I know nothing about either hospital, as well. Hopefully your 3rd consult will confirm the way you are leaning towards. Personally, I would be bothered about a "gut feeling" about the less enamored doctor. The surgeon is the one with your life in his hands and you want total faith in the guy removing your parts and constructing your stoma.
I have Crohn's Colitis and opted for proctocolectomy and permanent ileostomy without even trying Remicade or Humira. Like Blueglass, I was done, doNE, DONE and I only wanted one surgery !!! The mere thought of any part of my diseased parts being left in there or seepage or anything whatsoever coming out of my bottom ever again was not an option for me. Obviously, with Crohn's the j-pouch was never discussed, but I would have even passed it up. In addition to the potential for butt burn and pouchitis, I would never be happy with still going to the bathroom the "old" way 4-6 times a day. Just my personal preference. I am thrilled for those who have good luck and are happy with a j-pouch
Cure for Crohn's? Maybe someday, but I don't think I will see it. I think all surgeons are trained to throw that out there--mine did. I truly hope it happens, especially for the children, teens and younger people. Mine did not rear it's ugly head until I was in my 50's, but it attacked with a vengeance. If a cure happens in my lifetime, I will be thrilled for those who can be cured