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A 51-year-old female asked about a male:

7yr survivor colon can. what is the procedure called to reconnect intestine/bowel for normal bm again? what to expect post surgery?

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Dr. Robert Uyeda
General Surgery 46 years experience
If you have : A colostomy and rectum with intact sphincter muscles, the colon near the colostomy and rectum can be connected, so you can have normal stools. This operation is called takedown of colostomy and coloproctostomy.
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