in 3 weeks I have a consult with my surgeon and Dr.Shen to discuss if they want to try and fix my leak or not. If not, I think they will give me the options of a jpouch redo, kpouch, or stay with the ileostomy. I DO NOT want this bag hanging from me the rest of my life. So i will have a deceision to make, kpouch or BCIR in Florida. I just called my insurance and the doctor and hospital are in network. I'm in Cleveland Ohio. I have met my max out of pocket so any procedures from now till end of the year are covered 100%.
What do I do if i need to make this decision? Do I stay close to home and just get the kpouch with a Cleve Clinic surgeon, so if i have any issues with it its a short trip to them, OR do I go with the BCIR that everyone raves about, but if I have issues do I need to go to Florida for treatment or will Cleve Clin doctors be able to fix any issues with the BCIR???
Also the BCIR STATED ITS A 16-24 DAY HOSPITAL STAY. That seems like a long time.
My concerns are time missed from work. I basically have a desk job, so how much work will i need to miss.??