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Areas of Expertise
Dr Ameet Dhar performs a range of investigations including:
Some of the symptoms and conditions he commonly investigates, and treats are:
- Abdominal pain
- Diagnosis and assessment of liver disease and cirrhosis
- Fatty liver
- Alcohol related liver disease
- Abnormal liver function
- Autoimmune liver disease
- Drug induced liver disease
Dr Ameet Dhar, qualified in medicine from Guy’s and St. Thomas’s Hospitals, London. He completed his training in general internal medicine and gastroenterology at North West London, with sub-specialty accreditation in hepatology from Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust and Royal Free Hospital, during which he also obtained his PhD for research into the mechanisms of liver fibrosis, and the role of coagulation proteins.
Dr Dhar is active in research and regularly publishes and presents his work nationally and internationally. Selected recent publications include:
- Non-selective beta-blocker use in cirrhosis: the additional benefit in preventing secondary infections. March 2021. Frontline Gastroenterology
- Activation and transcriptional profile of monocytes and CD8+ T cells are altered in checkpoint inhibitor-related hepatitis. February 2021. Journal of Hepatology
- Liver disease and COVID‐19—not the perfect storm. August 2020. Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics
- A Review of Liver Fibrosis and Emerging Therapies. December 2019. European Medical Journal
- Current and future pharmacological therapies for managing cirrhosis and its complications. Feb 2019. World Journal of Gastroenterology
- Thrombin and factor Xa link the coagulation system with liver fibrosis. May 2018. BMC Gastroenterology
- Grand Round: Anticoagulation in Chronic Liver Disease. January 2017. Journal of hepatology
Get to know Dr Ameet Dhar
Should I be checked for liver disease and what is my risk?
Liver disease does not often show symptoms in the early stages, and many people are diagnosed when their liver disease at advanced stages. Ill health from liver disease can be avoided by early detection, enabling patients to receive appropriate treatment and make lifestyle changes to restore their liver to good health. It is therefore important to have investigations including blood tests, imaging and a fibroscan to screen for liver disease if you are concerned about your liver, often due to alcohol excess, or fatty liver disease due to being overweight.
What is a FibroScan?
The FibroScan is an non-invasive test and takes just a few minutes to perform with immediate results. It assesses for any evidence of liver disease in the form of liver scarring (fibrosis). In some cases, the scan shows little or no scarring and this gives our patients enormous reassurance. If there is evidence of liver scarring, follow up with further investigations such as liver imaging and further liver blood tests as well as expert care by a hepatologist, may be required.
Why should I choose to see Dr Dhar?
Dr Dhar is a leading hepatologist who manages both general and complex liver disease. He is committed to providing comprehensive up-to date medical care for his patients. He also ensures he delivers an excellent and personalised service to his patients.
What keeps you busy in your personal life?
Time with my family and friends, golf, skiing and squash.