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Expert opinions? Which is better after colectomy: ileostomy or j-pouch?

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

Indications for the surgery.
Crohn's disease should never be treated with a j pouch. Then it is an issue with the patients preferences and life style and skills of your surgeon. J pouch usually requires a temporary ileostomy and thus an extra operation to close the temporary ileostomy. These are issues to discuss with the surgeon and contact your local ostomy association, meetings and ask members.

In brief: Depends on the

Indications for the surgery.
Crohn's disease should never be treated with a j pouch. Then it is an issue with the patients preferences and life style and skills of your surgeon. J pouch usually requires a temporary ileostomy and thus an extra operation to close the temporary ileostomy. These are issues to discuss with the surgeon and contact your local ostomy association, meetings and ask members.
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Dr. Tracy Berg
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