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J Pouch Surgery in the Houston, TX Area

When it comes to our patients with ulcerative colitis, we want to make sure they have treatment options available when medications fail to manage their symptoms effectively. That’s why we offer a proctocolectomy with ileal pouch-anal anastomosis or j-pouch surgery. With our double board-certified surgeons and the help of our state-of-the-art and minimally invasive surgical options, there’s no better team to call when you need more extensive solutions to addressing your ulcerative colitis. Keep reading to learn more about our j pouch surgery and how Houston Colon should be your first and last choice for treating your colorectal issues.

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Understanding the J Pouch Surgery

For J pouch surgery, our surgical professionals will construct an ileal pouch-anal anastomosis (IPAA). To carry out this procedure, one of our seasoned professionals will remove your colon and rectum. Then, using the end of your small intestine to form an internal pouch that is commonly shaped like a J. The end of the small intestine is then joined to the top of the anal canal, which enables control over the bowels while a temporary opening is created. This allows waste to pass through the abdominal wall into an ostomy bag while your j pouch has time to heal. After 8 to 12 weeks, you will have a follow-up appointment where the ileostomy is closed, the two ends of the bowel are reattached, and waste will be able to pass through the small intestine once more. It will collect in the pouch and work its way out through the anus effectively.

Delivering the Surgical Solutions You Need

As a surgical facility that performs 95% minimally invasive surgeries as compared to the 40% national average, it goes without saying that we stay on top of the latest and greatest surgical solutions. You don’t have to settle for invasive surgery and extended recovery times with our implementation of high-quality laparoscopic and robotic surgical options. Though you will require some time to heal and allow the body to adapt to the pouch, the benefits of j pouch surgery over other ulcerative colitis treatments are undeniable. Contact our Houston, TX location to schedule your appointment today!

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