Jfill my doctor is Doctor Church at the Cleveland Clinic....great doctor. I did not really choose him I was a hour away in a hospital and my colon perforated and they rushed me there for surgery. He was assigned to my case and that was 24 years ago. I do not know if he is taking on new patients since he is probably not going to be at the clinic that much longer. :-( For me I would suggest getting a doctor that does the j pouch in different steps. Some doctors do it all at one time..not sure if they still do it that way. I had the J pouch and then let it heal before it was used which I think is the best way because it cuts down on infection.