Under the direction of Dr. Natarajan Ravendhran, Digestive Disease Associates opened the Liver Care Center of Maryland to advance the care of patients with liver conditions through education, technology, research, and compassionate care. The Liver Care Center of Maryland is a strategic extension of Digestive Disease Associates.
Patients can receive care for the following:
FIBROSCAN® technology is available at the Liver Care Center of Maryland.
Fibroscan® uses the patented vibration controlled transient elastography (VCTE™) technology, a non-invasive technique employed to quantify liver stiffness and fibrosis. Fibroscan® allows us to examine the extent of liver injury without having to remove a piece of the liver. The test is non-invasive, rapid, and painless. It evaluates a section of the liver more than 100 times the size of a traditional needle biopsy. This technology helps us assess the disease progression over time.