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Does anyone have recommendations about surgeons/oncologists in Chicago?

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Hi,
Dr. John Brems 1-847-695-6600; excellent liver and abdominal surgeon,clinical professor of surgery,Loyola University  in Chicago. I was his patient 2 years ago.But most importantly, he is well respected by his peers in the GI surgical filed.He is currently  also the surgical director of Center for Advanced Liver and Pancreatic Care at ShermanHealth System.
God bless.

Please know that my personal opinion is not intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. If  provided, information are for educational purposes.Consult doctor is a MUST for changing of treatment plans.

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Hi everyone!  My brother Bruce (Pittsburgh, PA) has an outstanding trio of doctors:

Surgeon:  Dr. Wallis Marsh (UPMC)
Oncologist:  Dr. Stanley Marks (UPMC - Hillman Center)
General Physician:  Dr. Jim Gleason

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For folks in the Santa Cruz-Monterey Bay Area, I have been treated/advised by the following physicians:

   1) Dr. Michael Yen: Oncology (Santa Cruz)

   2) Dr. Jay Meisel: Radiation Oncology (Santa Cruz)

   3) Dr. Lester Miller: Internist,Rheumatology (Santa Cruz)

   4) Dr. Carlos Esquivel: Stanford Hospital, Surgery Center

   5) Dr. George Fisher: Stanford Hospital, Cancer Center

Resources are limited in this area, we are fortunate to be near Stanford.  Dr. Fisher is an authority on CC.  Dr. Miller has practiced and taught for forty years, and is my local "go to guy" for advice.

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Thanks so much.  This particular thread established by patients and caretakers has become one important resource to others searching for physicians familiar with this disease.
It could not have happened without "you."
Thanks to all,
Marion

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Head to St. Louis!! Dr. William Chapman at Barnes-Jewish St. Louis MO.  He is one of the best (google him), he saved my life twice, I am a CC survivor because of God and him, and that is exactly how he would list it!
Lots of prayers-Cathy
Read my story at thetelegraph.com under christmas miracle

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Thanks Cathy.

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Again I would like to revive this thread. 
Thanks much,
Marion

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I am sure he is listed on here. 
Dr. Myron Schwartz 
Mt. Sinai Hospital , NY City

He saved my mother's life.

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Hi again,
just want to make sure that we keep this thread updated.  Thank you everyone for your kindness.
Marion

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Hi all, just want to revive this thread once more.

Thanks much,
Marion

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Hi everyone. I got my liver resection at University of Pittsburgh David Geller (wonderful)

However I live in Portland Oregon, therefore my oncologist is Gina Vaccaro

Best of Luck!
Susie

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Thanks, Susie.

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I was being treated at Mayo in Minnesota but changed last year to Regions Cancer Care Center in St Paul Minnesota. I see Dr Randy Hurley and am very pleased with him.

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Thanks, Jamie.

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Hi all....just thought to revive this posting again. 
Thanks much,
Marion

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My daughter, Lauren, receives her care at The University of Michigan Hospitals .
Her oncologist is Dr. Mark Zalupski.
Her liver specialist and surgeon (if she is ever able to have surgery) is Dr. Christopher Sonnenday.
Dr. Zalupski is more to the point kind of doctor. Dr. Sonnenday is very warm and caring.

My beautiful daughter, Lauren Patrice, will live on in my heart forever.

My comments, suggestions, and opinions are based on my experience as a caretaker for my daughter, Lauren and from reading anything I can get my hands on about Cholangiocarcinoma. Please consult a physician for professional guidance.

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Thanks, Pamela.

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Providing some info for SoCal readers. My sister (32 at the time) had a Whipple performed in 2009 and adjuvant chemo (Gemzar/Xeloda) for 6 months (2 weeks on, 1 off). So far we've been working through the UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center and have had no problem with their aggressive planning and decisive nature. Currently investigating radiation oncologists and others for more variety in opinions.

Dr. Oscar Joe Hines, surgeon, UCLA
Dr. Edward Garon, chemotherapy oncologist, UCLA
Dr. Percy Lee, prospective radiation oncologist, UCLA

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Thank you, baroque

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Hi. Dad is in Lexington, KY. Here are his doctors:

Oncologist: Dr. Willliam Camp, Lexington Clinic
Surgeon: Dr. William Walton
Radiologist: Dr. Shailendra Chopra

Though it's a smaller clinic than the major cancer centers, we can't say enough good things about his doctors and the care he's gotten there.

Second opinions:

University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Center. Dr. Philip A. DeSimone.

Cleveland Clinic: Dr. Dale Shepard

We really, really liked Dr. Shepard. We left the appointment with more clarity about the situation than we'd had in the 2 months since dad's diagnosis.

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Thank you,goodheartedmommy

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Hi all....thought to revive this again.

thanks much

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I'm seeing a local oncologist in Huntsville AL, and then I got to MD Anderson to see Dr. Javle. We will be going next month for scans and meeting with him again.

~Tiffany~ 31 years young wink Fighting CC since 10-27-2011
Wife to Brian; Mommy to Carter (8) and Madison (4)
http://tiffanyschwantes.wordpress.com/
Liver transplant 7-9-2013

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Thanks Tiffany

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