Canadian..looking for Ontario centre that can reverse

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Date Joined Nov 2008
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   Posted 11/23/2008 5:22 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi everyone.  Live in the Windsor On. area.  Looking for a centre in Ontario that specializes in this stuff.  (Ileostomy due to bowel infarct.  Lost alot of bowel Mainly sm bowel , chronic diarrhea dehydration.  Want to reattach to remaining large bowel but afraid of diarrhea. and not being able to control.  By the way it's for my dad, healthy 76 yrs young.

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Date Joined Dec 2005
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   Posted 11/23/2008 6:31 PM (GMT -7)   
Check out Mt. Sinai in Toronto.  Dr. Cohen, Dr. McCloud and Dr.McCrae are some of the best surgeons in Canada.  Dr. Cohen himself pioneered the pelvic pouch procedure in North America in the 80's.  Your father's age may be a problem re: incontinence.  Good luck!

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Date Joined Nov 2008
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   Posted 11/23/2008 8:38 PM (GMT -7)   
The incontinence is the problem that we are most worried about. That would be so much worse than his ileostomy! He just could not deal with that. It is difficult to find information on someone his age. I'm not sure but most on this site seem fairly young. Also most do not have any large bowel. Dad still has most of his asending/transverse/decending colon. But does it work? That is the question that no one can really answer. Really appreciate the names of the above DR.s If anyone knows anymore Dr.s in Ontario, we could really use the help!

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Date Joined Oct 2008
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   Posted 11/24/2008 1:20 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi there!  A fellow Canadian eh?  tongue I am sorry your Dad (and you) are going through so much.  I had my surgery (partial colectomy with removal of prior mesh, resection, 2 fistula repairs and loop ileostomy) done on Sept 23 in Kingston.  It was Dr Paul Belliveau.  If you look him up on the web you can read what a fine doctor he is.  He is a gen surgeon with his specialty being in Colonrectal surgery.  He also has a super great compassionate manner about him.  His office phone number is: 613-544-3400, although you would need a referral to see him.  I wish you the best of luck in this..... Cheryl

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Date Joined Feb 2006
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   Posted 11/25/2008 4:11 PM (GMT -7)   

dr. stephens over at mcmaster did my procto.  absolutely fab!  highly recommend him and his people


Dec 2006: Proctocolectomy/permanent ileostomy
Since 1991: Indeterminate crohn's/ulserative colitis

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Date Joined Nov 2008
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   Posted 11/25/2008 5:50 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks Matt, I am documenting all Dr.s and Numbers to see just where we will go from here. Lot of good info on this site. You have had your ostomy for many yrs, My dad being older has had a very difficult time dealing with it, as he cannot change his bag or do the care that is required, So if his bag leaks or breakes, he is at the mercy of Home care to get there to help him. He has at times waited 5-6 hrs, skin would be horrible around stoma due to the high acidity of the stool. It has not been a good experience, we are now looking into an anastomosis with his lg bowel. He still has most of his asending colon, all of his transverse and decending. Just really worried about stool incontinence, this would be much worse than his ostomy
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