I was pretty clear about everything by the time I went to see him, but I think it's always worth asking your surgeon questions, even if it is just to 100% confirm what you already know.
My surgeon has performed 50 Jpouch excisions. Very few of these have had long-term complications.
The expected duration of the surgeryis 5 hours. 2 of those hours account for the time it takes to put me under general anaesthetic (apparently, I don’t go out easily, "It’s like knocking out a horse"), and the time I'll be in recovery (I don't like waking up either). It doesn't matter to me how long it takes because I'll be asleep and unaware of what's happening to my limp body, but, it matters to my mum, who needs an expected wait time so that she can promptly start worrying when it’s 5 minutes past the expected ESTIMATED time, and I'm not in recovery yet. In all honesty, had she not been there, I would likely have added a few additional hours on to that estimation to save her the panic, because I am yet to have a big surgery which didn't take a lot longer than what was estimated!