My family and I are under the gun to decide whether we are flying to MD Anderson or Sloane Kettering in NYC for my mom's first debulking surgery (age 80, stage 4, diagnosed May 4). While I was staying in the hospital with mom during her two week admission for ostomy surgery, atrial fibrillation of the heart, chemo and a port placement dad found appointments with a couple doctors. One is Dr. Charles Levenback at MD Anderson, and the other one is Dr. Dennis Chi at Sloane Kettering.
If Chi is only surgery as some are saying who is good at Sloane for chemo?
(We are currently in Hawaii but not pleased with the options here. She has a home in CA but we are not huge fans, for the surgery, of UCSF or Stanford... perhaps chemo after and follow up there. We are a family of 3 and can travel together, so she'll have support. We can afford accommodation.)
Dr. Charles Levenback at MD
Dr. Dennis Chi at Sloane Kettering
My folks are drawn to going to MD Anderson because New York is expensive and loud etc., less far away. I am concerned about the fact that Chi seems to have made his main focus the surgery and it's aspects and Levenback's title is "Chief Quality Officer" which is an administrative position, and his studies are not really that clearly surgery focused.
I am not sure if there would have been someone better suited at Anderson.
Does anyone have any feedback? Thank you.