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Baylor Scott & White Liver Consultants of Texas Dallas

Baylor Scott & White Liver Consultants of Texas

Liver disease diagnosis and treatment

Baylor Scott & White Liver Consultants of Texas provides premiere liver disease diagnosis and treatment for patients suffering from a variety of liver disorders.

With​ full-time hepatologists on staff at Baylor University Medical Center, part of Baylor Scott & White Health and Baylor Scott & White All Saints Medical Center - Fort Worth, BSW Liver Consultants of Texas encompasses one of the most comprehensive and experienced liver disease practices in the nation.

Our liver outreach clinics are located throughout the state of Texas to bring specialized liver care to those who may not be able to travel long distances. Our hepatologists travel to outreach clinics once a month to see patients with viral hepatitis, cirrhosis, liver masses, and other general liver conditions. This allows us to provide access to hepatology care and a wider range of treatment options for patients with liver-related illness in rural remote areas.

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Tools & Resources

Our services are designed with you in mind so managing your healthcare needs is as simple as possible.

  • Patient Forms
  • Contact Your Physician
  • Prepare for Your Appointment
  • Patient Resources
  • MyBSWHealth
  • Pay Your Bill
  • Financial Assistance
  • Accepted Insurance

Patient Forms

To ensure that your visit to our office is as convenient and efficient as possible, we are pleased to offer our registration forms online. The patient registration form may be completed electronically and printed for better legibility or completed manually.

New Patient Registration Forms

Physician Referral Form

Authorization Forms

We do not release your medical information without your authorization.

Contact Your Physician

Appointments

We will make every effort to accommodate your request. Please note, however, only routine appointments should be requested online. If you have an immediate need or c​oncern, contact our office directly.

In an emergency, call 911.

The earliest date that an appointment might be available is three working days from today’s date, depending on the physician’s schedule. If you are seeking an earlier appointment, please contact our office.

Please note, if you are a new patient to our practice, you will not receive an appointment confirmation via email. Instead, an appointment secretary will contact you to schedule and collect further information.​

Request an appointment online

Please select the location where you would like to request an appointment:​

​Contact Your Physician

Please select the location where you would like to contact your physician:​

 

Prepare for Your Appointment

If you suspect you have a liver problem, start by seeing your family doctor or a general practitioner. If it’s determined that you may have liver problems, you may be referred to a doctor who specializes in the liver (hepatologist).

Because appointments can be brief, and because there’s often a lot of ground to cover, it’s a good idea to be well prepared. Here’s some information to help you get ready, and what to expect from your doctor.​

What you can do​

  • Be aware of any pre-appointment restrictions. At the time you make the appointment, be sure to ask if there’s anything you need to do in advance, such as restrict your diet.
  • Write down any symptoms you’re experiencing, including any that may seem unrelated to the reason for which you scheduled the appointment.
  • Write down key personal information, including any major stresses or recent life changes.
  • Make a list of all medications, vitamins or supplements that you’re taking.
  • Consider taking a family member or friend along. Sometimes it can be difficult to absorb all the information provided during an appointment. Someone who accompanies you may remember something that you missed or forgot.
  • Write down questions to ask your doctor.​

Your time with your doctor is limited, so preparing a list of questions will help you make the most of your time together. List your questions from most important to least important in case time runs out. For liver problems, some basic questions to ask your doctor include:​

  • What is likely causing my liver problems?
  • What kinds of tests do I need?
  • Are my liver problems temporary or chronic?
  • Can my liver problems be treated?
  • Are there treatments to relieve my signs and symptoms?
  • Should I stop taking certain medications or supplements?
  • Should I avoid alcohol?
  • Should I see a specialist? What will that cost, and will my insurance cover it?
  • Are there any brochures or other printed material that I can take with me? What websites do you recommend?
  • In addition to the questions that you’ve prepared to ask your doctor, don’t hesitate to ask other questions at any time during your appointment.

