Surgeon at Johns Hopkins

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RebeccaF
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   Posted 12/9/2008 8:02 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi. After months with a very conservative GI, I am looking for a surgeon to do strictureplasty (hopefully.) My GI has recommended two at JH - Dr. Gearhart and Dr. Marohn -- I am wondering if there is anyone who has been a patient of one of these drs and can give me some insight? I have had Crohn's for 18 years and this is my first surgery (I consider myself pretty fortunate -- but also am now very nervous). Thank you!

Rebecca

Blossom28
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   Posted 12/9/2008 8:26 AM (GMT -6)   

Rebecca,  I live in the DC area and just had major abdominal surgery (reversal of ileostomy, hernia repair and repair of fistula to my stomach).  I interviewed Dr. Eckhauser at Johns Hopkins (supposed to be the grand master up there) and I liked him, but I ended up going to Dr. Bruce Orkin, head of colorectal surgery at George Washington University Hospital.  He did a masterful job. :-)

You definitely should make appointments to talk to the surgeons before you decide on one . . . as long as you are going to Johns Hopkins, check out Dr. Eckhauser in addition to the others.  BEST OF LUCK!!


RebeccaF
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   Posted 12/10/2008 10:36 AM (GMT -6)   
Thank you Blossom. My doctor was looking for surgeons with expertise in strictureplasty -- I am trying not to end up with a resection. Thanks for the reference though, I will check out Dr. Eckhauser too.

Rebecca

survivor49
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   Posted 12/10/2008 2:47 PM (GMT -6)   
those of you on the dc/annapolis/baltimore area- do you have a GI that you can recommend?
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