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If I have radiation therapy to my abdomen, will I still be able to have my colostomy reversed?
9 doctors weighed in

Dr. Reza Shirazi
Radiation Oncology
6 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
Radiation can cause some scarring that can make surgery or reversal of colostomy more difficult.
But usually the radiation to abdomen is in moderate doses and should not interfere.

In brief: Yes
Radiation can cause some scarring that can make surgery or reversal of colostomy more difficult.
But usually the radiation to abdomen is in moderate doses and should not interfere.
Dr. Reza Shirazi
Dr. Reza Shirazi
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Dr. Bahman Daneshfar
Radiation Oncology
2 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
Depending on what cancer and what doses of radiation, in most cases the area that requires colostomy reversal can tolerate the surgery.
However exact details about what and how it was radiated and whether it should be reversed is best answered by your radiation oncologist.

In brief: Yes
Depending on what cancer and what doses of radiation, in most cases the area that requires colostomy reversal can tolerate the surgery.
However exact details about what and how it was radiated and whether it should be reversed is best answered by your radiation oncologist.
Dr. Bahman Daneshfar
Dr. Bahman Daneshfar
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