I want to second the suggestion of the Cleveland Clinic. Specifically Dr. Victor Fazio. He is one of the top in his field and he still does Koch Pouches! Always appealing for those fearful of wearing an appliance.
BUT there are many many other very good hospitals and surgeons. Dr. Bradley Bennett in Washington, DC, Dr Earl Pennington in Atlanta, Dr Bob Beard at USC.... This has been a way of life for my family. And we are spread out and go to all these doctors. Osotmies are fairly easy surgeries this day in age.
But more importantly I want to say.... I've had an illeostomy three times... this one is permanent and I want to tell you (as I've seen others post the same feelings) IT IS SO WORTH IT! When you are constantly feeling bad, can't go to dinner can't this or that once you submit to it you will (more than likely) never regret it and wonder why you didn't do it sooner! I have not once since my permanent was done ever once wished I didn't do it. I admit I am not "in love " with it but it has been the best friend to me I ever had. It has given me back a descent life! And believe me, unless you tell someone you have one, they probably won't even guess! LIFE IS TOO SHORT TO SUFFER. My first temporary was done at age 27. I'm now 52 and my 30's and the first of my 40's would have been much better with it than without! All the suffering I did for vanity! And I still look darn good!
My family has been part of a genetic study at John's Hopkins since the 60's. I should have known better! I do now!