I had a couple of surgeries at the Cleveland Clinic. My Colorectal Surgeon is Tracy Hull and her RN/ET Nurse Practicioner is Crinia Floruta. They are both very nice and will be completely honest and straight with you. No beating around the bush. Of course, you may not always get the news you're hoping for.
The Cleveland Clinic can also perform what is called a Koch Pouch or K-Pouch. This is also an internal pouch. The other type of internal pouch is a BCIR Barnett's Continent Intestinal Reservior. It is similar to the K-Pouch. The J Pouch is much different and like other people said it cannot always be performed.
Go to http://www.ostomates.org/ostomies for info.
The Cleveland Clinic really is a great hospital. Many of the people there have gone the extra mile for me.
Post Edited (Ohio43) : 9/10/2008 9:46:29 PM (GMT-6)