Reply to "My new K Pouch Disaster!"

BillV posted:

Emily, I am so sorry to hear what you have been going through with your K pouch.  In dealing with difficult pouch problems, experience of the surgeon is a significant factor to consider.  In no way am I implying that your surgeon is not qualified to deal with your current situation.  There are two BCIR surgeons in the US who have extensive experience with pouch complications: Dr. Don Schiller in Los Angeles, CA and Dr. Ernest Rehnke in St. Petersburg, FL (my surgeon).  As a starter, I suggest that your surgeon contact one of them for their recommendations before you have your next surgery.  Having a temporary ileostomy for several months sounds like a good idea.  Please keep us posted, and best of luck.

Bill

Hi Bill,

Thank you for your kind reply.  I believe my Surgeon was actually trained by your Surgeon! He has actually just returned from the USA after doing further training.  He indicated that he discussed my case with a number of his colleagues and he feels confident that this next surgery will be the last one for a good while.  I really hope he’s right!  And I totally agree that the temporary Ileostomy is the way to go.

 Thank you again and kind regards,

Emily

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