What Patients Are Saying About GI Solutions of Chicago, Illinois
I have been a patient of Dr. Ohri since 1986. He was the gastroenterologist on call when I was a patient at Res. He was the only doctor who said I could keep my colon inside of me. If it wasn't for him helping me through these years who knows what would have happened. He is patient, professional, knowledgeable and has a caring manner. He listens, no matter how many questions I have had he answers all of them. I have referred several friends to him and everyone has nothing but high praise for his ability as a doctor. My mom's doctor misdiagnosed her gall bladder issue and just kept giving her Vicodin for the pain. I had her see Dr. Ohri, after 5 minutes he said it was her gall bladder and in 2 days she had the surgery. If it wasn't for his outstanding diagnostic skills she would not be here today. I cannot say enough about how outstanding a doctor he is as well as the entire staff at GI Solutions of IL. NSM
Dr. Ohri figures out the cause of my stomach problems and got the appropriate treatment going. To this day my stomach issues are farther and fewer between. I am so thankful to have Dr. Ohri as part of my care team.
You probably saved my life and I just wanted to say thanks!
I'm sure you don't remember, but around 2001 I was brought into the emergency room after loosing conciseness on a flight into O'Hare. I had a bleeding ulcer caused by NSAID. I had one hell of a physical when I was in the hospital and you took great care of me. However, that wasn't the real problem. My liver panel AST/ALT was high and you said - "you've had your last drink." And I did! I researched out the best liver centers in the world and ended up at Northwestern. I had cirrhosis , and the protocol calls for a CT every year because of a 3-4% of those with cirrhosis develop cancer HCC.
Fast forward to 2008. Northwestern found a small lesion on my liver, and over the years it grew. Finally it was large enough to biopsy. On the third biopsy, in 2009, it was determined it was HCC and I was placed on the liver transplant list. 18 Months later I had a cadaver liver. I was transplanted on March 1, 2011, 5 years ago, and I wanted to reach out to you so you could hear the rest of the story. 102 days after my transplant the FAA gave me my license back. 90 Days after transplant I took my yearly 30 day vacation in Canada. I was healthy both before and after the transplant
I have been very active in the transplant community ever since. I Chair the external board for Transplant Medicine at Northwestern. I do a great deal of public speaking, mentor patients, and currently chairing the efforts on our $10 Mil Endowment for Transplant medicine research at Northwestern. I also work with patients helping them find living donors for liver and kidney. (There is no liver or kidney shortage, it's an issue of allocation, but I digress) I am very good at what I do. I guess what I'm saying is, there is a reason for everything.
So there is a very happy ending and I just wanted to share it with you. By luck, you were on duty the night I arrived at the ER. The nurses all told me how lucky I was to have you as a doctor.
Keep in mind I am available for you or your patients if transplant is a discussion item. I know how to navigate the system in both the USA and Canada. I personally know the heads of most of the tier one centers and I know the the transplant MELDS at the various centers. This is what I do and I make it happen. And there is NO reason why someone has to die waiting for a liver or Kidney.!!
I blogged my entire experience. It is here: https://flyme33.wordpress.com . But it all started with you on a rainy evening.
For many years I lived on antacids for heartburn, suffered constant discomfort and bloating. I am now pain-free, thanks to the esophageal TIF procedure performed by Dr. Ohri. - Margaret Dyson