What is a total colectomy with Ileorectal anastomosis?

This is an operation to remove the whole colon and join the ileum (the last part of the small intestines) directly to the rectum.

What is a Ileorectal anastomosis?

Overview. Ileoanal anastomosis (il-e-o-A-nul uh-nas-tuh-MOE-sis) surgery (commonly called J-pouch surgery) allows you to eliminate waste normally after removal of your entire large intestine (colon and rectum). J-pouch surgery is also known as ileal pouch-anal anastomosis (IPAA) surgery.

What is proctocolectomy with IPAA?

A restorative proctocolectomy with ileal pouch-anal anastomosis (RPC-IPAA) removes the entire colon and rectum while preserving the anal sphincter and, hence, normal bowel function and fecal continence [3-6]. The pouch serves as an internal pelvic reservoir for intestinal contents.

What is a colectomy with J-pouch?

J-pouch surgery is a procedure that is performed after a patient has had a proctocolectomy. This is an operation to remove the colon and rectum (large intestine), which store and eliminate solid wastes.

What is a colectomy with anastomosis?

Removal of the colon is called a colectomy. The remaining bowel is then joined together. Joining the bowel is called an anastomosis. When cancer is found in the sigmoid colon, the sigmoid colon is removed. The descending colon is then reconnected to the rectum.

How is Ileorectal anastomosis performed?

After proctocolectomy to remove your colon and your rectum, your surgeon may connect your small intestine to your anus (ileoanal anastomosis). This allows you to expel waste normally, though you’ll likely have several watery bowel movements daily.

What is a Pouchoscopy procedure?

A pouchoscopy is an endoscopic examination of the pouch. It is a simple, recommended procedure that is performed with a slim, flexible tube called an endoscope. This tube has a camera at the tip to provide a close-up view of the inside of the pouch. Biopsies or polyp removal may be performed during this procedure.

What is a total colectomy and ileostomy?

A colectomy removes all or part of your large intestine (colon) and an ileostomy (a type of stoma) is then formed using the end of your small intestine. A stoma is an opening in your abdomen which is surgically created. It diverts faeces into a bag attached to the opening.

What is the J-pouch made of?

After having an ileoanal reservoir procedure for the treatment of ulcerative colitis or familial polyposis, you will have a reservoir or “J-pouch.” A J-pouch is made from the end of the small bowel and attached to the anal canal to form a pathway for the passage of stool.

What is arterial anastomosis?

An anastomosis refers to any join between two vessels. Circulatory anastomoses are named based on the vessels they join: two arteries (arterio-arterial anastomosis), two veins (veno-venous anastomosis), or between an artery and a vein (arterio-venous anastomosis).