Leo Treyzon, MD -  - Gastroenterologist

Leo Treyzon, MD

Gastroenterologist & Clinical Nutrition Specialist located in Cedars Sinai Medical Towers, Los Angeles, CA

Fatty Liver Specialist

Your liver performs many critical functions essential to good health, and fatty liver disease can result in serious health problems. Dr. Treyzon is experienced in diagnosing the causes of fatty liver in his Cedars Sinai Medical Towers, Los Angeles, CA, patients, providing treatments that are customized for each patient's unique medical needs.

Fatty Liver Q&A

by Leo Treyzon, MD

What is Fatty Liver?

Fatty liver is just what its name suggests: the build-up of fat in the liver cells. Although this is not a normal condition, fat in the liver usually causes no damage by itself. However, on some occasions it can be a sign that other more harmful conditions are at work. Fatty liver may be associated with or may lead to inflammation of the liver. This can cause scarring and hardening of the liver. When scarring becomes extensive, it is called cirrhosis, and this is a very serious condition. 

What are the Risk Factors for Fatty Liver?

There are many causes of fatty liver, including:

  • Obesity
  • Diabetes mellitus
  • High triglycerides
  • Heavy alcohol use
  • Tuberculosis
  • Malnutrition
  • Intestinal bypass surgery for obesity
  • Excess vitamin A
  • Certain medications (valproic acid, corticosteroids)
  • Complication of pregnancy

What are the Symptoms of Fatty Liver?

There are usually no symptoms that are noticeable to the patient.

How is Fatty Liver Diagnosed?

Fatty liver is frequently uncovered during a routine physical examination. There may be a rise in certain liver enzymes found in the blood, and sometimes the liver is slightly enlarged. Fatty liver may also be discovered while the physician is evaluating a patient for other illnesses. For example, an ultrasound exam of the abdomen done for other reasons may show fat in the liver. To be certain of a diagnosis of fatty liver, the physician may recommend a liver biopsy.

What is the Treatment for Fatty Liver?

In most instances, treatment of fatty liver requires control of the underlying conditions. This may include reduction of high blood triglycerides, good control of diabetes, or not drinking alcohol. In some cases, surgical reversal of intestinal bypass for obesity is required. Since being overweight is by far the most critical factor, weight loss is the key to ridding the liver of fat. This is especially necessary if damage to the liver is occurring, and early signs of scarring are present on biopsy.

Insurance Accepted

Here is a list of just some of the plans we accept, please contact our office if you have any questions.

Aetna
AFTRA
Anthem Blue Cross of California
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Cigna
Director's Guild (DGA)
Health Net
Medicare
Motion Picture Industry Health Plan
United Healthcare
Writers Guild
Testimonials

Words from our patients

  • "I couldn't wait to log onto Yelp to give him a much deserving review. He is fantastic!"

    Helen S. - Yelp
  • "I'm amazed at how caring and helpful Dr. Treyzon is. It all started with an email inquiry to his receptionist Amie (who is also very kind and quickly replies to email)."

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  • "Dr. Treyzon is one of the absolute best doctors I've ever been to. He's got a great bedside manner, he is intelligent, honest, listens and is an all around great guy."

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  • "Dr. Treyzon is one of the only doctors I've ever met that truly listens to his patients and doesn't give up on figuring out what's wrong."

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  • "Dr. Treyzon is one of the most responsive and thorough doctors I have dealt with. I've seen 5 different gastroenterologists across CA and MA, Dr. Treyzon is the best..."

    Matt M. - Yelp
  • "Dr. Leo Treyzon is an extremely intelligent, likeable and dilligent doctor. He is always on the cutting edge of the latest treatments and technologies."

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  • "Great doctor. Great crew. Cannot recommend more highly!"

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  • "He is kind, doesn't rush me, listens to my concerns, and is systematic in his diagnoses."

    Mrs. S. - Yelp
  • Dr. Treyzon actually spent an incredible amount of time researching my rather arcane issue and then came up with a creative and innovative solution."

    Baruch T. - Yelp
  • "My OB-GYN referred me to Dr. Treyzon, and I have to say, he was absolutely wonderful."

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Location
Leo Treyzon, MD
8631 W. 3rd St., #1015-E
Cedars Sinai Medical Towers

Los Angeles, CA 90048
Phone: 424-275-6585
Fax: 424-488-7156
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424-275-6585

Leo Treyzon, MD
8631 W. 3rd St.
#1015-E
Los Angeles, CA 90048