I have read through the previous posts regarding hysterectomy after J-Pouch surgery. They were extremely helpful. I was curious if there are any recent experiences? I had my J-Pouch surgeries, fistula repairs completed at Mayo Clinic in 1990 and early 2000's. I've had problems with large cysts on ovaries since the mid-90's. My ObGyn removed ovary through a c-section type incision due to the size. (This was in approx 1995). I noticed several recommendations to have original j-pouch surgeon be present during hysterectomy surgery. I live in TX now so it would be difficult to get up to MN for surgery. I was going to contact my local GI Dr. to see if she felt a colo-rectal surgeon should be present during my hysterectomy. I am nervous about moving forward with the hysterectomy and am hoping you can provide info regarding your experiences. Thank you!