I have researched the K pouch extensively and have found out from individuals who have the K pouch that only Dr Joel Bauer and Dr Ravi Kiran perform the K pouch procedure in NYC and perhaps the North East. The others will not tell you that they do not perform the procedure, will offer to see you, do tests and often will recommend that you have the K pouch removed or to live with your symptoms. It is unclear as to why they do this but a lot of the big name doctors also seem to do this. The same with some of the doctors in Cleveland Clinic, who are trying to learn the procedure since Dr Kiran and Dr Dietz left. I believe that Dr Bauer has either retired or will retire soon, which leaves only Dr Kiran in NYC. Be sure to do your own extensive research and ask to speak with patients with K pouches who had surgery with any surgeon when their office claims the surgeon performs the procedure.