The special practice for liver diseases in the heart of Munich
for liver diseases
- Benefit from an experienced team of experts
- Learn to appreciate the optimal individual treatment
- The most modern diagnostic methods give you security
- We are always on the cutting edge of research
The special practice for liver diseases combines
the private touch and the organizational advantages of
a small practice with the standards of a university facility.
in the heart
In our practice with focus on the liver we want that our patients draw the best possible benefit from our expert knowledge in chronic liver diseases.
Dedicated to prevention, diagnosis and treatment of the various forms of liver diseases the small liver center right in the heart of Munich is working with all modern tools.
In a practice for general medicine or gastroenterology patients with liver disorders represent only a small part; hepatology (the science of liver disease) has made a huge progress recently and at the same time has become increasingly more complex. To keep up with knowledge in that field is very laborious and at the final end almost impossible in a non-specialized practice.
Our aim is to give our patients access to the latest
developments in hepatology by cooperating with university
facilities and at the same time to offer personal care.
As an independent practice we are free to work
together with the best specialists from all disciplines,
independently of where they work.
- to prevent
the development of liver disease
through prophylactic measures;
- to diagnose liver disorders before
irreversible damage has occurred;
- to prevent the progression of
an existing liver disease;
- to treat liver disease according to up-to-date
guidelines and to improve the quality of those affected.
Maria-Christina Jung began her education at the Institute for Immunology at the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität, Munich, Gottfried Fischer at the Institute of Clinical Pharmacology and Visceral Research at the University of Berne. Reinhart Zachoval began his medical training at the Max von Pettenkofer Institute in Munich, went then to Boston at the Massachusetts General Hospital and got his further education in internal medicine and gastroenterology at the Grosshadern Medical Center of the Ludwig Maximilians University in Munich.
All three members of the team have worked together successfully for many years.
Maria-Christina Jung has focused for many years on the question of why an infection with
liver damaging viruses (hepatitis B, hepatitis C) can become chronic, and has, through numerous
scientific studies, contributed to a better understanding of the underlying mechanisms of viral
infection. In addition, she is taking part in numerous clinical studies to improve the treatment of
hepatitis B and hepatitis C and investigates the effect of new therapeutic approaches on the
human immune system.
Reinhart Zachoval was the principal investigator of numerous studies for the treatment of chronic hepatitis B and C at Grosshadern Medical Center and was the head of a large outpatient department there for many years taking care of more than 3000 liver patients per year (including liver transplant recipients).
Specialization in the field of liver
- through the day-to-day treatment of people suffering from serious liver disease
- through special technical examination like duplex sonography and liver stiffness measurements by ultrasound ("elastography")
- through the application of special endoscopic and imaging techniques ( in collaboration with others)
- through assessment of potential liver transplantation candidates and follow-up long term care after the operation
How can one recognize liver disease and
what can be done to prevent it?
Some liver diseases can be prevented (for instance by immunization or by avoiding toxic substances), and in others an early diagnosis is important for an effective treatment. An advanced chronic liver disease often becomes obvious by pronounced tiredness and weakness, by accumulation of fluid in the peritoneal cavity ("ascites") by massive hemorrhage from oesophageal varices or from mental disturbances up to coma.
However, an early diagnosis can be difficult because many liver diseases develop in the absence of unambiguous symptoms. Even people who feel completely healthy may suffer from liver disease. Through our special knowledge and the application of the most up-to-date techniques, we are especially qualified to make a balanced assessment and to decide on the appropriate (and sometimes life-saving) treatment at the earliest possible time point.
Treatment: methods and techniques
There are only very few liver diseases that can’t be beneficially influenced through timely therapy. Therefore, complementary to our fundamental laboratory and technical examinations, we also perform the completely painless ultrasound elastography procedure. With this technology the firmness of the liver is measured in order to detect the presence of a liver conversion — a so-called fibrosis. The firmer the liver, the more advanced the fibrosis and therefore the greater the risk for developing liver cirrhosis.
Until now, such a diagnosis was only possible through the removal of liver tissue and a subsequent biopsy, which is painful and carries a risk of hemorrhage and is therefore declined by many patients. In contrast, the ultrasound elastography can be carried out as an outpatient procedure and can be repeated as often as required — for a precise diagnosis, but also to document the success of a therapy.
Consultation by arrangement
by phone or online via samedi.
How to reach us:
By public transportation/MVV
U1, U2, U3, U6 or Bus 152, Tram 16, 17, 18, 27
Parking garage at Oberanger or Herzog-Wilhelm Straße