Meet Gastroenterology Albert Do, MD, MPH, ABOM

Meet Gastroenterology Albert Do, MD, MPH, ABOM


I see patients with fatty liver disease but generally speaking any sort of chronic or acute liver disease. And in so much as fatty liver disease is related to obesity
I also treat patients for excess weight. Fatty liver disease broadly speaking is very common in our country. If you were to put an
ultrasound on everyone in our country it’s thought that a third of all people in our country have fat in their liver to some degree. There’s a variety of factors that play into one gaining weight. We talk about food
being calorically dense, we talk about marketing, we talk about history. And in liver disease it’s been found that you actually don’t have to lose as much weight as you think. People often come in and
you know their goal weight is to lose 50 pounds,
100 pounds, 150 pounds but with fatty liver disease often we see improvement with
just a loss of 30 pounds. From my perspective
treating obesity involves looking at the rest of the
complications that occur, looking at the person’s life, getting to know them, establishing a relationship. The goal is to not have
people feel any shame, it’s simply a problem that we want to work on together.

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