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Which one is better - colectomy or remicade (infliximab) for left sided colitis? Advice from 2 different gis.
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Dr. Jason Hemming
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
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In brief: Hard to say
It all depends. Surgery is usually reserved for medically refractory toxic disease or dysplasia/surgery.
Most patients with severe disease will have an opportunity to respond to medications such as Remicade (infliximab) or cyclosporin before surgery is performed. Colectomy is curative but having an ipaa also presents problems.

In brief: Hard to say
It all depends. Surgery is usually reserved for medically refractory toxic disease or dysplasia/surgery.
Most patients with severe disease will have an opportunity to respond to medications such as Remicade (infliximab) or cyclosporin before surgery is performed. Colectomy is curative but having an ipaa also presents problems.
Dr. Jason Hemming
Dr. Jason Hemming
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Dr. Luis Villaplana
Internal Medicine
In brief: Case by case basis
The particulars o your case typically will guide you and your doctor as far a the best available option for you.

In brief: Case by case basis
The particulars o your case typically will guide you and your doctor as far a the best available option for you.
Dr. Luis Villaplana
Dr. Luis Villaplana
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