Yikes, that’s not a fun diagnosis. I have Ulcerative Colitis, which is related to Chron’s, so I know how bloody shitty it can be. Sounds like you’re having a much worse time with it than I’ve ever had though.
Definitely a good call to try exploring other options, but I would say to try and keep an open mind about the surgical option. I’ve been in remission through medication for almost five years now, but I can imagine it’s gonna get less effective as I get older and at some point I will probably have to get mine out.
One thing to note, you will likely be put on a course of steroids called Prednisone to quickly reduce the inflammation. It has different side effects for everyone, but one of the more common ones (and what I experienced the most) is constantly feeling hungry and unable to feel ‘full’. Find any of those places with a ‘Man vs Food Challenge’ and trust me, you’ll be eating for free that day.