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What is the J-pouch procedure for ulcerative colitis (UC)?

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In the J-pouch procedure, also called IPAA (ileal pouch-anal anastomosis), your surgeon removes the part of your bowel that's causing trouble, including your colon and rectum. He'll use the end of your small intestine, called the ileum, to make a pouch inside your body that collects waste. Then he'll connect the pouch to your anus.

SOURCES:

Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America. "What is Ulcerative Colitis?" "Surgery for Crohn's Disease & Ulcerative Colitis."

Carne, P.  , February 2004. Clinics in Colon and Rectal Surgery

Kirat, H.  , December 2010. Clinics in Colon and Rectal Surgery

National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases: "Ostomy Surgery of the Bowel."

University of California San Francisco Medical Center: "Special Concerns for People With J-Pouches."

University of Pennsylvania Health System: "Patient & Family Guide to Ileal J-Pouch Anal Anastomosis (IPAA) Surgery."

American Cancer Society: "What is an ileostomy?"

Reviewed by Neha Pathak on December 01, 2017

SOURCES:

Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America. "What is Ulcerative Colitis?" "Surgery for Crohn's Disease & Ulcerative Colitis."

Carne, P.  , February 2004. Clinics in Colon and Rectal Surgery

Kirat, H.  , December 2010. Clinics in Colon and Rectal Surgery

National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases: "Ostomy Surgery of the Bowel."

University of California San Francisco Medical Center: "Special Concerns for People With J-Pouches."

University of Pennsylvania Health System: "Patient & Family Guide to Ileal J-Pouch Anal Anastomosis (IPAA) Surgery."

American Cancer Society: "What is an ileostomy?"

Reviewed by Neha Pathak on December 01, 2017

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