Posted 7/29/2013 6:48 AM (GMT -6)
Just moved to NH, new GI has terrible bedside manner and no eye contact. grrrr. Very few other GIs are taking new patients.
A recent MRE revealed ten inches or so of fibrotic stricture just upstream from my earlier bowel resection. Cimzia is doing a great job of keeping the disease under control, but I live in daily pain.
The two choices I have are pain meds (I'm already on too many meds) and surgery.
My question is this: I know I need surgery. I want to get surgery. My insurance will cover surgery. how do I set up a bowel resection surgery? Do I contact Mass General and find a Dr? Do I need to go through my current GI?