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Lydia's Story

Lydia had been living with ulcerative colitis for 13 years, enduring chronic, worsening pain that was negatively impacting her quality of life. When she met surgeon Philip Cole II, M.D., she felt confident he would be able to offer effective solutions.

“At work, the pain would get so bad that I would curl up in a ball underneath my desk,” Lydia says. “But I knew that Dr. Cole was going to help me. He explained the details to me and really seemed to care.”

After a successful surgery, Dr. Cole couldn’t be more pleased with Lydia’s results. “She’s back to doing the things she loves,” Dr. Cole says. “She’s active, and she’s healthy.” Lydia is equally satisfied with the outcome of her surgery. “I don’t know what I would have done without Dr. Cole,” Lydia says. “He helped me get my life back. I can do anything I want now, and that’s what is amazing to me.”