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Hello I’m Misha! I’m a gastroenterology research doctor at St Mark’s Hospital. I’m interested in helping support patients make difficult decisions about surgery for their inflammatory bowel disease and I need your help!
Our research team at St Mark’s are particularly focusing on Inflammatory Bowel Disease patients who needed to have bowel surgery due to changes picked up on a surveillance colonoscopy (a colonoscopy which monitors the large bowel for pre-cancerous changes). You may have heard these ‘changes’ being referred to as ‘polyps’ or ‘dysplasia’.
We want to learn how to better support patients through the process of deciding whether or not to have bowel surgery for this condition. We can only do this if we hear directly from people who have experienced this first-hand and can tell us their stories. Did you feel well informed after speaking to your specialist? How could we have improved that discussion and supported you through the decision-making process better?
If you are interested in taking part then please do read the information via this weblink: https://goo.gl/forms/Gnvrga854ItkCGCq1
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