Nicholas Procaccini
Nicholas Procaccini, M.D.

Nicholas Procaccini, M.D.

Nicholas Procaccini, M.D.
Specialty

Gastroenterology, Hepatology

Clinical Interests / Special Procedures Performed

Celiac Sprue Disease, Colon Cancer, Colon Cancer Screening, Colonoscopy, Crohn's Disease, Endoscopy, Familial Colon Cancer, Gastro-Esophageal Reflux, Gastrointestinal Cancer, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Liver Disease, Pancreatabiliary Systems, Pancreatic Cancer DX, Ulcerative Colitis

  • Accepting Children: No
  • Accepting New Patients: Yes
  • Accepting Medicare: Yes
  • Accepting Medicaid/DSHS: Yes
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Medical School

University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA

Residency

University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA

Fellowship(s)

University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA

What you should know about Hepatitis B or C on World Hepatitis Day

Break out the champagne and streamers—it’s World Hepatitis Day! Okay, so it might not sound like much of party, but if you are one of the millions of people with viral Hepatitis there is no reason to be a wallflower.

Over 500 million people around the world are infected with either Hepatitis B or C, the two most common forms of chronic viral Hepatitis. Both Hepatitis B and C are viruses that can cause chronic inflammation in the liver. Over the course of years this can lead to scarring in the liver and ultimately cirrhosis—severe scarring and fibrosis of the liver where liver function can be comprised. Additionally, these chronic viruses, particularly Hepatitis B, can increase the risk of developing a primary cancer of the liver called hepatocellular cancer. The liver, unlike, say, the appendix, is a vital organ that—among other functions—stores and helps process nutrients, detoxifies and filters blood, and produces blood coagulants. In short, the liver is vital to life and a failing liver absent a liver transplant means trouble.

The best first step to combating these viruses is awareness. It is important to know the risk factors for these viruses and get tested if you are at risk. Hepatitis B and C differ somewhat in risk factors and transmission. With an estimated 350 million people worldwide who are carriers (most commonly in Asia and Africa), chronic Hepatitis B is the most common chronic virus of the liver. It is most often transmitted by birth or through blood-borne or sexual contact. Hepatitis B is not transmitted through ....

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Gastroenterology - Ballard
Swedish Tallman Professional Clinic
5350 Tallman Ave., N.W., Suite 304
Seattle, WA 98107
Phone: 206-215-4250
Fax: 206-215-4252

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1221 Madison St.
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Seattle, WA 98104
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