A 56-year-old female asked:
what's the difference between an ileostomy reversal surgery and a ileoproctostomy?
2 doctor answers
Dr. Richard Zimon answered
58 years experience Internal Medicine
Here goes: The ileostomy reversal is removal of the stoma and hooking up the ileum to the colon (again) The ileoproctostomy hooks removes the stoma and hoks up the ileum to the upper rectum.
Answered on May 24, 2018
Dr. Creighton Wright answered
55 years experience General Surgery
Amount of bowel: Ileum to another section of small intestine if available to maximize absorption surface, or anastomoses to section of colon or rectum if no other usable small intestine.
Answered on Sep 18, 2020
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