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A 37-year-old member asked:

What is surgery ileoanal or ileorectal anastomosis for ulcerative colitis?

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Dr. Eric Kaplan
Colon and Rectal Surgery 43 years experience
This is when the: Colon is removed and part or all of the rectum is removed, then the small bowel or ileum is sewn/stapled to the rectum or anus, usually with the construction of a artificial rectal pouch and a temporary diverting ileostomy.
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A 47-year-old member asked:

Did anyone benefit from the surgery ileorectal anastomosis for ulcerative colitis?

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Dr. Mark Hoepfner
Surgery 40 years experience
Yes: This type of surgery which includes removal of all the colon and then an ileo-rectal pouch anastomosi is used for complicated ulcerative colitis, with complications that can be bleeding, transformation to pre-cancerous changes, or pain and fevers with failure of medications. It can be a very successful surgery with very good results, as long as the surgery is performed by a specialist in this.
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