The procedure avoids the need for a permanent opening in the abdomen stoma for passing bowel movements. An ileostomy is where, in the absence of the colon, the small intestine is brought through the abdomen and sewn down forming an opening called a stoma. The main surgery has three main steps: It is sometimes used when the patient has another pouch that needs revision. You will probably be advised against any heavy lifting or strenuous physical activity and you may not be able to drive for a couple of weeks. Clostridium difficile infection after restorative proctocolectomy and ileal pouch anal anastomosis for ulcerative colitis. If your surgery involved the formation of a stoma then you will see an ostomy nurse who will teach you how to care for it.
In this surgical procedure the ileum is attached to the anus after the rectum has been removed.
Results of 50 ileoanal J pouch operations.
Shackelford's Surgery of the Alimentary Tract. It will probably take several weeks after leaving hospital for you to begin to feel better. Mild or moderate dietary restrictions may be needed in order to avoid excessive diarrhea. For this reason, some are encouraged to add extra salt to meals. J-pouch procedures are the preferred method for treating chronic ulcerative colitis in which symptoms are hard to control.