Dr Mayank Agarwal

Dr. Mayank Agarwal is a reputed Gastroenterologist and a super-specialist in the field of Hepatology. He completed his MBBS from Assam Medical College and Hospital in 2009, MD (Medicine) from Gauhati Medical College in 2014 and DM (Gastroenterology) from GB Pant Hospital in 2019 is a GOLD MEDALIST from the university.

What is a Liver disease ?

The liver is necessary for digestion and detoxification of the body, and is also vital to the body’s metabolic and immune systems. It is the heaviest organ of the human body and hence, requires special care. 

Liver disease can have multiple causes including but not limited to – hereditary (genetic), infection, lifestyle factors (obesity, alcohol overuse, exposure to toxins) and overuse of medication. If detected early, liver damage can be reversed by making lifestyle changes, however, late stage liver cancer can lead to scarring (cirrhosis), and ultimately liver disease (which can be fatal), and may require surgery or a liver transplant. 

The most common types of liver disease are:

  • Hepatitis: Inflammation of the liver
  • Cirrhosis: Cirrhosis is scarring caused by liver disorders and other sources of liver injury, such as alcoholism, cystic fibrosis, and syphilis, though the latter two are considerably rarer.
  • Liver cancer: Cancer which begins in the liver is called liver cancer. It is called secondary liver cancer when cancer begins elsewhere in the body but spreads to the liver. Hepatocellular carcinoma is the most frequent kind of liver cancer.
  • Liver failure: Chronic liver failure occurs when a large portion of your liver is damaged and unable to function normally, often resulting in death.
  • Ascites: Ascites is the accumulation of fluid in your abdomen, which is frequently caused by severe liver disease. The additional fluid causes your stomach to expand.
  • Gallstones: The gallbladder is a tiny, pear-shaped organ located directly under the liver on the right side of the abdomen. Gallstones are hardened deposits of digestive fluid in the gallbladder.
  • Fatty liver disease: Fat build-up in the liver can lead to fatty liver disease. It is of two types: alcoholic fatty liver disease and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease.
  • Autoimmune diseases: These occur when your immune system erroneously attacks healthy cells in your body.

Symptoms of liver disease vary according to the severity of the disease, and from one individual’s prognosis to another. In some cases, symptoms may not even be very apparent.

Signs to take notice of are: 

  • Jaundice (yellowing of the eyes and skin)
  • Pain or swelling in the abdomen
  • Itching of the skin
  • Leg and ankle swelling
  • Dark-colored urine
  • Light-colored stool
  • Encephalopathy, a brain issue resulting in fatigue, perplexity or agitation, and generalised malaise
  • Vomiting or nausea
  • Appetite loss
  • Easy bruising

Our team of expert Gastroenterologists at the Apollo Clinic are wholly dedicated to help people with gastroenterological conditions (a disorder of the digestive system) to get back on the road to wellness. Our clinic houses experts in hepatology, radiology, pathology, liver surgery, and other specialties. Many patients with digestive issues have chronic diseases, and we are more than well-equipped to provide them with on-going treatment throughout their lifetimes. We also offer a range of high-quality services for inpatients and outpatients, in highly comfortable and enriching surroundings. Our gastroenterology team headed by Dr Mayank Agarwal are equipped with the latest cutting-edge technology to deal with conditions related to gastroenterology with a comprehensive and holistic approach.





Experience : 12+ years

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Dr mayank Agarwal



Experience : 12+ years

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