anyone from toronto?
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Yes and no...was from Toronto and had my k pouch created by Dr Z Cohen...am in and out now.
I am in Toronto. Was wondering if there was a support group. I had takedown about 7 weeks ago.
Who did your surgery? Where was it done?
Dr Gryfe at Mt Sinai. Cohen was on a medical leave. But Dr Gryfe was amazing. Never met a Dr with better bedside manner.
Other than the wound opening up after the first surgery (which is pretty common) and taking a while to heal it was quite routine.
Sounds really good...it is nice to know that there is someone good taking over for Dr C when he is away...
How are you doing now?
Anyone in Mississauga. I had my surgery at Mt Sinai in'86 By Dr Stern.
My reply is so late compared to your dates. Had my J pouch surgery at Sinai as well. I was Dr. Cohen's last patient before he retired in July 2017. His successor Anthony de Buck did the surgery with Dr. Cohen. I have had ups and downs. I am 64.
So sorry to hear that things are not going well...is there anyone at Mt Sinai that is still taking care of us? Is Dr Cohen's IBD center still active?
Dr. de Buck says call ir message him if I run into trouble and if I need emerg to o ly go to Sinai. My trips down have been futile as he does not cimmunicate back or see .me. I had my pouch 2 1/2 years ago and do not "bother" him much. Scoped my pouch 1 1/2 years ago; emailed me a script once for cholestyramine; went to emerg for presumed partial.blockage behind old ostomy 10 days ago. There was no blockage but some CT comment of soft tissue "collection" at that site and some enlarged lymph nodes. My distention, pain and nausea continue. He knew I was at emerg but did not see me; nor did his fellow and nor did he answer email for the last 10 days. I am ready to give up on him. I am thankful for the surgery, but elusive follow up is no good. Only St. Mike's does J pouch surgery otherwise, so I will go to emerg there when necessary. Thanks for writing Sharon. All the best.
Such a sad state of affairs...Mt Sinai used to be the best that there was under Dr Cohen...he loved his patients and cared for them so well.
Take care, find a good, conscientious doctor and make sure that they treat you right!