The Center for Liver Diseases and Liver Masses at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick – in partnership with Rutgers Health and Robert Wood Johnson University Medical School – is New Jersey’s leader in the treatment and care of complex liver diseases. Offering the most advanced and effective medical and surgical therapies, we provide expertise from a multidisciplinary team of renowned specialists in one comprehensive, centralized program to increase quality of life.
We accept most major insurances, including Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield OMNIA Health Plan Tier1-designated providers.
Led by Dr. Vinod Rustgi, Director of Hepatology and renowned hepatologist – the team at the Center for Liver Diseases and Liver Masses utilizes a team-based approach to ensure your diagnosis is pin-point accurate in order to find the best treatment for you, specifically. Integrating groundbreaking clinical trials and state-of-the-art research – you are awarded incomparable experience and compassionate care from nationally-recognized leaders in liver disease and masses.
The Center for Liver Diseases and Liver Masses treats a wide range of liver conditions, including, but not limited to:
- Acute liver failure
- Alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency
- Autoimmune hepatitis
- Bile duct cancer (cholangiocarcinoma)
- Cystic fibrosis
- Familial amyloidosis
- Hepatic (liver) resection
- Advanced hepatobiliary surgery
- Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease
- Portal hypertension
- Pre and post-op liver transplant patients
- Primary biliary cirrhosis
- Primary sclerosing cholangitis (PSC)
- Wilson’s disease
Multi-Specialty Diagnostic Evaluations in New Jersey
At the Center for Liver Disease and Liver Masses, we apply attentive evaluations for a wide range of liver diseases, including medical, surgical, and interventional radiology access to hepatocellular carcinoma and FibroScan®, a modern, non-invasive technology that diagnoses liver fibrosis (scarring) and fatty content. This quick and painless diagnostic evaluation helps reduce the need for invasive tests, such as a liver biopsy.
The team approach assures patients that care is coordinated across the wide range of specialties involved in the treatment plan, including:
- Bariatric surgery
- Hepatobiliary surgery
- Interventional radiology
- Medical and radiation oncology
A Valuable Approach to Liver Disease Research
The Liver Center creates cutting-edge clinical trials that are committed to discovering groundbreaking findings in the treatment of liver diseases. We provide convenient access to physicians and researchers who are devoted to helping you overcome your diagnosis with advanced treatments. You are eligible to enroll and participate in active research studies, including:
- Alcohol hepatitis
- Health care outcomes/cost-effective analyses in collaboration with the School of Public Health
- Hepatitis B & C
- Primary biliary cholangitis
- Primary sclerosis cholangitis
About Dr. Vinod Rustgi
Dr. Rustgi is a renowned hepatologist who also serves as Director of Hepatology and Professor of Medicine at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. As the coauthor of five books, 82 articles, and over 130 abstracts – Dr. Rustgi’s work has been published in several leading journals in his field, including the New England Journal of Medicine, Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Transplantation. He is a longstanding member of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases where he also served on the Governing Board.
Dr. Rustgi earned his M.D. and M.B.A. degrees from Johns Hopkins University. He completed his medical internship at Baylor College of Medicine, his medical residency at Georgetown University Hospital, and gastroenterology fellowships at the Stanford University Medical Center and the Liver Diseases Section of the National Institute of Health.