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Hepatitis, Fatty Liver & Cirrhosis Specialist

Gastro Center of Maryland -  - Gastroenterologist

Gastro Center of Maryland

At Gastro Center of Maryland board-certified gastroenterologists offer accurate diagnosis and treatment of fatty liver, hepatitis, cirrhosis and other liver diseases. Gastro Center of Maryland offers services to patients who live in the greater DMV area. To schedule a consultation, call 410-290-6677 or book an appointment online today! 

Hepatitis, Fatty Liver & Cirrhosis Q & A

What causes a fatty liver?

Fatty liver disease is commonly caused by excessive consumption of alcohol, but it can also be found in individuals who do not drink any alcohol. Individuals who suffer from poor nutrition, abrupt weight loss, autoimmune disorders, medications, or viral hepatitis are more likely to have fat in their liver. A normal liver can contain approximately 5-10% fat. Any percentage higher than this is indicative of liver disease. Fatty liver disease is also common in individuals who are overweight, have high cholesterol or diabetes. There are other types of liver disease that are hereditary and run in families even when alcohol is not a factor.

How is hepatitis treated?

Hepatitis is a viral infection characterized by inflammation of the liver. Hepatitis B and C can cause severe liver damage. Most types of hepatitis are treated with medications to treat the virus and reduce the inflammation in the liver. Treatment can completely eliminate or limit the growth of the virus. If a person with hepatitis drinks alcohol, they may be asked to stop as alcohol is one of the biggest irritants to the liver.  When a patient is diagnosed with advanced liver disease from hepatitis or other liver conditions, a liver transplant may be recommended.

Can cirrhosis be prevented?

Cirrhosis is defined as scar tissue and inflammation of the liver. There are many different causes of cirrhosis. Excessive alcohol consumption, chronic hepatitis, autoimmune liver disease and untreated fatty liver are the most common causes.  Limiting a person's alcohol intake, eating a healthy diet that is low in fats, additives and preservatives, and including foods that promote good liver health are essential when trying to reduce the risk of cirrhosis-related health concerns.

Custom testimonials


  • "Everyone at the office is wonderful"

    —Anne S.

  • "The Annapolis office was a delight to visit. Everyone answered my questions and calmed my fears. I have no problem with my doctor conducting my procedure in a few weeks."

    —GRETCHEN H.

  • "I have been happy with the staff and care I've received here so far satisfied with my overall experience"

    —BONNIE K.

  • "Highly recommend Dr. Rosenbloom. I went to see him with some concerns and had a ton of anxiety and fear. "

    —BRETT C.

  • "All of the staff are really nice and helpful. Colleen Abell is so easy to talk to, she listens to what you have to say and is determined to help with the any concerns ..."

    —CRISTINA R

  • "Dr. Rosenbloom is the best . He takes the time to listen and after suffering for 3 yrs going back and forth to my primary. Dr . Rosenbloom figured out exactly what I ..."

    —MICHELLE P

  • "Very friendly each and everyone is ready to help you at every step. I love going there."

    —ASHVIN S.

  • "Been a patient for about a year now. Dr. Castillo is fantastic, along with Colleen. She was very attentive to my concerns and showed a lot of compassion. Would highly ..."

    —ANGELA O.

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Annapolis

1419 Forest Drive, Suite 105, Annapolis, MD 21403

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Columbia

7120 Minstrel Way, Suite #100 & #211, Columbia, MD 21405

7130 Minstrel Way, Suite #217, Columbia, MD 21405

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Gaithersburg

501 N Frederick Ave, Suite 204, Gaithersburg, MD 20877

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Olney

3407 Olandwood Court, Suite #102, Olney, MD 20832

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Riverdale

6502 Kenilworth Avenue, Suite #100, Riverdale, MD 20737

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Timonium / Lutherville

1212 York Rd, Suite B201, Lutherville, MD 21093

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