There is a ray of hope on cholangiocarcinoma and I truly believe this as all doors were shut for us until the miracle surgery was performed on my Mom two weeks ago.
My mother diagnosed with Hilar Cholangiocarcinoma (common bile duct cancer) in the USA after she was hospitalised for obstructive jaundice. We consulted 4 HBP onco surgeons in the USA and all had concluded that her cancer cannot be resected by surgery. We were told that she had approx 6-8 months to live. Her cancer had also metastised to breast as well.
Hearing that she had 6-8 months left, I reached out to hand full of best surgeons in the world who have performed surgeries on cholangiocarcinoma. Finally shortlisted 4 HBP surgeons around the world who have performed these surgeries, whipple procedures, etc more than 200+ times and have been very successful. Here is where I came across Dr Jagannath from Lilavati Hospital. I moved my mom to India and got her to see him and his team in a hope for treatment.
My mom visited him and he performed all the tests along with CT scans, PET scans, etc. We were told that she is resectable and they would resect left lobe of the liver. Also during surgery if it was observed that her cancer has spread to right half of liver then they would close her back up and discontinue the operation.
Finally here is where we are today with my Mom successfully operated by Dr Jagannath and his team of 4 experienced surgeons. My mom is currently recovering today out of ICU and I believe that if anyone is out there who you should trust with Cholangiocarcinoma then I would definitely recommend Dr Jagannath from Lilavati.
We had no hope 3 weeks ago and now we are very proud of extra life that has been gifted to my mom. To all out there, I would definitely recommend visiting Dr Jagannath in Mumbai.