I would do surgery more readily than Tysabri. It's great that Tysabri exists as an option for MS, Crohn's, etc, but I bet that a lot of those MS patients would pick surgery over Tysabri if there were such an option available to them.
But yeah, certainly I would do Remicade/Humira/Simponi/Vedo first.
dx'ed UC pancolitis 5/12
past meds: asacol hd, VSL#3, apriso, rowasa, xifaxan, 6mp, cortifoam, pentasa, cimzia, canasa, butyrate, flagyl, cipro, prednisone, remicade, methotrexate, cholestyramine, cortenema
current meds: none!
step one: colectomy, end ileo 1/16/13
step two: j-pouch construction, loop ileo 5/1/13
step three: takedown 7/31/13