Saturday, December 15, 2012

Clinics and Doctors Who Perform Fecal Microbiota Transplantation

We are compiling a list of doctors and hospitals around the world who have performed fecal microbiota transplants - the list will grow as more doctors start to use this procedure on their ailing patients.

We would love your help in compiling this list, so a comment with a name of a doctor/physician/medical professional and any information you can give would be very much appreciated!

Please don't try this procedure without qualified medical guidance and advice. It is essential that fecal doners be screened for various diseases including some which are contageous. This is why a list of doctors who are familiar with the procedure is important, so that those of you who feel fecal microbiota transplantation could be beneficial to you can seek out appropriate medical advice.

Doctors from around the world are listed below:

Australia

Professor Thomas Borody,
Centre For Digestive Diseases
Five Dock, Sydney

USA

Dr Lawrence J Brandt
Montefiore Medical Center
111 East 210th Street
Rosenthal Pavilion
Bronx, NY 10467
 
Wilfred Lee, MD
Gastroenterology
Internal Medicine
St Francis Medical Centre
2907 Keystone
Cape Girardeau, MO 63701

Dr. Alexander Khoruts
Gastroenterology (GI) Clinic
Phillips-Wangensteen Building
Clinic 1E
516 Delaware St. SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Sudhir K. Dutta, M.D.
Division Head of Gastroenterology,
Sinai Hospital of Baltimore
2411 W. Belvedere Avenue, Suite 305
Baltimore, MD 21215
Phone: 410-601-5392


 
Dr David Shepard
Tampa Endoscopy Center
4809 North Armenia Avenue
Suite 100
Tampa, Florida, 33603-1436
Phone:  (813) 658-5037
 

Canada

Dr Michael Silverman
Lakeridge Health
1 Hospital Court
Oshowa
Ontario, Canada
905-721-4717

UK 

Taymount Clinic
Clinic Director is Glenn Taylor
1/F, 16a High Street
Hitchin, Hertfordshire
SG6 1AT United Kingdom
Email Contact: enquiries@taymount.com
Website:
http://www.taymount.com

Telephone: 0044 1462 712500
 


If you are trying to find a doctor who has had past experience in performing fecal microbiota transplants please comment in the box stating the area you live and how far you would be willing to travel for treatment and we will endeavour to locate an appropriate medical professional for you.



40 comments:

  1. Yes i would like to know of doctors in my area. I'm will to travel 100 miles.
    Jerome Edwards
    Baltimore, MD

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  2. Hi Jerome! I hope this helps - this doctor has had prior experience in fecal microbiota transplants. There is a video here on him and a patient with amazing success http://www.abcactionnews.com/dpp/news/health/Doctors-say-a-fecal-transplant-saved-a-dying-woman's-life and http://www.lifebridgehealth.org/Sinai/SinaiDivisionofGastroenterology.aspx

    Sudhir K. Dutta, M.D.
    Sinai Hospital of Baltimore
    2435 W. Belvedere Ave, Ste 51
    Baltimore, MD 21215
    Phone (410) 601-5392

    Would love to hear of your outcome! All the very best to you!

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  3. I live in Florida- Anyone in the state doing this? Thanks, Andrea

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  4. Hi, i am interested in finding a doctor that will use FMT to treat ulcerative colitis.
    My name is Renee and i am in Dayton,oh. I would prefer to be within a couple hundred miles of home, but i am willing to travel farther.

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    1. Hello, curious- did you ever find a doctor? I have UC and am in Columbus OH. Would LOVE to find a doctor willing to do this. Mine shuts me down left and right...

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  5. In Florida, try
    http://tampaendocenter.com/physicians/r-david-shepard-md

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  6. Hi have any of the doctors performed transplant on autistic children to help with gastrointestinal issues and any outcomes reported. Regards chris

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  7. I just had the transplant done in tampa by Dr. Shepard. I really like him - he's a great doctor!~

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    1. Can you e=mail his phone number to me? I am in dire need of this transplant. On fourth round of antibiotics and very little success. My address is ayalal@verizon.net. I would be very appreciative for your response.

