...a lot may also depend on what type of insurance your brother has, as it might direct you to a specific area. I think that he should be evaluated for transplantation ASAP and it does sound like he might require hospitalization
I am here in LV, dear one, and know a couple of good doctors. Don't forget we are not far from LA (Cedars-Sinai) or San Diego (UCSD) I have been to both, UCSD has the transplant center, as does Cedars, but I found UCSD to be more aggressive. Just moved home here from a few months in LA, and now my doctors are suggesting Mayo Clinic in AZ? I see my GI on Wed.
There are a few great GIs here. and they do take Medicare. Since you are the sis, write to me at my regular address. I have no fear. ha ha.
***@**** Be my pleasure to talk to you...J
They referred you to Dr. Gish, I am assuming? He was my dr in SD. He recently left UCSD and he is the transplant wizard. My local GI, who I see on Wed., surely knows where he went.
I read your posting in haste, and saw that you DO have a GI...and hope that he Has given your brother a prognosis. ...waiting for your email off site and we can talk.
I don't know how these forums work or how to reply off site. It was a real stretch for me to even post a question here in the first place. Do I need to supply you my email address on this forum or how does this work?
It is so comforting to get a response from you right here in Las Vegas.
The gastroenterologist my brother has been seeing is Dr. Sood in Henderson. He offered no prognosis and did not discuss my brother's condition or would not speculate about possible treatments. He referred my brother to Dr. Kayali at Digestive Associates in North Las Vegas. I have no idea exactly what Dr. Kayali's specialty is, but I am going to call tomorrow and try to learn more.
In the meantime, I am very interested in hearing more about Dr. Gish, the transplant wiz.
Thanks so much for your help.
I am going to send you a message privately on MedHelp. My APOLOGIES not seeing this! I do better off the site, depending on what machine I am using. I very much want to talk to you. Would be my pleasure to even see you..whatever works. God Bless.