I agree with the other comments posted---I would also go with the best colorectal surgeon! I had a small bowel resection in July, and also faced a similar decision---I went with the best colorectal surgeon I could find. To bring myself some comfort, I asked my GI doc if I could call him from the hospital if I had any questions or concerns etc. He said yes, but as it turned out I didn't find the need to call him afterall.
Best of luck to you!
I would go with the best surgeon. In my experience the surgeon takes care of you in the hospital and then you see your GI after you are discharged to decide on your maintenence meds. My surgeon and GI work out of different hospitals, but do correspond after all my visits. Works for me.
All the best,