Follow-up care with surgeon or GI?

Do you see your surgeon for checkups/issues or do you see a GI?

 

I'm nearly 10 years post-op, and have (touch wood) had few issues with my pouch. Some partial blockages early on, a bout of pouchitis and now a minor RV fistula that is more a pest than a problem.

 

My surgeon is great, and I've seen him on an annual basis for scopes. However, it can take 6 weeks to get an appointment, and his location is not convenient. I have a local GI who I saw prior to surgery, but have not seem him since. Can GIs do aftercare for pouches? Do they know about the functions and problems of pouches, or is that only the realm of surgeons?

 

I'd love to get your experiences (especially if there are any Australians on here).

 

Thanks.

 

 

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