​What to expect from your doctor

Your doctor is likely to ask you a number of questions. Being ready to answer them may allow more time later to cover other points you want to address. Your doctor may ask:​

  • When did you first begin experiencing symptoms?
  • Have your symptoms been continuous or occasional?
  • How severe are your symptoms?
  • What, if anything, seems to improve your symptoms?
  • What, if anything, appears to worsen your symptoms?​​

Patient Resources

Tips for Salt Restriction

As you probably know, one of the most important changes a patient with liver disease can make is to reduce their intake of sodium. This change can be a challenge. Check out the resources below for helpful information on reducing the sodium in your diet.

​​Patient Resources

For patients seeking more information or treatment, we recommend the following online resources:

MyBSWHealth

MyBSWHealth is an online tool where you can communicate with your providers, schedule an appointment, access and manage your family’s health.

Pay Your Bill

We offer an easy, secure way to pay your HTPN bill online through MyBSWHealth.

Financial Assistance

At Baylor Scott & White Health, we want to be a resource for you and your family. Our team of financial counselors is here to help. We encourage you to speak to a member of our team at any time—before, during or after care is received.

Accepted Insurance

Baylor Scott & White has established agreements with several types of insurances in an effort to make sure your health needs are covered.

Medical Services

Baylor Scott & White Liver Consultants of Texas offers expertise and treatment options conveniently located near you.

  • Liver Disease

Liver Disease

Our hepatologists oare trained to work with patients, families and colleagues in multiple fields to prevent, diagnose, treat and manage complications of liver disease. 

Treatment options depend on your liver disease diagnosis. Some liver diseases can be treated with medications or outpatient procedures, while others may require surgery or even a liver transplant.

Some common liver conditions we treat include:

  • Cirrhosis
  • Hepatitis C
  • Hepatitis B
  • Alcohol-related liver disease
  • Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease​ (NAFLD)
  • Nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH)
  • Autoimmune hepatitis
  • Primary biliary cirrhosis
  • Primary sclerosing cholangitis (PSC)
  • Hemochromatosis
  • Wilson's disease
  • Acute liver failure
  • Toxic (drug-induced) liver injury
  • Alpha-1-antitrypsin deficiency
  • Cholangiocarcinoma
  • Hepatocellular carcinoma
  • Portal vein thrombosis
  • Ascites
  • Varices
  • Participate in a clinical trial

    More than 40 drug trials designed to treat or cure the hepatitis C virus are currently underway at Baylor Dallas and Baylor Fort Worth.

Research and News

New Medicine Could Melt Away Fat

A new therapy that could revolutionize how fatty liver disease is managed.

James Trotter, MD, Medical Director, Transplant Hepatology at Baylor University Medical Center is one of the chief investigators of a new therapy that could revolutionize how fatty liver disease is managed. According to the American Liver Foundation, 60 million Americans are living with nonalcoholic steatoheaptitis (NASH) which is a part of a group of conditions that lead to fat buildup in the liver, inflammation and fibrosis. Early results were just published in The Lancet, one of the highest ranked medicine journals in the world.

Reducing barriers to living donor transplantation

This pilot study aims to determine how living donor transplant candidates fare after transplant. Data collection began in April 2018 and will continue over the next two years to provide people considering donating more detailed information about the long-term benefits and risks of living donation.

Baylor University Medical Center is one of 16 sites nationwide participating in a pilot study to determine how living donor transplant candidates fare after transplant, whether they actually donate or not. There are six liver transplant sites, including Baylor, and ten kidney programs participating in the study. The need for solid organ transplants is still growing but living donor transplants have actually declined from their peak in 2004. One of the major barriers to living organ donation is that long-term outcomes for donors are unclear. The Scientific Registry of Transplant Recipients (SRTR) has now launched the Living Donor Collective (LDC) to establish a living donor registry to study the long-term outcomes of living organ donation.

The goal of the project is to establish a living organ donor registry where all living donor candidates who are evaluated will be entered into a database. All aspects of their physical and psychosocial well-being will be tracked. The (LDC) will follow up approximately one year after the transplant surgery or a year after the decision not to donate. Donors and non-donors will be followed to monitor long-term outcomes of both groups. Ultimately, the research collected over the next two years will provide people considering donating more detailed information about the long-term benefits and risks of living donation.

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