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Are there alternatives to the j-pouch procedure?

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Dr. David Stein
Surgery - Colorectal
2 doctors agree

In brief: It depends.....

If you need your colon and rectum removed you can either have an ileostomy or pelvic pouch.
Depending on the reason for surgery there may be alternatives but for the restoration of bowel function - no bag - but nothing as effective as a pelvic pouch!

In brief: It depends.....

If you need your colon and rectum removed you can either have an ileostomy or pelvic pouch.
Depending on the reason for surgery there may be alternatives but for the restoration of bowel function - no bag - but nothing as effective as a pelvic pouch!
Dr. David Stein
Dr. David Stein
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Dr. Sidney Vinson
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

There are several including an ileoanal anastamosis, end ileostomy, continent ileostomy and others.
You should discuss this with your colorectal surgeon.

In brief: Yes

There are several including an ileoanal anastamosis, end ileostomy, continent ileostomy and others.
You should discuss this with your colorectal surgeon.
Dr. Sidney Vinson
Dr. Sidney Vinson
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