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How long is the recovery for the surgery to correct hirschsprung's disease?

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Dr. Troy Reyna
Surgery - Pediatric
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In brief: Depends

A lot depends upon the technique.
Some surgeons will do colostomy followed by a pull through at a later date. A pull through removes the diseased colon and allows the enervated intestine to function normally. If a trans anal pull through is done, normal bowel function ocurrs in several days with advancing to normal diet and discharge home.

In brief: Depends

A lot depends upon the technique.
Some surgeons will do colostomy followed by a pull through at a later date. A pull through removes the diseased colon and allows the enervated intestine to function normally. If a trans anal pull through is done, normal bowel function ocurrs in several days with advancing to normal diet and discharge home.
Dr. Troy Reyna
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Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine

In brief: Two stage surgery

The surgery is usually done in two stages first stage the part of colon which is diseased as it has no ganglions is excised, and the legth of resection varies.
And a hole is made inthe abdominal wall and colon or ileum is brought out for the feces to come out there second stage there is anastomosis of the both ends and colostomy or ileostomy is closed recovery is variable depending on the extent of.

In brief: Two stage surgery

The surgery is usually done in two stages first stage the part of colon which is diseased as it has no ganglions is excised, and the legth of resection varies.
And a hole is made inthe abdominal wall and colon or ileum is brought out for the feces to come out there second stage there is anastomosis of the both ends and colostomy or ileostomy is closed recovery is variable depending on the extent of.
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