IBD and Surgery

Do All IBD Patients Need Surgery?
"Even with proper medication and diet, as many as two-thirds to three-quarters of people with Crohn's disease will require surgery at some point d...
Wed, 19 Aug, 2020 at 7:37 PM
What Conditions Require Immediate Surgery
"Ulcerative colitis Sudden, severe ulcerative colitis This is the main reason for emergency surgery for ulcerative colitis. About 15 percent of peopl...
Wed, 19 Aug, 2020 at 8:10 PM
Preparing for Surgery
"In some cases, surgery will be an emergency procedure and there will be little time to prepare. However, if possible, it is important to prepare yours...
Wed, 19 Aug, 2020 at 8:02 PM
What are the Surgical Options for Ulcerative Colitis?
"Because ulcerative colitis affects only the colon and rectum, once these organs are removed, the person is cured. For many years, those who underwent ...
Wed, 19 Aug, 2020 at 8:12 PM
Subtotal Colectomy
"Your doctor may recommend a subtotal colectomy if your colon is diseased and must be entirely removed, but your rectum is unaffected by Crohn’s diseas...
Wed, 19 Aug, 2020 at 7:45 PM
Total Proctocolectomy
" Your doctor may recommend a proctocolectomy if your colon and your rectum (together known as the large intestine) are diseased and must be removed. T...
Wed, 19 Aug, 2020 at 7:42 PM
Strictureplasty and Small Bowel Resection
"Chronic inflammation in the intestines can cause the walls of your digestive tract to thicken or form scar tissue. This can narrow a section of intest...
Wed, 19 Aug, 2020 at 7:54 PM
What are the Risk Factors for Recurrence after Surgery?
Three main risk factors for recurrence are: 1. Penetrating disease 2. Smoking 3. Prior surgical resections
Mon, 17 Aug, 2020 at 11:19 AM
Surgery Recovery
"You will receive specific instructions for postoperative care after surgery. You may be given drugs, such as pain medication or antibiotics, and there...
Wed, 19 Aug, 2020 at 7:59 PM