Has anyone here have any experience with the TIPS procedure?
My dad was admitted to the hosptial again today. The doctor said that they are going to do the TIPS procedure. My mom was able to increase his lactulose to get him ready to go and see the doctor. From what I have read this procedure doesn't always have a very good success rate. He already suffers from hepatic encephalopathy now, and one of the major side effects of TIPS is the increase in ammonia levels, making encephalopathy symptoms worse.
Is this actually a good procedure to attempt, and does it have any effect on transplant eligibility?