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What is removed during an illiostomy?

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Dr. Matt Malkin
Anesthesiology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Possibly nothing

Ileostomy is a surgical procedure where the ileum of the small intestine is attached to a hole made in the abdominal wall.
Things removed depends on the need for surgery. It can be done with a colectomy, where colon is removed as in treating ulcerative colitis. After a time the ileum may be reconnected to rectum in a procedure called a takedown or reanastamosis.

In brief: Possibly nothing

Ileostomy is a surgical procedure where the ileum of the small intestine is attached to a hole made in the abdominal wall.
Things removed depends on the need for surgery. It can be done with a colectomy, where colon is removed as in treating ulcerative colitis. After a time the ileum may be reconnected to rectum in a procedure called a takedown or reanastamosis.
Dr. Matt Malkin
Dr. Matt Malkin
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Dr. Swati Avashia
Internal Medicine & Pediatrics
3 doctors agree

In brief: Part of intestine

Sometimes when a part of the colon needs to be removed, the ileum segment of the small intestine is connected to the abdominal wall and the excrement is collected in a replaceable bag that covers the opening and attaches to the skin of the abdominal wall.

In brief: Part of intestine

Sometimes when a part of the colon needs to be removed, the ileum segment of the small intestine is connected to the abdominal wall and the excrement is collected in a replaceable bag that covers the opening and attaches to the skin of the abdominal wall.
Dr. Swati Avashia
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Dr. Donald Kim
Surgery - Colorectal
2 doctors agree

In brief: Answer Varies

An ileostomy is created by bringing the end of the small bowel, the ileum through the abdominal wall & out to the skin.
Your waste now exits into a "bag'. It can be used to divert your waste away from a problem that needs to heal, or as a result of the removal of all of your colon and rectum (including sphincters) for something like crohn's or ulcerative colitis. A colorectal surgeon can help.

In brief: Answer Varies

An ileostomy is created by bringing the end of the small bowel, the ileum through the abdominal wall & out to the skin.
Your waste now exits into a "bag'. It can be used to divert your waste away from a problem that needs to heal, or as a result of the removal of all of your colon and rectum (including sphincters) for something like crohn's or ulcerative colitis. A colorectal surgeon can help.
Dr. Donald Kim
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