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My brother has diabetes Type 1 since he was 3 years old. He

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My brother has diabetes Type 1 since he was 3 years old. He needs a pancreas transplant. I am thinking of sponsoring him to come here. What are the chances he could get a transplant?
Submitted: 4 months ago.
Category: Endocrinology
Expert:  Dr Chaithanya replied 4 months ago.

Hi,

I'm Dr Chaithanya attending you

I didn't understand your question completely

You mean to ask chances of getting pancreas transplant in US?

Customer: replied 4 months ago.
if he comes from Canada. I sponsor him. How long and what chances does he have to be elegibe for a transplant.
Expert:  Dr Chaithanya replied 4 months ago.

Hi,

The patient have to undergo series of tests for evaluation

It takes to months to complete the tests and to decide if he is eligible

Expert:  Dr Chaithanya replied 4 months ago.

If there are complications like uncontrolled type1 diabetes, he can be eligible

The waiting time is almost 2 years for surgery.

Expert:  Dr Chaithanya replied 4 months ago.

Any further questions please ask me

Request to leave a positive rating at the top right corner of the page, so that I'm compensated for the answer

Any bonus is welcome

Customer: replied 4 months ago.
once he gets here how does getting on the transplant list work? Where and how do I start?
Expert:  Dr Chaithanya replied 4 months ago.

You need to go to a nearby gastroenterologist or Gastroenteric surgeon, who will evaluate your brother and guide you about the next steps

Expert:  Dr Chaithanya replied 4 months ago.
Request to leave a positive rating at the top right corner of the page, so that I'm compensated for the answerAny bonus is welcome
Expert:  Dr Chaithanya replied 4 months ago.

Hi, do you more questions?

Please leave a positive rating

Expert:  Dr Chaithanya replied 4 months ago.

Do you have* more questions?

Customer: replied 4 months ago.
I am not satisfied by your answer. I am an RN. Why would he go to a gastroenterologist? Obviously an endocrinologist would be the specialist. You'll have to do better than you have yet to get a positive review from me.
Expert:  Dr Chaithanya replied 4 months ago.

Dear, gastroenteric surgeon is the one who evaluated whether he is eligible for surgery

Expert:  Dr Chaithanya replied 4 months ago.

I understand, endocrinologist can only evaluate the hormonal status or functionality of present pancreas through some tests

Customer: replied 4 months ago.
He had a pancreas transplant 3 years ago. It rejected and he has a kidney from my sister. I don't want to beat around the bush. I need a straight up answer with direction. Balls in your court
Expert:  Dr Chaithanya replied 4 months ago.

What are his present complications

I don't think he will be eligible for transplant with a previous history of rejection as there will be high chances of rejection again

Expert:  Dr Chaithanya replied 4 months ago.

I'm putting forth all the possibilities here and trying to help you.

For what question you need straight answer from me?

Expert:  Dr Chaithanya replied 4 months ago.

I will answer till your last question as your satisfaction is important to me. Request to leave a positive rating at the end.

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