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Reverse Colostomy Surgery
My husband had colon rectal cancer and had a colostomy now he is going to get it reversed i guess i need to know how hard the surgery will be on him he has gone through so much and now its all fixing to be over please help ?
Talk to your surgeon: Colostomy reversal may be very simple (if it was an ileostomy)or very complex - if a "stump" in the pelvis and needs extensive internal work for reconnection.I have done ileostomy reversals in an hour or so but have spent more than 5hrs. For some complicated pelvic reversals.Postoperative bowel function depends on where the colon was removed, history of radiation, etc. Ask the one who knows best. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have had a colostomy which has been reversed now. Would that still make me eligible for weight loss surgery and which would be better?
Yes, both possible: A prior colostomy would likely lead to multiple adhesions, which are like cobwebs attaching one loop to another. These can make it impossible to move the small bowel up to the stomach for a bypass. So, it might be better for a sleeve, since it doesn't matter about the small bowel adhesions. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have to go to surgery colostomy closure.What to expect after surgery?What should be my diet after surgery?Thank you
Follow advice: Following colostomy closure, i think it's a good practice to avoid very harsh roughage(nuts, popcorn, etc) until your bowel movements return to normal. Otherwise you should expect things to return to normal but it may take a week or two. It's best to follow your surgeon's advice, however. ...Read more
My 3months old nephew is getting operated for a colostomy surgery tomorrow. How long does it take for pull-through to be done? Are these laproscopic?
Most likely open: Surgery babies of that age. Speak to the surgeon ...Read more
Not necessarily: It depends on where in the colon your surgery is and for what indication ie cancer or benign disease. Sometimes the colostomy is temporary as the surgery may be 'staged' into two or more operations. You should consult your surgeon regarding the specific indications for the surgery and alternative options. The majority of colon operations are completed without a colostomy. ...Read more
Ive had about 5 episodes of diverticulitis since May....keeps returning monthly. Does surgery mean a colostomy bag is necessary?
Probably not : It's likely that you won't need a colostomy. It depends, however, on which parts of your colon are involved. Usually the disease is most significant in the sigmoid colon. It can usually be removed and a new connection (primary anastomosis) created without the need for a colostomy. I'd suggest you see a surgeon, go over your imaging, and discuss the options. ...Read more
My dad just had a colostomy surgery and doctosr pu a bag for all the waste, is it permanent, kidney is removed?
Does a person of the age of 50 with a colostomy bag for over 13 years qualify for a reversal surgery. Her large intestines were removed because palips?
Depends: Most of the time when a temporary colostomy is done anorectal area will be intact, if that is the case could be reversed, some times due to disease process anorectal part of colon is removed then can not be reversed . Consult your surgeon after evaluation will tell you if it could be reversed or not, . ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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