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Liver Biopsy in Asia

Hospitals, clinics and medical centers in Asia performing Liver Biopsy.

Gleneagles Global Hospitals

Gleneagles Global Health City, Chennai offers world class and advanced facilities and services in Chennai, Tamil Nadu and international patients. This 2000-bedded facility which is Halal and NABH certified, is one of India's top healthcare destination.

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Sourasky Medical Center

A major medical center in Tel Aviv operating three hospitals under its lead, and serves as a teaching and research center as well.

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Rambam Medical Center

The Gastroenterology Institute at Rambam Health Care Campus diagnoses, treats, and monitors patients with diseases of the gastrointestinal tract and liver as well as those who suffer from inflammatory bowel diseases.

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Liver Biopsy

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Bangkok Hospital Pattaya

This multi-specialty tertiary hospital offers various medical services as well as dental procedures to local and overseas patients. It serves over 100,000 international patients every year.

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Liver Biopsy

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Bumrungrad Hospital

Bumrungrad International is an internationally accredited, multi-specialty hospital located in the heart of Bangkok, Thailand.

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720 - 1,240 US$

National University Hospital

A 928 bed teaching hospital offering a full range of medical, surgical and diagnostic services. NUH serves as a refferal center for cancer patients, pediatrics, cardiology and other specialties.

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Apollo Hospital Chennai

The Apollo Hospital Chennai is part of the Apollo Hospitals group. The hospital is JCI accredited and considered as one of the best hospitals in India.

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Liver Biopsy

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KPJ Ampang Puteri Specialist Hospital

A leading private medical institution in Malaysia which has obtained a number of international accreditations.

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Liver Biopsy

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Sheba Medical Center

The largest medical centre in Israel and the Middle East, internationally renowned for it's medical excellence. Around 31,000 inpatients are treated annually.

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BNH Hospital

A JCI accredited hospital with a 225 in-patient bed capacity which offers a wide range of medical services. Services for international patients include aesthetic procedures and cosmetic surgery.

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About Liver Biopsy

This information is intended for general information only and should not be considered as medical advice on the part of Health-Tourism.com. Any decision on medical treatments, after-care or recovery should be done solely upon proper consultation and advice of a qualified physician.

What is Liver Biopsy?
Liver biopsy is a procedure in which tissue samples from the liver are removed and sent for examination and analysis to a laboratory. It is used to diagnose various diseases in the liver. A liver biopsy is also performed to diagnose the cause of liver abnormalities detected in an ultrasound or a CT scan. Additionally, a liver biopsy is done to examine the effectiveness of a therapy that you may be receiving for a liver disease.

What are the different methods of Liver Biopsy?
The different methods of liver biopsy are discussed below:

  • Percutaneous Liver Biopsy
    In a percutaneous liver biopsy, a needle is inserted through the skin into the liver where a tissue sample from the liver is removed for examination. To establish the area of the liver, the doctor taps on the skin over the liver and listens to the sound. This is done to find a dull area over the liver. In this procedure the patient’s cooperation is highly critical.
  • Percutaneous Image-Guided Liver Biopsy
    A percutaneous image-guided liver biopsy is performed by inserting a needle into the liver. In this procedure, the needle is viewed and guided by images produced by a CT scan or ultrasound.
  • Laparoscopic Liver Biopsy
    In a laparoscopic liver biopsy, several incisions are made in the abdomen from where a laparoscope and other instruments are inserted to perform the biopsy. The laparoscope consists of an endoscopic flexible tube with a camera that enables the visualization of the liver on a monitor for viewing. A laparoscopic liver biopsy may be done entirely to extract tissue samples or it may be done as a part of another abdominal surgery.
  • Open Surgical Liver Biopsy
    An open surgical liver biopsy is rarely done for the sole purpose of a liver biopsy. It may be done if the liver biopsy is a part of another abdominal surgery.
  • Transvenous Biopsy
    A transvenous biopsy is performed if patients have fluids in the abdomen or blood-clotting problems. During the procedure, a catheter tube is inserted into a vein in the neck which is guided into the liver. The catheter holds a biopsy needle which obtains the tissue sample from the liver.

How to prepare for a liver biopsy?
  • Before the procedure you should inform the doctor about your health conditions and concerns such as:
    • Allergies to certain drugs
    • Medications that you may be taking
    • Bleeding problems
    • Pregnancy
    • Heart or lung disease
  • You may be required to stop certain medication a week before the procedure if it is advised by your doctor.
  • You may be required to take a small dose of sedative before the procedure.

Duration of procedure/surgery : Non-surgical liver biopsy takes approximately 5 to 10 minutes.

Days admitted : Non-surgical liver biopsy liver biopsy is done on an outpatient basis.

Anesthesia : Local anesthesia is used for the non-surgical biopsy.

Recovery : - After the procedure you need to stay in the recovery room for 4 hours under observation. - You may feel some discomfort and pain in your shoulders and back. A pain medication for this may be prescribed to you. - It may take several days for your biopsy results to come out, after which your doctor will discuss it with you.

Risks : Risks involved in the procedure include: - Internal bleeding - Injury to other organs like the gallbladder or kidney - Collapsed lung - Sedation complications

After care : - Patients who have had a sedative should not drive, operate machines, or consume alcohol for 24 hours after the procedure. - The doctor’s instructions should be followed carefully. - Some medication should be avoided for a week after the procedure. - You should refrain from vigorous physical activity for a minimum of 24 hours following the biopsy. Contact the doctor immediately if you have the following symptoms within 72 hours after the liver biopsy: - Fever - Dizziness - Pain in the abdominal region where the liver biopsy was performed - Chest pain - Shoulder pain - Abdominal pain - Breathing difficulty - Chills

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