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How is a laparoscopic j-pouch procedure done?

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Dr. David Stein
Surgery - Colorectal
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Using 4-5 small incisions we free up all the attachments of the colon and rectum. Then we divide the rectum above the anal muscles or sphincters and make an extraction incision.
About 3 inches in size. After removal of the colon and rectum we create the pouch and then attach it to the anal muscles. Sometimes you need a bikini incision to help with the pelvic part of the surgery.

In brief: Carefully!

Using 4-5 small incisions we free up all the attachments of the colon and rectum. Then we divide the rectum above the anal muscles or sphincters and make an extraction incision.
About 3 inches in size. After removal of the colon and rectum we create the pouch and then attach it to the anal muscles. Sometimes you need a bikini incision to help with the pelvic part of the surgery.
Dr. David Stein
Dr. David Stein
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Dr. Carlo Contreras
Surgery - Oncology
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In brief: Very carefully...

A j-pouch is constructed from your own small intestine.
The intestine is doubled over on itself for a few inches into a "j" where the bottom part of the j is fashioned into a common channel, or a pouch, using a surgical stapler. The purpose is to create a pouch where stool can be stored so that the patient doesn't have to run to the rest room all the time.

In brief: Very carefully...

A j-pouch is constructed from your own small intestine.
The intestine is doubled over on itself for a few inches into a "j" where the bottom part of the j is fashioned into a common channel, or a pouch, using a surgical stapler. The purpose is to create a pouch where stool can be stored so that the patient doesn't have to run to the rest room all the time.
Dr. Carlo Contreras
Dr. Carlo Contreras
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