Proctoclectomy with Ileostomy
 
 

Proctoclectomy with Ileostomy

A proctoclectomy with ileostomy surgery takes out the large intestine and rectum. This surgery requires an ileostomy, an opening in the belly that removes waste from the body when the large intestine and rectum is removed. This surgery is performed when other treatments for large intestine disorders are not successful. It done for individuals with an inflamed large intestine and rectum or an inflamed digestive tract. This surgery is also done for colon and rectum cancer, the presence of growths or polyps on the rectum and large intestine, intestinal bleeding, intestinal birth defects and intestines damaged from injuries or accidents.

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