My husband has a complex fistula and has been referred on to a new surgeon, as the first guy doesn't feel he has the experience to play around near a j-poucher's sphincter (fine by us!). From what the first surgeon said I think the new guy has been involved with trialling this procedure. We've just been given an appointment for tomorrow afternoon (yes fellow-NHSers, tomorrow afternoon - more on that later) with the new surgeon, so I need to speed up my learning! Does anyone have experience with this? And any advice on questions to ask about any and all fistula treatment options?
ps I nearly forgot - the appointment explanation. The initial appointment and MRI were done in early summer, the follow-up appointment was last week and just consisted of Surgeon A reading the MRI results and telling us he was referring DH on to Surgeon B - it's a good outcome but the delay was completely unnecessary. So I called the new guy's secretary on Friday to ask what his waiting list is like and whether it'd be worth requesting a private consultation to speed things up. And she rang back this morning to say a slot had come free for 4pm tomorrow