Can you tell me about surgical resection of ascending colon in Crohn's colitis?

Major surgery. Partial resection of the colon is a major operation that can be done open or laparoscopically. Usually it is a 2-4 hour operation associated with a 2-5 day stay in the hospital. Disorganized vowel function could keep you in longer. These major resection related risk is that the connection leaks, which happens infrequently, but can be a life threatening situation. Hope this helps!

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Have you done surgical resection of ascending colon in Crohn's colitis?

Not recommended. Whenever there is evidence of dysplasia or cancer in the setting of crohn's colitis, it is probably better to consider a total proctocolectomy as there is high risk of synchronous cancer or recurrence elsewhere in the colon. Read more...

What to expect for surgical resection of ascending colon in Crohn's colitis?

Are you sure? Partial resection of the colon on Crohn's disease can be tricky and also can lead to complications such as obstruction of the colon that is left over. Many are left with permanent ostomy bags. I wouldnmake absolutely certain that you have maxed out medical therapy and would even get a second opinion before embarking on this surgery. Read more...

Can you request a large bowel removal for a better quality of life. I have Crohn's and pan-colitis entire colon effected no Crohn's in s-bowel?

Crohns. Yes you can have a this is a complex decision to be made in coordination with your gastroenterologist and surgeon. The problem with colectomy in crohns disease is the fact that the disease can then affect your small intestine resulting in shortgut syndrome and the inability to absorb nutrients and water properly. Please talk this over with your gastrologist and seek a surgical opinion from a colorectal specialist. Read more...

Not long ago diagnosed with colitis/ colon inflammation, could uc or Crohn's flares last a month or longer?

UC/Crohn's . Ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease are inflammatory diseases which tend to be chronic. Certainly the flares can last for a month or longer, but we do have good medicines these days to get them under control. To treat this you need a gastroenterologist who treats these diseases regularly. It is important to follow their advice closely. Good luck. Read more...

Ct showed colitis in left & transv. Colon. History of gastritis & duodenitis. Dr. Thinks poss. Crohn's or u. Colitis. Biopsy sched. Which 1 more likely?

IBD. Crohn's usually involves very short segments of bowel while ulcerative colitis usually starts near the rectum and travels up the left colon, transverse and sometimes reaches the cecum in a more confluent pattern. Biopsies can help clear up this picture. Other causes of colitis include infection, ischemia and nsaids. Read more...