@Katie S Going to see Remzi is an excellent idea. Perhaps you could contact your insurance company in the meantime to get clarity about what sort of coverage you have for a visit with (or surgery with) him. You are wise to look for another surgeon. Beth Israel has historically had a good IBD program, but I haven’t lived there for a long time. Have you got a good GI who can help you resolve the diagnosis question? It’s hard to tell if your surgeon has good reason to suspect Crohn’s or is just looking for a diagnosis to excuse his poor result.