no surgern to do jpouch in my area

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peverroad
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   Posted 7/31/2009 6:54 AM (GMT -6)   
there arn't any around i live in northern arkansas.  Does anyone know if there are any in sprinfield or little rock.  Sorry but i just don't know how to get the answer locally.
6mpdidn't work for me cause terable belly pain
3 asacol x2 day
probitics
 
dx in 2004 took a year to figure out.  Never lived in complete remission but good enough to work.


suebear
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   Posted 7/31/2009 8:05 AM (GMT -6)   
I highly recommend you visit www.j-pouch.org for surgeon recommendations in your state. For this surgery you don't want a local surgeon, you want the most experienced surgeon you can find. I imagine there are some in LR but I don't know for sure.

Sue
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


jujub
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   Posted 7/31/2009 9:08 AM (GMT -6)   
You should be able to find a good colorectal surgeon at Vanderbilt University in Nashville. Not so far from Arkansas.
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ruissarr
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   Posted 7/31/2009 9:30 AM (GMT -6)   
i am also considering having the surgery, and its funny that the top surgeon i can find is 2 floors below my GI office... dr.Craig Stephen Johnson in tulsa where i live, i havent had my appt with him yet but my GI says he is very good, anyone heard of him?

 

http://www.surgassoc.com/johnson.html


24 year old male, uc since I was 17
remicade for two years, worked great but got married and was told it could cause birth defects so I quit feb 08.
Wanted to start a family Jan 09 so dr stopped 6mp, wife got preg in may so I am back on 6mp also lialda and 10 mg pred

Post Edited (ruissarr) : 7/31/2009 8:40:35 AM (GMT-6)


suebear
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   Posted 7/31/2009 9:36 AM (GMT -6)   
You'd probably have a better response if you posed your surgeon question at www.j-pouch.org That site has over 6000 jpouchers from around the world and there are some from OK who can advise you.

Sue
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

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