Need second opinion from gastroenterologist

Posted by dc10 @dc10, Fri, Mar 8 6:25am

I live a few hours from the Cleveland Clinic but plan to seek a second opinion from a gastroenterologist there. My difficulty is repeated bowel obstructions. Can anyone recommend a doctor that they have seen? Thank you so much!

Was glad to see this question as I am hoping to see a Gastroentronologist at Cleveland Clinic also. My problem is major cramping in the upper abdomen after I eat anything…and a huge weight loss. Have been able to eat very little since October and am down nearly 40 pounds in the last 6 months. Any meds they try with me only make me worse!! I am desperately looking for a really good Gastroentronologist! If anyone has one you have used from Cleveland Clinic, please share your experience!! Thank you and God bless you!!

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@sciograndma

Was glad to see this question as I am hoping to see a Gastroentronologist at Cleveland Clinic also. My problem is major cramping in the upper abdomen after I eat anything…and a huge weight loss. Have been able to eat very little since October and am down nearly 40 pounds in the last 6 months. Any meds they try with me only make me worse!! I am desperately looking for a really good Gastroentronologist! If anyone has one you have used from Cleveland Clinic, please share your experience!! Thank you and God bless you!!

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I was able to get an appointment with Dr. Benjamin Click, a gastroenterologist at the Cleveland Clinic. Have not seen him yet, but I was told that he specializes in bowel obstruction so hopefully it will be a productive visit. I read all of the comments about him on the website

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I have the same problem I lost 45 pounds since June 2018. I am in buffalo New York if anyone knows good g.i please tell me. The 1st g.i keeps found a fold that got tested and came back with the results of intestinal metaplasia. No h. Pylori and no dysplasia. He found it in the lower stomach near pylorus. He said he doesn’t see signs of acid reflux and how I should be watched every 3 years. He didn’t put me on meds or anything. It took him 3 endoscopes to find this. I feel as if he missed it in the 1st 2. I am worried I will get cancer down the road. I don’t smoke or drink. I eat healthy. No history of cancer that I know of. Does anyone know what’s going on and is there away to prevent this from going into cancer or reverse it to normal cells?

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1st picture. This was after he stretched out my vocal cords. Here’s a screen shot of the area he found it. He said it was just this spot and i should be fine. I don’t believe him. Because no where say anything about this being fine down the road. This was his 3rd scope. He ignore the vocal cords and my ents. Think my vocal cords was swelling because of acid reflux and Gerd. One g.i thought so. But then the other g.i that did the biopsy. did a bravo capsule and said no signs of reflux. I asked him to do biopsy of all areas including this same area. He came back with results of nothing. In every area. But he did not do biopsy or take pictures of the same area this mold was found. He only tells me it looked smooth and there was no need to biopsy the same area the fold was found. 2nd was after the fold got tested for intestinal metaplasia. Look at my vocal cords. Please tell me where I can find a expert.

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@dc10, @sciograndma, @jestride
I came upon your post this morning, and I see that you have all recently joined Mayo Clinic Connect. I am happy to meet you and to welcome you.
Mayo Connect is where patients share experiences and ask question and seek answers. We are not medical experts and we do not give medical advice. I am a transplant patient, myself, and I am not familiar with the issues that you are diiscussing. However, I do understand the fear and uncertainty that come while seeking good medical care and answers.
In your search to find answers/second opinion and find a specialist, I would like to share a discussion where other members have offered their experience with seeking a new specialist. I hope that you can find some useful information.

https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/your-tips-on-how-to-get-off-to-the-best-start-with-a-new-specialist/?pg=1#comment-240765

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