Our infectious disease staff are board-certified specialists who treat a wide range of conditions such as: pre-travel care, travel-related illness, lyme disease, fevers of unknown origin, tuberculosis, sexually transmitted diseases, osteomyelitis, and HIV. We offer diagnostic and laboratory testing and treatment, and will provide supervision of in-home IV antibiotics if needed.
Should your needs specifically relate to travel health issues, please visit our Travel Medicine Center, where we provide travel immunizations (including yellow fever) and more.
Maimonides Hepatitis C Program
Hepatitis C (Hep C) is a contagious liver disease that can lead to serious complications, including cirrhosis, liver cancer and liver failure. Chronic Hep C is a long-term and life-threatening condition. Hep C becomes chronic for 75%-85% of people who contract the virus and do not receive treatment.
Screening Starts With a Simple Blood Test
- Screening involves a two-step blood test. The first test determines if you have the antibody (immune response) to the Hepatitis C Virus (HCV).
- If Hep C is detected, you will see one of our board certified Hep C experts, who will provide further diagnostic testing including a Hep C RNA test, counseling, and comprehensive treatment at Maimonides Medical Center.
With Treatment, Up to 95% of Hep C Patients Can Be Cured
- Effective oral medications are available for Hepatitis C that provide cure rates approaching 95% after three months of treatment.
- Life threatening complications (cirrhosis of the liver and liver cancer) can often be prevented if the infection is detected early and the patient adheres to the medication regimen.
Maimonides Medical Center Hepatitis C Program offers comprehensive screening, treatment and care for Hep C. Our board-certified physicians are infectious disease and liver experts who treat a wide range of conditions, and provide diagnostic and laboratory testing and treatment services.
The cost of Hepatitis C screening and treatment may be covered by your health insurance plan.
Maimonides Medical Center is one of NYC's pre-eminent healthcare providers, nationally recognized for clinical excellence across all major specialties. We are dedicated to bringing you the most advanced care available-anywhere.
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Call 718-283-7100 to learn more about our Hepatitis C Program and schedule an appointment with one of our physicians.