Doctor Q&A for Dr. Stephen Cheng

A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Cheng
35 years experience Transplant Surgery
Treatment is needed: A positive CMV PCR test in itself doesn't mean a patient is sick from a CMV infection, but most centers will treat that patient preemptively, before s ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Cheng
35 years experience Transplant Surgery
Yes: If you have to ask that question (based on your bf's past history), then the answer is yes, he should be tested.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Cheng
35 years experience Transplant Surgery
Test for Hep C: I'm not sure what you meant by taking chances. That aside, if a healthy person is exposed to hepatitis c and becomes infected with it, blood tests can ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Cheng
35 years experience Transplant Surgery
Took chances?: I'm not sure what you meant by taking chances. That aside, if a healthy person is exposed to hepatitis c and becomes infected with it, blood tests can ... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Cheng
35 years experience Transplant Surgery
Yes, but...: Be very careful with choosing the transplant center to have these operations. The donor operation is risky with a steep learning curve. Complication ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Cheng
35 years experience Transplant Surgery
A lot: Organ rejection is a complex and not entirely understood immunologic process. Different immunosuppressive drugs are designed to interrupt different p ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Cheng
35 years experience Transplant Surgery
Yes: The chance of developing acute rejection decreases over time after an organ transplant, so often the dosage and number of immunosuppressive drugs need ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Cheng
35 years experience Transplant Surgery
Hard to say: Many medications, including anti-parasitic agents, are processed by the liver and their metabolites can be injurious to the liver and cause the liver ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Cheng
35 years experience Transplant Surgery
Cells and vessels: A hypervascular mass in the liver is a tumor, which is made up of cells (benign or malignant) and their support structure (fibrous stroma and blood ve ... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Cheng
35 years experience Transplant Surgery
Yes: There are bile ducts both inside and outside the liver that drain the bile from the liver to the intestines.
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