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If i under go ulcerative colitis surgery can I die and what's the percentage of a surgey to success.

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Dr. Arthur Heller
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology

In brief: Any surgery has risk

Chances are if you need uc surgery it is because of: poor response to medical therapy, acute decompensation, and/or risk for cancer.
Normal kidney, lung, heart, liver function then the risks are well worth taking. If surgery is for rx of life-threatening problems, then you have little choice. Talk w/gi md, surgeon, at length. Get info from ccfa.Org (crohn's and colitis foundation of america).

In brief: Any surgery has risk

Chances are if you need uc surgery it is because of: poor response to medical therapy, acute decompensation, and/or risk for cancer.
Normal kidney, lung, heart, liver function then the risks are well worth taking. If surgery is for rx of life-threatening problems, then you have little choice. Talk w/gi md, surgeon, at length. Get info from ccfa.Org (crohn's and colitis foundation of america).
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