Greetings, all - Just some additional info to this thread. Dr. Remzi was actually the head of the DDI at the Cleveland Clinic for several years, not just a couple as a previous post indicates. He was already running the DDI at the time he did my one-step in September 2009. For those of you considering him as a surgeon, I would absolutely travel to NYC to retain him. I was heartbroken when I heard he had left. However, for those searching for another Cleveland Clinic colorectal surgeon, I can personally recommend Dr. Costedio. She was in her first year at the Clinic when she assisted Dr. Remzi with my one-step and she is the reason it was done laparoscopically and not as a laparotomy (open procedure with a giant incision). My surgery, with both of them working, was nearly 8 hours long. Dr. Costedio has a wonderful bedside manner and she and Dr. Remzi together were exceptional. In the ensuing 8 years I've had two episodes of pouchitis and absolutely no other complications.