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my dad has had ulcerative colitis for past 10 yrs and is on semi solid diet, uses medicine and enemea regularly. is there a permanent cure for it?

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Dr. Terry Simpson
35 years experience General Surgery
Yes: Removing the colon will cure ulcerative colitis- 100 per cent of the time, and when things get that bad, sometimes it is the best thing to do. See a colo-rectal surgeon for more information.
Answered on Oct 3, 2016
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Dr. Addagada Rao
56 years experience General Surgery
Yes by surgery: Ulcerative colitis confines to colon, long standing caseses high incidence of colon cancer besides other complications. Total colectomy or sbutotal leaving small rectal stump for anastomosis ( which also need to be obseved for cancer ) is the anawer . Age , general condtion associated. Diseases to be considered.
Answered on Jun 29, 2020
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Dr. Scott Browning
30 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
Yes: Most cases of ulcerative colitis can be managed medically. When appropriate medical management fails, or when there are complications of the disease (or the medical treatment), laparoscopic surgical removal of the colon and the rectum with preservation of the anus and creation of a new rectum (ileal pouch-anal anastomosis) is curative and the current gold standard of surgical treatment.
Answered on Oct 3, 2016
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Dr. Mark Pack
Dr. Mark Pack answered
31 years experience General Surgery
Surgery: The only permanent cure for ulcerative colitis is to surgically remove the entire large intestine.
Answered on Aug 16, 2014

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