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  8. I am looking for a doctor who will perform FMT for my 10 year old daughter with Crohn's. I can find many doctors who will perform the procedure in adults but not children. So far, I have found 1 ND- Dr. Mark Davis in Portland, OR who will do the FMT with a pediatric patient. I'm willing to travel worldwide but obviously the closer the better. We are in Victoria, B.C. Canada.
    Thank you!

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  9. My 3 yr old Grandson's Fecal implant was just blocked by the FDA. This little guy has been sick for over a year! He's been in the hospital several times - seen many doctors, been on Vancomyacin until it just plain doesn't work anymore. And what does all this medicine do to this little guys insides? So why would the FDA block or put something on hold that could possibly cure him and give him and his parents their lives back again? Frustrated in Minnesota! Bonnie K

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    1. Hi Bonnie!

      I am really sorry to hear of your grandson's plight. I have a medical paper in which a 2 year old girl was cured of c-diff and her symptoms disappeared 36 hours after the fecal transplant. http://pediatrics.aappublications.org/content/126/1/e239.full - is it possible your grandson's physician can present this medical paper to the FDA? Failing that, Dr Mark Davis of Bright Medicine Clinic does apparently treat pediatric patients - he may be able to treat or advise you on treatment for your precious grandson - his web address is http://www.fecalmicrobiotatransplantation.com

      FMT definitely works, and it works quickly - the main problem is getting a suitable doner who's stool and blood tests are all negative for nasty bacteria, parasites and other pathogens (including HIV, HEP B and C).

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    2. Anyone know if there are any doc's in California or states nearby doing the implants. Thanks, Carlo

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    3. I just read on the internet that the FDA has lifted their block on FMT transplants

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  10. I need a doctor who performs fmt in amsterdam

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  11. I have antibiotic caused C Diff following surgery and have had 5 recurrences. Currently on Vancomycin, but my symptoms recur within 2 days of the medication protocol. Was referred to a specialist who said I was a definite candidate for the fecal transplant BUT the FDA has halted this treatment. Is there a hospital or physician authorized to perform this procedure in SW Missouri? Thank you for any hope.

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  12. I am trying to find a physician in the Winchester VA area for my 81 year old mother. She has been on several antibiotics, Flagyl, Vancomycin, Riflaxamin, to name a few. Started her 8th treatment on Monday, July 8th, with Alinia. Has been dealing with this since February 2013 after a hip replacement.

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  13. My name is Steven and I am looking for a physician to perform an FMT in California. I live in San Diego but would be willing to travel to wherever the closest clinic might be. Please respond to stevenyork@hotmail.com. Thank you so much.

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  14. Is there a clinic in Mississippi that performs the fecal transplant? My daughter needs any alternative to colon removal.
    Florida would be okay, but something closer to home (south MS) would be better because of her two children.

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    1. Fawcett Hospital in Port Charlotte Florida. Contact Christine Garcia. Just got mine done there on September 9th. Hope it helps. I FEEL BETTER ALREADY.

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    2. I have an appointment with Joseph Sovi there at Port Charlotte for the FMT consult in a few weeks. How are you doing now? Did he just do a colonoscopy or enemas also the next day? What was the cost and does he have a protocol or requirements for getting it. I am on my 3rd round of meds. I am taking Dificid without improvement and will start Vanco again in 2 days.

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  15. Is there anywhere else in the UK/anywhere that I can be referred to on the NHS? the Taymount clinic only performs an enema, it's not state of the art scope or nasogastric placement or anything, £4k seems a bit steep for that! Many thanks

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  16. Is there anyone else in New York City who performs F.M.T. beside the doctor above who is in the Bronx? I would appreciate some other doctors who are doing it in case he does not take my insurance. This is my third time getting C-Diff in 3 years along with Ulcerative Colitis. On Flagyl now but want to stop taking it as I believe it is making my hearing loss worse. Thank you.

