Dr. Sing Chan and his staff specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of health conditions that affect the liver, including hepatitis and cirrhosis. Primarily serving the residents of Flushing, New York, the doctor also sees patients from other nearby communities as well.
Hepatitis is a condition that affects the liver. It causes inflammation that prevents the liver from functioning properly. Most commonly caused by a virus, it can disrupt how the liver filters impurities from the blood, inhibits the production of bile, prohibits the metabolism of fats, proteins, and carbohydrates, and destroys clotting factors needed to keep the person from hemorrhaging. There is a form of autoimmune hepatitis that causes the patient's own immune system to fight against the body's own liver tissues. Certain medications can also cause a type of hepatitis that acts much in the same way as the viral form.
While there are many different types of hepatitis, the symptoms for each type are similar. Signs of jaundice ( a yellowish tint to the eyes and skin), flu-like symptoms, extreme fatigue, loss of appetite, abdominal pain, and unexpected weight loss are common symptoms of liver malfunction that is the result of any of the types of hepatitis. Symptoms can range from mild to severe and may appear gradually over time. The most common sign that finally denotes a problem with the liver is the yellowish or orange tint to the eyes and skin. A person's urine may also turn very dark and have a distinct odor. Stools may become very pale due to the lack of bilirubin being produced.
Certain types of hepatitis can be prevented. Alcohol use, as well as certain types of medications, can cause hepatitis or hepatitis-like symptoms. Reducing the amount of alcohol consumed or avoiding certain medications may alleviate the symptoms. If viral hepatitis is the type in question, it is important to not share needles, toothbrushes, or any other item that may have come in contact with another person's blood. Hepatitis can also be contracted through foods that have not been cleaned. Many types of hepatitis can be prevented if proper precautions are taken. At this time, vaccinations are available to prevent certain types of hepatitis.
"Dr. Chan is an excellent Doctor very compassionate and caring I even ask him for advise on other health matters I trust him with my life."
"Doctor Sing Chan was my doctor for a year and I can say he is the best gastro and family doctor"
"Best doctor I've ever had...he is kind and always spends quality time with his patients, He is smart and keeps up with the latest medical techniques and care"
"Dr. Sing Chan is such a nice doctor. I have been his patient for 15 years , he gives excellent care to me and always follows ups after his procedures"
"Very pleasant atmosphere... Dr. Chan has great bedside manner and made me feel comfortable and at ease. I'll definitely be coming back for future problems!"
"Dr. Chan took the time to outline the procedure and I felt very comfortable. Would highly recommend!"
"He been my doctor for over 30 years. I have complete trust with him. I just wish there were others like him"
"This office is the best. Everyone is sincerely trying to help. Dr. Chan is a great doctor and his staff are top-notch"
"I was very pleased with the entire experience. I recommend Dr Chan and his office without hesitation"
"The office is a very friendly atmosphere, waiting time is very minimal. Dr. Chan is very thorough in his diagnosis and very patient and answers all of your questions "