A hepatologist is a physician who specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the liver, gall bladder, pancreas and biliary tree - the path through which bile that is secreted by the liver travels to the duodenum. These organs are responsible for many essential bodily functions, such as production of hormones and enzymes, filtering the blood, detoxifying chemicals, metabolizing drugs, and digesting and processing food.
Common disorders that are treated by hepatologists are cirrhosis of the liver, gallstones, pancreatitis and hepatitis.
The area of Colorado Springs, CO has a population of approximately 1,577,139 people. There is 1 hepatologist near Colorado Springs, which gives it a ratio of 1 hepatologist per 1,577,139 residents or a ratio of 1 hepatologist per 610,578 households. There are 610,578 households in Colorado Springs.