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Laparoscopic Colectomy Procedure
I had a laparoscopic colectomy with ileorectal anastomosis surgery on 1/18 and I am experiencing cramping when i lay down and at night. Is this normal?
If patient had total colectomy with Ileostomy placement, can they have a surgical procedure involving ileum to sigmoid/left colon several yrs later.
YES: if one performs a left colectomy, even extending the dissection below peritoneal reflection, as long as there is a rectal stump, 1-2 cm above the levators, proximal bowel can be reanastomosed. One can creates a pouch from the proximal bowel to make anastomosis easier and have the pouch act as a partial reservoir for the liquid feces in the ileum that will be used for anastomosis ...Read more
I had a right colectomy with open abdominal surgery. Why did they gave me a horizontal cut next to my belly button?
Depends: I do not know why you had colon surgery. Some surgeons trained with performing a transverse incision for right colon surgery. It may be a personal preference of the surgeon, or your type of condition was best suited for that incision. Your surgeon would be able to better inform you as to reasons for a type of incision. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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