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Please explain if it is possible to have all or part of your colon removed without having to live a bag for the rest of your life?

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Dr. Eric Kaplan
Surgery - Colorectal
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In brief: Depends on

Your medical condition and the procedure but assuming you are healthy, part of your colon to all of your colon except your lower rectum/anus can be removed and the small bowel connected to the remaining portion and avoid an ostomy/bag.
The indications for the surgery may also play a role in determining your result.

In brief: Depends on

Your medical condition and the procedure but assuming you are healthy, part of your colon to all of your colon except your lower rectum/anus can be removed and the small bowel connected to the remaining portion and avoid an ostomy/bag.
The indications for the surgery may also play a role in determining your result.
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