A doctor that helps patients succeed

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A doctor that helps patients succeed

by Weadocm on Sun Jul 13, 2008 12:00 AM

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According to message board rules, I cannot post the same message in two spots. For more detail on our latest success story, please see the posting under colon cancer.

My dad was diagnosed with colon cancer with liver mets in 12-2004...more than three years later he is thriving - thanks in large part to Dr. David Geller of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center/Liver Cancer Center.

 On July 22, it will be our three year anniversary that Dr. Geller cut the growing liver cancer out of my Dad. It was a surgery that most doctors never thought would happen. Thanks to Dr. Geller's skill and successfully aggressive surgical techniques, it was done with a very successful outcome.

 No matter where you are - if you think all is lost b/c of the cancer on your liver, please please contact Dr. David Geller. He is a most phenomenal surgeon/liver oncologist but an even more amazing man. 60 Minutes and TIME have realized that according to their recent editions.

 Dr. Geller will email, fax or call with consultation. He will line you up with a great oncologist in your area and help design a treatment that will allow you to have that 'impossible' surgery.

If there is any way to help, he will find it.

HIs info is as follows:

Dr. David A. Geller, MD, FACS Co-Director, UPMC Liver Cancer Center
Richard L. Simmons Professor of Surgery
University of Pittsburgh
 


Thomas E. Starzl Transplantation Institute
3459 Fifth Ave.
UPMC Montefiore, 7 South
Pittsburgh, PA 15213-2582
412-692-2001
Fax: 412-692-2002
E-mail: gellerda@upmc.edu  

 a great website is: http://www.upmc.com/services/livercancercenter

good luck and keep fighting!

RE: A doctor that helps patients succeed

by Nurse_LeAnne on Tue Jul 29, 2008 12:00 AM

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On 7/13/2008 Weadocm wrote:

According to message board rules, I cannot post the same message in two spots. For more detail on our latest success story, please see the posting under colon cancer.

My dad was diagnosed with colon cancer with liver mets in 12-2004...more than three years later he is thriving - thanks in large part to Dr. David Geller of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center/Liver Cancer Center.

 On July 22, it will be our three year anniversary that Dr. Geller cut the growing liver cancer out of my Dad. It was a surgery that most doctors never thought would happen. Thanks to Dr. Geller's skill and successfully aggressive surgical techniques, it was done with a very successful outcome.

 No matter where you are - if you think all is lost b/c of the cancer on your liver, please please contact Dr. David Geller. He is a most phenomenal surgeon/liver oncologist but an even more amazing man. 60 Minutes and TIME have realized that according to their recent editions.

 Dr. Geller will email, fax or call with consultation. He will line you up with a great oncologist in your area and help design a treatment that will allow you to have that 'impossible' surgery.

If there is any way to help, he will find it.

HIs info is as follows:

Dr. David A. Geller, MD, FACS Co-Director, UPMC Liver Cancer Center
Richard L. Simmons Professor of Surgery
University of Pittsburgh
 


Thomas E. Starzl Transplantation Institute
3459 Fifth Ave.
UPMC Montefiore, 7 South
Pittsburgh, PA 15213-2582
412-692-2001
Fax: 412-692-2002
E-mail: gellerda@upmc.edu  

 a great website is: http://www.upmc.com/services/livercancercenter

good luck and keep fighting!


 

Thank you---I need this info for my sister.

LeAnne

RE: A doctor that helps patients succeed

by Harley4 on Sun Jan 04, 2009 12:00 AM

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On 7/13/2008 Weadocm wrote:

According to message board rules, I cannot post the same message in two spots. For more detail on our latest success story, please see the posting under colon cancer.

My dad was diagnosed with colon cancer with liver mets in 12-2004...more than three years later he is thriving - thanks in large part to Dr. David Geller of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center/Liver Cancer Center.

 On July 22, it will be our three year anniversary that Dr. Geller cut the growing liver cancer out of my Dad. It was a surgery that most doctors never thought would happen. Thanks to Dr. Geller's skill and successfully aggressive surgical techniques, it was done with a very successful outcome.

 No matter where you are - if you think all is lost b/c of the cancer on your liver, please please contact Dr. David Geller. He is a most phenomenal surgeon/liver oncologist but an even more amazing man. 60 Minutes and TIME have realized that according to their recent editions.

 Dr. Geller will email, fax or call with consultation. He will line you up with a great oncologist in your area and help design a treatment that will allow you to have that 'impossible' surgery.

If there is any way to help, he will find it.

HIs info is as follows:

Dr. David A. Geller, MD, FACS Co-Director, UPMC Liver Cancer Center
Richard L. Simmons Professor of Surgery
University of Pittsburgh
 


Thomas E. Starzl Transplantation Institute
3459 Fifth Ave.
UPMC Montefiore, 7 South
Pittsburgh, PA 15213-2582
412-692-2001
Fax: 412-692-2002
E-mail: gellerda@upmc.edu  

 a great website is: http://www.upmc.com/services/livercancercenter

good luck and keep fighting!


Hello,

I just had to write to you and I hope everyone reads this as well. You are absolutely right about Dr David. Geller. He is a fantastic surgeon and a wonderful person as well. My mom had a liver resection on 12/9 which Dr. Geller performed. We are from New York but I read a posting of yours months ago and I printed it off and saved it for future reference just in case. I e-mailed Dr. Geller telling him I originally heard of him on this site. I wrote in my e-mail all the details regarding my mother's condition. She is stage IV colon cancer with mets to the liver and lungs. She had a consultation back in April 08 with her present oncology group for a liver resection but at the time it was determined that staying on chemo was the best option for her. That was true at the time. That was also before we had to move to the the third line of chemo, Erbitux but genetic testing detected she has K-ras and would not benefit from using Erbitux.That pushed us forward to Xeloda which kept the lungs stable but did not keep the liver stable. So in November 08 I turned to Dr. Geller for help.  Dr. Geller was very responsive right from the start. He did not make me false promises. He told me to send her last two CT scans to him to review and he would let me know where we stand. To my amazement, he called me on a Saturday afternoon to discuss the scans and took the time to explain to me in detail how her liver was resectable and that he would do it. My mother had her liver resection at UPMC Montefiore, Pittsburgh on 12/9/08 and is doing fine. Make no mistake, she is not done with her battle with cancer but thanks to Dr. Geller she won a round! The two tumors he removed from her liver were the size of golf balls and he successfully removed them with the pathology report confirming the margins were clean. Dr. Geller did promise my mom he would have her home in time for Christmas and we were. What a very blessed Christmas it was. I hope your father is doing well and I want to wish you and your family a very Happy New Year!!

Thank you so much for making your posting(s) about Dr. Geller. I know my mom and your dad are very lucky to have him as one of their doctors.

I hope these postings help others as well.

 

Sincerely,

Harley4

RE: A doctor that helps patients succeed

by Weadocm on Sun Jan 04, 2009 12:00 AM

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Thank you very much for your feedback. I really appreciate it. I always try to share our good fortune with others so others can win as well. Keep me posted. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers!
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