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complications of a j pouch surgery

A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kirpal Singh
23 years experience General Surgery
Depends: Depends on laparoscopic or open. Also depends if any peri-op complication. If all goes well, hospital stay can be from 3 to 7 days. Most pts are doing ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
38 years experience General Surgery
J-pouch: J-pouch surgery is a procedure used following the surgical removal of all of the colon and most of the rectum, usually in ulcerative colitis or marked ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Fung
Dr. John Fung answered
38 years experience General Surgery
1 of several options: When ulcerative colitis causes chronic problems and not treatable by standard medications, the removal of the entire colon is usually recommended. Th ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
38 years experience General Surgery
J-pouch surgery: J-pouch is a term used for an operation that requires all of the large intestine (colon) to be removed, such as for ulcerative colitis. It is seldom p ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Kaplan
41 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
Most common: Problems are pouchitis, frequency, control issues, obstruction, dehydration. Delivery if in the reproductive ages, should probably be by C-section in ... Read More
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A 67-year-old member asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
55 years experience General Surgery
Not frequent: If stricture develops may be due to recurrences of disease, balloon dilation may help, will require resection for better out come.
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A 46-year-old male asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience Pediatrics
Differences: A pelvic abscess is usually an infectious process. A stricture is usually a narrowing causedby surgery.
A 57-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
38 years experience General Surgery
Usually: The risks of hernia surgery are minimal. Mainly it depends on your overall health and if you have any risk factors such as cigarette smoking, diabetes ... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Choi
Dr. John Choi answered
17 years experience General Surgery
Pouch: the lengthy of the operation depends on whether you have a diverting ileostomy with a pouch connected already, usually to your Anus already versus, ha ... Read More
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bruce Pierce
28 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
See a specialist: Someone with a lot of experience with fistula repair, as they can be difficult. But leaving it alone can cause recurrent infections from stool getting ... Read More
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A 63-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nathaniel Chan
19 years experience Dentistry
It is a broad term.: A sinustomy is a broad term meaning the creation of an opening into the sinus. You are having the reverse procedure performed. You already have a comm ... Read More
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A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Adam Smith
16 years experience Internal Medicine
Side Effects: The answer to your questions depends on the side effects you are having. Small bowel resection can affect stool transit time as well as nutrient absor ... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Herman Hammerstead
49 years experience Trauma Surgery
< 1%: Can be done laparoscopically. Risk is the anesthetic not the procedure
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. George T Tsai
26 years experience General Surgery
Very low: Most bariatric centers of excellence track their mortality rate. When given a choice, most patients gravitate towards a center with mortality rate < ... Read More
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A 67-year-old member asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
55 years experience General Surgery
Pretty good: Most likely had low anterior resection of colon that is the attachment (anastomosis ) is just above the anal canal , by dilating the narrow area ... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
38 years experience General Surgery
Each person is: Different, no true standard. First would be identification if true obstruction, partial or complete obstruction. Often initial treatment is IV fluid h ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Myron Arlen
63 years experience Surgical Oncology
Insert drain: Ileostomy after rectal cancer is used to protect the rectal resuturing to establish continuity in the bowel. II there is some kind of abscess and leak ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Terry Simpson
34 years experience General Surgery
1-2 inches and 1/3 : Laparoscopic scars - 3 will be 1/4 to 1/2 inch and one will be 1-2 inches. Although we have done single incision with 2 inch.
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
55 years experience General Surgery
Pretty good: In younger age group with pouch, getting pregnant is pretty good , long term results are also good with vaginal delivery or by c section. Speak to you ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Zadeh
16 years experience General Surgery
Can be: Gastrointestinal fistulas can be a complication of intrabdominal surgery. They can also be due to other causes such as inflammatory bowel disease, can ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience Ophthalmology
Low: Cataract surgery is highly perfected and the risks are low. But it is possible to have altered eyeglass need, infection, bleeding, intraocular lens s ... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregg Nishi
21 years experience Bariatrics
Cost of bypass: That varies tremendously. If you have great insurance, it could cost you nothing. If you paid cash for a bypass at a hospital, it can cost you upwards ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
33 years experience General Surgery
Weeks: Most women will require hospitalization for 2-3 days for pain control; most may return to a non-strenuous job in (2 to...) 3 weeks. Depending on other ... Read More
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joseph Kuhn
36 years experience Bariatrics
Negative risk!: Obesity is a major risk factor for many kinds of cancer due to inflammatory hormones and chemicals. After gastric bypass, the risk of colon (and other ... Read More
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