If you logon to www.jpouch.org and then hit "find" and type in "best surgeons in america" you will get a list of patient recommended surgeons. Or you can always just post a note in the general discussion thread asking for recommendations in your city/state.
Ahhh, thanks. I always just looked at the "find a surgeon" link on the main page and was confused because there weren't ratings or anything.
26 year old female
Diagnosed with unspecified UC 11/08
Asacol, Prednisone, 3 infusions of Remicade with no success
8/09 colonoscopy shows that the whole colon is affected
12/18/09 First part of J-Pouch surgery; recessed stoma
12/30/09 Second part of J-Pouch surgery too soon; fistula
1/9/10 Second Ileostomy Surgery with sparing of the J-Pouch
1/25/10 Stoma Revision Surgery and Fistula Repair
Now just trying to hold out as long as possible until we can try the next surgery
Imodium (8/day), Questran (3/day)