At Carolinas HealthCare System Digestive Health, our team of physicians work together to treat various conditions and diseases of the colon, rectum, liver, biliary tract and pancreas. We also perform screenings and diagnostic endoscopic procedures. Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis & Primary Biliary Cholangitis
Carolinas HealthCare System Digestive Health Liver Program specialists diagnose and treat Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis (PSC) and Primary Biliary Cholangitis (PBC). These diseases typically cause swelling and scarring of the bile ducts in livers. Patients may not display any symptoms, but both conditions may be linked to pruritus, or itching all over the body.
Our doctors use a specialized MRI or liver blood tests to diagnose PSC and PBC. While there isn’t a proven beneficial medication for PSC, an endoscopy of the bile ducts may relieve blockages. PBC is treated with a medicine called urso or ursodiol. A liver transplant can be curative for patients with advanced cases cirrhosis from PBC or PSC. If a transplant is needed, patients can rely on our multidisciplinary transplant team.
The Center for Liver Disease and Transplantation at Carolinas Medical Center offers renowned, personalized and compassionate care. We offer the latest therapy treatments through our educational and research activities.