Treatment for Liver Growth
One of the unique aspects of the liver is its ability to regenerate. While most organs cannot regenerate cells once they are damaged, the liver has this trait. When a liver tumor has invaded the liver, it is possible to remove the tumor and survive with only a portion of the liver remaining. However, there must be enough tissue to support healthy liver function. Dr. Dmitri Alden is a highly skilled liver specialist and oncological surgeon that offers treatment for liver regrowth through his practice in NYC.
The goal with liver cancer or tumor treatment is to reduce or remove the tumor cells while enhancing regeneration of the healthy portion of the liver. This is often a course of treatment before a liver resection surgery is performed. While the liver can regenerate and survive with a significant amount of the tissue removed with the tumor, there must be enough tissue remaining. To accomplish this, treatment for liver growth can be performed in the weeks before the resection surgery.
Preoperative Liver Embolization
Some of the state-of-the-art treatments for liver regrowth are performed through the arteries that feed the liver. Different substances can be delivered to the liver to reduce the tumor while at the same time enhancing regrowth of the healthy portion of the liver. This can increase the success rate of an upcoming liver surgery by ensuring there is enough healthy liver cells and tissue to support the body while reducing the amount of tumor that will need to be removed. The liver growth treatments offered through Dr. Alden’s practice include:
Liver growth treatments can be used for both metastatic and primary liver cancer. The procedures are minimally invasive and are usually performed on an outpatient basis with minimal recovery needed.
If you have been diagnosed with liver cancer, you want the highest level of medical care for your treatment. Dr. Dmitri Alden is a world-class oncological surgeon who specializes in cutting-edge liver cancer treatments. To schedule your consultation with Dr. Alden, contact our office in UES Manhattan to schedule your appointment.