IMO, You need to fix your problem, not eliminate the EGR system. I had EGR issues......code 332(insufficient flow) for MONTHS. Drove me nuts. Checked everything. Replaced EGR and sensor 3 times, even though I KNEW they were fine.
I've since found you can check each component in the EGR system very easily.
You didn't specify if you had codes, but when you say you've had nothing but trouble with EGR, I'm assuming you've got a code of some sort. I couldn't tell you how this system works, but I've found that EGR's are rarely the problem. There's one plastic vacuum line from the EGR to the EGR vacuum.....check EVERY inch! Mine was melted under the protective wrap in two places. I also had to replace the EGR Vacuum (I had no vacuum to EGR @2K RPM). The only other thing to check is the sensor on top of the EGR. Easily checked with a voltmeter.
Post codes/symptoms and someone here will be able to help.
As stated above, just my opinion.