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how is a laparoscopic j-pouch procedure done?
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Very carefully...: A j-pouch is constructed from your own small intestine. The intestine is doubled over on itself for a few inches into a "j" where the bottom part of the j is fashioned into a common channel, or a pouch, using a surgical stapler. The purpose is to create a pouch where stool can be stored so that the patient doesn't have to run to the rest room all the time.
Answered on Oct 5, 2012
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