Kim, glad you're still doing well.
The unusual things surrounding my surgery are my age (70 at the time), and cardiac condition (severe heart attack in 2001, followed by emergency by-pass and mitral valve repair at Columbia done by Mehmet Oz, another of CPMC's superheroes. I had several VT (cardiac) events during the liver surgery, but both were handling by Dr. H. Thomas Lee, a anesthetist, who had been a cardiac anesthetist in an earlier life. I've been very fortunate!
This is a link to a NY Times article about one of Dr. Kato's most challenging surgeries:
http://www.nytimes.com/2009/12/15/healt … amp;st=cse
I just looked ... same link as first post in this thread. My bad!
Hospitals/Doctors Link, Our Experiences: http://www.cholangiocarcinoma.org/punbb/viewtopic.php?id=3126 See page 4 of thread for Dr. Tomoaki Kato info.
Major USA Cancer Centers: http://www.cholangiocarcinoma.org/majorcancercenters.htm