Liver health

20 January 2021 Podcast
General surgery Podcast
Did you know that lifestyle factors are the main cause of liver disease?

Although the liver has the ability to regenerate, consistent over consumption of alcohol and fatty foods, as well as excess weight gain, can contribute to poor liver health.

In our latest podcast episode, St John of God Subiaco Hospital General Surgeon Prof Luc Delrivière shares invaluable information about liver health, including the function of the liver, the most common liver diseases and how to protect your liver against disease.

Learn more about General Surgery at St John of God Subiaco Hospital. 

St John of God Subiaco Hospital's Luc Delriviere
Luc Delrivière - General surgeon
Professor Luc Delrivière (UWA) has held the position of Senior Surgeon for liver transplant and hepato-biliary surgery at Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital since 2004. His work has played a major role in the expansion of liver and kidney transplant programs in WA, with activity in both areas having now more than doubled. He is involved in clinical research programs at the Harry Perkins Institute.

His extensive training in general surgery and cutting edge transplant/hepato-biliary specialisation was completed in Brussels, Paris, Tokyo, Brisbane, King’s College Hospital in London and Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge between 1989 and 2004. He has been involved in over 1,000 liver transplants throughout his career.

Prof Delrivière performs the most advanced and safe liver, bile duct, gallbladder, hernia and pancreas surgery at St John of God Subiaco Hospital. His clinical approach is multidisciplinary and involves colleague oncologists, gastro-entrolologists, hepatologists and interventional radiologists.

In 2013 Professor Delrivière established “The Liver Centre” and “The Hernia Gallbladder Centre”. The team has since expanded and offers highly specialised surgery for all upper abdominal organs.

The team is also known as “The Surgeons Collective”, which gives patients the benefit of a unique and centralised group comprised of leading surgeons, specialist hepatologists (liver physicians), gastro-enterologists and dietitians.