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British Liver Trust
The Trust has dedicated resources for people with liver disease. Their aim is to reach out to as many people as possible by providing information and support, and lobbying for the services people with liver disease need.
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Primary Liver Cancer

The hepatocellular cancer service is part of the Avon Somerset and Wiltshire HPB cancer network and provides care to patients with focal liver lesions and hepatocellular cancer from all over the region. A dedicated clinic and team deliver a full range of therapies including resection, loco regional treatments (Radio frequency ablation and Trans arterial chemo embolization) and systemic chemotherapy. The hospital is also the designated regional centre for the treatment of Hepato-biliary and pancreatic cancers.

We also are one of only a handful of centres in the UK to offer Hepatobiliary Cholangioscopy (SpyGlass) which allows direct visualisation of abnormalities within the bile ducts and the liver, and treatment of complicated gallstones that would otherwise require surgery. This is in conjunction with our hepatobiliary MDT.

Hepatitis C

The Department provides several regional services; the hepatitis C service is one of the biggest in the UK treating over 120 patients per year including patients with complex disease (cirrhosis, previous treatment failure, co-infection with HIV). Our unit participates in cutting edge clinical trials, which often allow our patients to access the most up to date treatments.

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In order to provide the best quality of care as locally as possible, we run, in conjunction with our transplant partners at the Royal Free Hospital (London), an established liver transplant service.  Patients are assessed for transplantation with the majority of their work-up performed in Bristol. Patients are transplanted at the Royal Free and returned after the operation to be followed up at Bristol. All pre transplant care is provided locally to minimise unnecessary travel to London. A transplant clinic is run weekly for pre- ,peri- and post-transplant patients by a consultant and transplant Clinical Nurse Specialist. Stable patients following their transplant are reviewed in a quarterly transplant clinic attended by transplant physicians from The Royal Free Hospital, London.