Consultation with Dr. Lavery at the Cleveland Clinic

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Date Joined Jul 2008
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   Posted 8/11/2008 4:27 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi everyone,
For those of you who have had surgery, do any of you know Dr. Lavery from the Cleveland Clinic?  What usually happens at the consultation?
Thank you,

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Date Joined Mar 2008
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   Posted 8/11/2008 6:41 PM (GMT -6)   
I didn't see Dr. Lavery, but I saw Dr. Remzi (also a colorectal surgeon) at Cleveland Clinic. I was there for almost 2 hours (maybe they were just running behind that day?). At first, they had a nurse come in and take the usual vitals and medical history. Then Dr. Remzi's nurse came in and talked to us; she looked over the history and asked a few questions. Then Dr. Remzi came in and looked over my history. He talked to me about my current quality of life and suggested that I opt for surgery sooner rather than later. He explained the benefits and risks of surgery and answered my questions.
CC is ranked #2 for Gastro disorders, so I think we're in pretty good hands.
Female, Age 19, Dx w/ UC August 2007
9 Asacol, Rowasa1000 mg Canasa, Proctofoam, Rifaximin 2/day
Digestive Advantage (Crohn's & Colitis)1 Florastor, 50 mg 6MP,1 Primadophilus reuteri, Remicade (3rd infusion 07/08), 2.4 g Lialda, 1 Forvia, 6 Colazal/day
*surgery tentatively scheduled for September

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