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Doctor insights on: What Is The Difference Between Ileostomy And Colonoscopy

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Dr. Charles Cattano
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Colonoscopy (Definition)

Colonoscopy is the procedure of using a long flexible camera to visualize the entire colon from the inside with the option to take pictures, video, perform biopsies, remove polyps, etc. Generally people are sedated and do ...Read more


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What is the difference between ileostomy and a colostomy?

Many: An ileostomy is made from the end of small bowel, tends to have a higher output and be more liquid and tends to be slightly more difficult to maintain. A colostomy is made from the colon (usually sigmoid) has output with a consistency of regular bowel movements. The are different situations (usually anatomical) for construction of one verses the other. ...Read more

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What is the difference between an ileostomy and a colostomy?

What is the difference between an ileostomy and a colostomy?

When a portion: Of small intestine (ileum) is brought to skin level, it is called ileostomy. When a portion of large intestine (colon) is brought to skin level, it is called a colostomy. ...Read more

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What's the difference between an ileoproctostomy and an ileostomy reversal?

Anatomy: An ileoproctostomy is a connection (anastomosis) between the ileum (distal small bowel) and the rectum. It is done after removing the entire colon. An ileostomy is a creation of an opening on the abdominal wall, then bringing the ileum to it and opening it so that the bowel contents empty into a bag. An ileostomy can be done without removing the entire colon and can be reversed when indicated. ...Read more

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What's the difference between a Brooke Ileostomy placement and an Ileoproctostomy?

Good difference: Brooks ileostomy is when a person loose all their colon or most of it by preserving the rectum, and the end of the ileum come out through the abdominal wall and connect to a bag to collect the stool it comes in different forms and function like continent vs incontinent . Visible vs non visible. Ileoproctostomy is when they connect that distal ileum to what ever left of the Colon mostly the rectum. ...Read more

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What's the difference between an ileostomy reversal surgery and a Ileoproctostomy?

What's the difference between an ileostomy reversal surgery and a Ileoproctostomy?

Amount of bowel: Ileum to another section of small intestine if available to maximize absorption surface, or anastomoses to section of colon or rectum if no other usable small intestine. ...Read more

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What's the difference between an ileostomy reversal surgery and a Ileoproctostomy?

What's the difference between an ileostomy reversal surgery and a Ileoproctostomy?

Bowel connections: Ileostomy reversal takes down outside cutaneous opening of ilium (part of small bowel) and attaches it to another loop of bowel usually colon for internal connection. Ilioproctostomy specifically attaches ilium to rectum. ...Read more

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Is there a difference between an Ileostomy Reversal surgery and an Ileoproctostomy surgery? If so, what's the difference?

Is there a difference between an Ileostomy Reversal surgery and an Ileoproctostomy surgery? If so, what's the difference?

Colorectal Surgeon: The two surgeries you describe are very different. I am first going to presume you have an existing ileostomy. An "ileostomy reversal surgery" does exactly what the name suggests. Your diverted segment of small bowel will be reconnected to the prior site. A "ileoproctostomy" would instead take the small bowel and connect it directly to your rectum. ...Read more

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Please explain in laments terms what exactly the difference is between an Ileostomy and an Ileoproctostomy. What determines having 1 over the other?

Simple term explains: ' Ileostomy ' means end of ileum ( small bowel ) was brought our side , bowel contents leaks out into a bag Most likely the entire colon including rectum was removed due to disease or some times temporary staged procedure . In ' ileo-proctostmy ' ileum was connected to rectum no bag needed , go to bath room normal way. ...Read more

Dr. Wayne Myles
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Ileostomy (Definition)

A portion of the small intestine attached to the abdominal wall in order to be able to go to the bathroom if something happened to ...Read more