@Former Member posted:
So, what are you saying...... you know better than the eminent Surgeons and Specialist at St Marks Hospital, cos your response appears to be pooh-poohing the advice I’ve been given.
I placed my trust in the Specialist Surgeons at St Marks, who delivered and provided me with a complication free J pouch; although now, I’m to ignore their knowledge and expertise.
Maybe the insistence by US physicians to perform yearly pouchoscopies is driven by greed under the guise of patient care.
The majority of the first world population don’t have regular colonoscopies as a precaution and would only be directed to such a procedure when symptoms arise which warrant further investigation.
Strange, you have misunderstood me. It was very helpful of you to report what your Specialist Surgeons have advised, as others can receive the benefit of that advice. I wouldn’t have characterized it as “the best and only opinion necessary,” but that’s neither here nor there - I was offering an observation on the thread, not your specific comment. I don’t get an annual pouchoscopy, and I’ve decided that in my circumstances it isn’t necessary, so my comment was most particularly not a defense of US practices. I was simply suggesting a way we might be most helpful to one another.