medical Professionals
Gastroenterology and Hepatology Fellowship
Cleveland Clinic Florida's Gastroenterology and Hepatology Fellowship training program provides fellows with experience to a wide variety of gastrointestinal and liver diseases.
Research and Clinical Trials
We have an active research program for the development and testing of new liver disease treatments. This means our patients have access to clinical trials and otherwise unavailable treatments, should they qualify.