I live in NY and went to the Cleveland Cllinic (Dr Geisler) for laparascopic total colectomy due to colon inertia.
I would highly recommend going there and if I am not mistaken they have a MS center. Hope this helps.
I have 4 incisions. (R), (L) and above the belly button and each is less than an inch. At the bikini line I have a larger scar, about 3-4 inches where they pulled the 5 1/2 feet of colon through. Postop I had a pain pump. It is very important to use prior to moving in the first day or so. The day after surgery, I started to slowly walk the halls and also to have fluids such as jello, broth, water....and each day they advanced it a little more to a bland diet. Day 6 I finally started to go to the bathroom. Initially I was going about 20 x a day and very watery but now 6 months later I go about 10X semi formed unless I eat something that bothers me. I eat everything except salad..that just doesn't agree with me. I eat vegetables but many times they are not digested. Sometimes my bottom becomes sore and I use OTC calmaseptine which usually calms things down right away. I was discharged on the 7th or eighth day. and 2 days later my husband and I made the trip back to NY. If nothing changes ( I hope I will go fewer times a day) I am so happy that I had the surgery. Just before they took me to OR I had a little doubt because this is radical but then I just said that I can not go on not going to the bathroom and pain and bloating. Any questions you may have...ask away...