• Edward A. Mena, MD

    Edward A. Mena, MD

  • Our office staff

    Our office staff

  • Iman, PA at her desk

    Iman, PA at her desk

  • Yvette, office manager, at her desk

    Yvette, office manager, at her desk

Our Services

We treat a wide range of liver diseases including:

Cirrhosis

Cirrhosis is a late stage condition where the liver does not function properly, usually due to long term damage caused by alcohol, hepatitis B, hepatitis C and non–alcoholic fatty liver disease.

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Hepatitis C

Hepatitis C remains a silent epidemic throughout the United States.  It is estimated that 5.3 million Americans are living with viral hepatitis and don’t even know it.

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Hepatic Encephalopathy

Hepatic Encephalopathy is an injury to the brain caused by cirrhosis or acute liver failure.

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Fatty Liver Disease

Fatty liver is the most common liver disease. An Estimated 30 Million Americans have fatty liver disease. Fatty liver is a diagnosis of exclusion which means we have to eliminate other types of liver disease.

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Hepatitis

Hepatitis is an inflammation of the liver. It can be caused by multiple ideologies such as excess alcohol consumption, viral infection such as Hepatitis A, B and C, and most commonly obesity, diabetes and a bad cholesterol level.

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Liver Cancer

We treat all types of Liver cancer here at the Pasadena Liver Center, with a focus on cancers related to cirrhosis.

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Hepatitis B

Hepatitis B is a DNA virus that affects approximately 1.25 million Americans. There are over 350 million people worldwide who are infected and living with this chronic illness.

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Get an accurate diagnosis without a liver biopsy with our FibroScan

The gold standard for determining the extent of liver damage was through a liver biopsy. The procedure for a liver biopsy involves inserting a needle in between the ribs over the liver and extracting a small portion of the liver.  That piece is then reviewed under a microscope and the extent of liver injury is evaluated. This is known as Fibrosis which has 4 stages.  Stage 4 is cirrhosis or hardening of the liver. However, we have new technology that is able to place a probe over the liver. The stage of Fibrosis is determined without having to remove a piece of liver. This is non-invasive and causes no bodily harm to the patient. This technology is known as Fibro-Scan and uses transient elastography to measure liver stiffness. We have this technology at Pasadena Liver Center. The procedure takes about 15 minutes. The Patient needs to be fasting for 3 hours. This procedure is covered by most insurance and HMO’s.

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We have a dedicated Physician Assistant who has completed over 300 FibroScans.  I believe that this diagnostic tool is more accurate and it causes no bodily harm.  You can schedule your FibroScan 3 times a week by appointment only.

Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday – 8:45am to 10:30am
Tuesday Afternoon – 1:00pm to 2:00pm (Outside referral or no follow up needed)

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301 S. Fair Oaks Ave, Ste 405
Pasadena, CA 91105

Phone: (626) 440-7325

Fax: (626) 440-7310

Hospital Affiliations

  • Huntington Hospital
  • White Memorial Medical Center

Affiliations with:

  • USC Liver Transplant Team
  • Cedars Sinai Liver Transplant Team

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