Wow, I didn't realize any surgeons in Oregon were practicing the W? Okay, I suggest that you visit www.j-pouch.org
a site set up for all pouch patients (j,w,s,t and k). There are some terrific folks on that board that may have suggestions for you, especially with good doctors in Oregon.
The functional problems with the W pouch have to do with emptying. If emptying the pouch isn't one of your husband's primary complaints his problems could be unrelated to that. I think you will get more opinions on the other site, there are over 5,000 members who have gone through any of these procedures.
dx proctitis in 1987
dx UC in 1991, was stable until 1998
1998 started prednisone, asacol, pentasa, nortriptylene, ativan, 6MP, rowasa enemas and suppositories, hydrocortisone enemas, tried the SCD diet, being a vegetarian, omega 3s, flax, pranic healing, yoga, acupuncture, probiotics
2000 lost all my B-12 stores and became anemic
2001 opted for j-pouch surgery- now living life med-free