Surgery for Large bowel diseases

Proctocolectomy (removal of the rectum and colon) with ileostomy: A surgery is required to remove the entire rectum and colon and bring the ileum (the end part of the small intestine) through an opening in the wall of the abdomen called stoma. This process is done to allow the drainage of intestinal waste out of the body if the Ulcerative Colitis (UC) is severe. Then the second procedure called ileostomy is carried out.

Restorative Proctocolectomy popularly known as Ileoanal Pouch Anal Anastomosis (IPAA): Removal of rectum and colon takes place in the surgery of IPAA, but the patient continues to pass stool through the anus. The patient’s ileum is pulled down and connected to the anus that works as a pouch to take out the stool from the body.

Dr El-Khoury will discuss the operation detailing the indications, the risks and the benefits of the surgery and will also supplement his discussions with the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons information on the surgery.