Do you live in the area? The main reason that I chose NYP Cornell is that my GI (who I follewed from
mt Sinai) moved there.
The problem with NYC surgeons is that many of them and the best ones don’t take insurance. The chief surgeon at NYP Cornell who was also a CR surgeon accepted my PPO plan. He was super qualified and has a surgerical technique named after him. My GI who I trust said that if he or his family member needed surgery he’d go to this surgeon so that was good enough for me.
I’ve stayed at both mt Sinai and NYP Cornell, NYP is far superior in comfort and atmosphere. They built a new floor about
10 years ago for CR/gastro surgeries.
The real reason to chose a hospital is for the surgeon and the 5 hours that you’re on the operating table. Everything else is secondary.
My GI just moved back to Mt Sinai, which I’m not too happy about
but I don’t expect to need to stay at the hopspital anytime soon.
DX'd with Severe Pancolitis June 2005
Previous Meds: 5ASAs, Predisone, 6-MP. Remicade, Humira, Simponi, Cimzia & Cyclosporine
3-step J-Pouch surgery: 2013 & 2014
Current Condition: Chronic Pouchitis -- Not as bad as I thought it would be
Current Meds: Stelara
Total Hip Replacement: 12/16 -- Thanks Prednisone!!!www.healingwell.com/community/default.aspx?f=38&m=3755226