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What surgeries can treat ulcerative colitis?

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This form of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) can be cured with surgery. One option, proctocolectomy, removes your entire colon and rectum. You’ll need to wear a pouch on the outside of your body to collect your stool. Another common surgery is called an ileoanal anastomosis. The surgeon removes your colon and then creates a pouch inside your body that connects the small intestine to the anal canal. Your poop will still empty through your bottom.

From: Inflammatory Bowel Disease WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCE:  National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse, National Institutes of Health. FDA. “FDA approves Inflectra, a biosimilar to Remicade.” “FDA approves Amjevita, a biosimilar to Humira.” Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America."Maintenance Therapy." "What is Crohn's Disease?" "What is Ulcerative Colitis?"  



Reviewed by Minesh Khatri on September 16, 2019

SOURCE:  National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse, National Institutes of Health. FDA. “FDA approves Inflectra, a biosimilar to Remicade.” “FDA approves Amjevita, a biosimilar to Humira.” Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America."Maintenance Therapy." "What is Crohn's Disease?" "What is Ulcerative Colitis?"  



Reviewed by Minesh Khatri on September 16, 2019

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