I'm a little confused. If you're committed to not taking meds, why waste your time and money going to a GI? Medical treatment is what they offer, so I'm not sure what you think the doctor can do for you.
Yes, after a really bad stress fracture and avascular necrosis in both shoulders, I'd opt for anything (including surgery) over Prednisone. But that's an individual choice.
Moderate to severe left-sided UC (21 cm) diagnosed 2001.
Intolerant to Asacol and rectal mesalamine preparations.
On Prednisone then Entocort 2001-2006 with only short periods off.
Current meds are Colazal, Azathioprine and Remicade.
In remission since April, 2006. Remicade has been my wonder drug.