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  • #30131
    saracita
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    My boyfriend had two successful chemoembolizations of the tumor on his liver at John’s Hopkins. His doctor is called Jean-Francois Geschwind and he is considered one of the very best intervention radiologists. If chemoembolization or theraspheres is a treatment you are looking into, I would recommend contacting Geschwind’s staff at John’s Hopkins. They were very quick to get my boyfriend treated and extremely helpful over the telephone.

    Best of luck,
    Sarah

    #30132
    dlm2010
    Member

    Dear Asif,
    My husband was diagnosed with Cholangiocarcinoma in August 2008. Our surgeon in our hometown made arrangements for us to go to Johns Hopkins in Baltimore, Maryland to hopefully have a liver resection. Our surgeon was great but unfortunately my husband was not able to have the resection because the tumor involved the confluence of the bile duct as well as the portal vein and hepatic artery. The surgeon took out his gall bladder and rebuilt part of his bile duct so he could drain the bile from his liver. He also still has 2 plastic stents in his chest helping to drain. We were very happy with our surgeon. He worked for 8 hours on the tumor but just couldn’t get it all out and it was more involved than what showed up on the imaging tests. The following is our surgeon’s name and contact information:

    Dr. Timothy Pawlik, M.D., M.P.H.
    Division of Surgicial Oncology
    600 N. Wolfe Street
    Halsted 614
    Baltimore, Maryland 21287

    Phone 410-502-2387
    Fax 410-502-2388

    You can find his profile at http://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/surgery/faculty/Pawlik

    I am sorry but I don’t have an email address for him. I would highly recommend Dr. Pawlik. However, if you can’t get an appointment with him, there are other surgeons at Johns Hopkins that perform bilary surgery. Johns Hopkins is experienced in this kind of surgery and research. My husband had excellent care at this hospital. Good luck and I will be thinking of you and your brother.

    #30133
    mahipal33
    Participant

    Dear Asif
    its amazing that your ar fighting this war for your brother with so much passion and devotion. i really pray some doctor should help you out of this situation. as i have gone through the case i would want you to discuss this case first with tumour board of any hospital and then decide upon. as your case is at cross roads and we dont know the direction on which the surgeons or oncologist decide. any way all the best and good luck

    Dr Mahipal

    #30135
    theasif
    Member
    Tess wrote:
    Hello Asif, two leading cc specialists at Mayo follow:

    Dr. Gregory Gores
    gores.gregory@mayo.edu

    Dr. Boris Blechacz
    Blechacz.Boris@mayo.edu

    Appointment Office For Mayo Clinic (Rochester Minnesota)
    1-800-446-2279 (toll free)
    507-284-2111 (advanced appointment desk)

    507-284-8884 (Mayo International Office- they’ll set up appt. for international patients)
    Open 7:30-5:00 Central Standard Time

    Asif, as you are calling/visiting from Pakistan, you’ll want to use the international patient number.

    Wishing you the best,

    Tess

    Dear Tess,

    I am really thank full to your efforts.

    Best Regards
    Asif

    #30134
    theasif
    Member
    devoncat wrote:
    If you look under the section Newly diagnosed (very top of the page) there is a section on major cancer/treatment centers and there is contact and other information there.

    Kris

    Thanks kris,

    I know the newly diagnosed section there is contact information but i need first to discuss my case with specific doctor because i have contacted in Singapore and the heapatobilliary surgeon refuse that he cant do surgeroy now.
    and about newly diagnose section or any other medical web site they said come to hospital and take the appointment. And you know how much is the expenses only travel from Pakistan to USA or UK with residence approximately US$ 40 to 50K so How i can bear all these expenses only for appointment and after doctor will said sorry we can not do any thing.
    Yes if doctor will said ok we can do any thing come here we should travel to anywhere.
    So now i think you understand to my point of view.

    Regards
    Asif

    #30137
    tess
    Member

    Hello Asif, two leading cc specialists at Mayo follow:

    Dr. Gregory Gores
    gores.gregory@mayo.edu

    Dr. Boris Blechacz
    Blechacz.Boris@mayo.edu

    Appointment Office For Mayo Clinic (Rochester Minnesota)
    1-800-446-2279 (toll free)
    507-284-2111 (advanced appointment desk)

    507-284-8884 (Mayo International Office- they’ll set up appt. for international patients)
    Open 7:30-5:00 Central Standard Time

    Asif, as you are calling/visiting from Pakistan, you’ll want to use the international patient number.

    Wishing you the best,

    Tess

    #30136
    devoncat
    Participant

    If you look under the section Newly diagnosed (very top of the page) there is a section on major cancer/treatment centers and there is contact and other information there.

    Kris

    #2485
    theasif
    Member

    Dear All members

    I need the specific information for cholangiocarcinoma treatment in John Hopkins Hospital and Mayo clinic. If any body knows Hepato Biliary Surgeon and Oncologist(Cholangiocarcinoma) of John Hopkins and Mayo Clinic kindly send me the email and direct phone number.
    I am leaving in Paksitan so I need to travel USA if they (docotr) say yes you can treated us so please send me the contact information i need to contact them urgently.
    for case history pleasego to below link
    http://www.cholangiocarcinoma.org/punbb/viewtopic.php?id=3049

    Thanks
    Regards
    Asif

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