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  17. You guys should try it at home yourselves first Then if it doesn't work, get a Dr. to do it. Some Dr. will consult with you from a distance via email / phone while you perform the transplant at home. Its not difficult but is messy the first time until you get used to it.

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    1. There is no way that a fecal transplant should be attempted without thorough testing of a donor. I cannot stress this enough! Parasites and nasty bacteria need to be ruled out in the donor as well as a range of blood tests including HIV, Hep B and C. The fecal transplant guide book is recommended for those wishing to do this at home - there is a link on the top right hand side of this page for the book which retails at $17.99. The book has excellent information and is written by a woman who's son is considered to be cured of severe crohn's disease.

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  18. I live in Chicago,IL and am looking for a doctor in my area for FMT. I am willing to travel 100 miles. Please contact me at nzirko@hotmail.com

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  19. I am looking for a physician in or around Pittsburgh, Pa who performs FMT. Do you know of any? Reach me at kldennis5@yahoo.com. Thanks

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  20. THE TESTING FOR THE DONOR IS ABOUT $1200.00 Both Quest and Labcor were willing to discount up to 50%. I just had my transplant after suffering repeated life threatening infections in the past 8 months. PLEASE HAVE YOUR DONOR TESTED! You could be trading one problem for another especially if your body is already compromised as far as fighting infections.

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  21. I am in the Chicago, Illinois area and am looking for a physician who can/will perform a FMT. Thanks! Melissa

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  22. Dr.Kevin Skole, in Plainsboro, New Jersey performed a fecal transplant for my
    daughter. It's been about six months and no more C-diff. My daughter & I were
    very pleased with Dr.Skole and we recommend him very highly!

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  23. HI!! i have been suffering with c.diff for 6 months now and have tried everything. relapsed on flagyl...two rounds, and now on my 5th relapse with vancomycin... and feel im relapsing on the vanco. doctor seems to think i have that newer strain that dificid wont even cure or treat... and i am to try dificid after this vanco. will be moving to north dakota this week as hubby got work there and am looking for annnnny doctor that can do the fmt. we are willing to travel anywhere now. preferably just within usa and canada at this time. ive contacted many places and not much luck. also contacted dr. tom louie in canada who does the 'poop pills' treatment and no reply yet. im running out of options! and each relapse gets worse. if anyone knows anybody in north dakota or nearer by... thatd be even more great but we will travel all over for this. thankyou! -chrissy sonicfungus98@yahoo.com

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  24. There is an article in today's Toronto Star newspaper about Dr. Thomas Louie, from the University of Calgary, Alberta in Canada who has successfully recolonized sufferers of C-difficile with capsules of fecal matter.

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  25. I live in Ukraine, do you know anyone in Ukraine or Russia who perform FT? or do you know any doctors who speak Russian? Please let me know urgently, I think this is my best hope. Thank you.

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  26. Can you give me an idea of the time and cost associated w/ the FMT please? Thank you.

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  27. I live in Sweden, Stockholm. Do you know any doctrors in Sweden who perform FT on patients with ulcerative colitis? And are there any more doctors in UK than the Taymount clinic that perform FT? It would be very helpful to know.

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  28. Dr. Brandt (as of ~April 2013) was not performing FMT other than clinical trials. Any doctors in New York who do FMT for ulcerative colitis? I don't think my insurance will allow even crossing over into New Jersey for the Dr. Kevin Skole that was mentioned

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  29. I live in Montreal Canada and have Ulcerative Colitis. I tried finding doctors in my region that preform Fecal Transplants but had no luck. The answers that I am getting seem to suggest that the procedure is only for C Diff. I am getting desperate and need a solution. I want to avoid the cortisone and steroids but my condition is getting more severe. I am willing to travel (preferably in Canada). Please, some guidance would be greatly appreciated.
    Thanks,
    Shadi B.

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  30. And I also live in Canada (Winnipeg) and would like to find a practitioner in Canada who performs this procedure.

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  31. My daughter who is 44,is looking for a DR in Northern Colorado. She has tried everything else. We live in Cheyenne. Judy

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  32. I'm looking for a doctor in CA who will perform FMT.

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