After years of having chronic pouchitis and strictures in the J-pouch, I had a couple of balloon dilations, the last one of which resulted in an accidental perforation and ileostomy in 2017. My UC dx has been changed to Crohn's. The old, disconnected J-pouch is still there and has become infected on two occasions. The recent one has lasted for months being on AB. I was told that it is a complicated surgery to have it removed, but in the event I have serious issues with it, I might need to have that done.
Does anyone know of surgeons who have the experience in removing a J-pouch that has been disconnected for over 5 years?
Thanks so much for your help!