And the 'doc' did say he was 'constructing' a word, hence
I guessed a medical procedure as well, based on the word
"iliac", which means something anatomical as well.
I know iliotomy is not in any dictionary I have.
I'm sure he will get back to us.
Moving on from 'iliotomy' is the problem: I've been
hacking away at it for a couple hours now.

----please, draw me a sheep----