Ben Davis of Dutton, was placed on the liver transplant list Monday, July 6, having undergone treatment for liver disease for nearly four years.
The 45-year-old Mathews resident was diagnosed with fatty liver disease in September 2016. Davis began receiving treatment for his condition at Sentara Williamsburg Medical Center.
For the first year and a half of his treatment, he had to undergo esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD) every 3-4 weeks to treat the areas of his stomach that were bleeding.
“My blood level was really low,” said Davis.
After not seeing much positive result from Sentara, Davis was referred to gastroenterologist specialists at VCU in Richmond. The doctors there banded the areas in his stomach that were bleeding. After that, Davis had to go back to the hospital only every 3-5 months.
In January of this year, Davis began to experience bleeding in his lower intestine and had to visit the hospital every 3-4 weeks.
“It was like starting all over,” said Davis....
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