I live about 45 minutes outside Boston, one of the major areas for teaching hospitals. Yet the 3 resections I had were all done at my local hospital, with no complications. The local hospital made it easy for my family and friends to visit, it made going home easier (you would be surprised at how a car ride feels after surgery) and it made follow up visits easier. While we have all these great hospitals at our disposal there is nothing wrong with our local hospitals, a simple bowel resection is everyday surgery for most hospital these days. If there is ANY complicating factors then seek out a teaching hospital. Obviously, you should do some basic research and make sure the hospital isn't on some government black list, and the same with your surgeon. The one time I was inpatient at one of the Boston hospitals, I missed the care level of the nurses from the local hospital and the doctors were so quick, in and out, that I never could get all my questions answered.
CD 20 years officially, 30 unofficially. 3 resections '93, '95 '97
Managing with strict low residue diet, keeping symptoms to a minimum. All test show small amount of ulceration, still have occasional blockages. But still have a great time with my 2 daughters and husband!
Prednisone, 6MP,Prevacid, B12 shots, Bentyl, Xifaxan.....