With board-certified infectious disease specialists, The Liver Institute of South Florida opened a brand-new clinic in Ft. Lauderdale recently, bringing high-level care to area patients in need of diagnostic care and treatment.
Under the direction of Dr. Julia Torres, providers at the state-of-the-art facility offer multidisciplinary personalized care to pinpoint and treat acute and chronic liver disease, including Hepatitis B and C. Institute physicians all have experience treating complex viral infections.
Newly available treatments accessible at the clinic include onsite FibroScan technology, a system recently approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for measuring liver elasticity and assessing liver damage. The scan serves as a less intrusive and painless substitute for liver biopsies.
By combining advanced technology and sophisticated drug therapies, The Liver Institute strives to reduce the risk of cirrhosis, liver cancer, and liver transplants.
The Liver Institute, with headquarters in Los Angeles, recently celebrated its South Florida launch with a ribbon-cutting ceremony and open house at the new clinic, located at 700 S.E. 3rd Avenue, Suite 201 in Ft. Lauderdale.
The Liver Institute accepts most major insurance plans, and its staff includes pharmacists well versed in patient education, case management and insurance assistance. Additionally, pharmacists act as liaisons to patients’ primary care providers to alleviate administrative work for patients.