As of August 2012 it is an option
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"...ileoanal anastomosis eliminates ulcerative colitis. Bowel movements after surgery can be more frequent, and they may be watery or soft because the colon is not present to absorb water. But, for most people, symptoms such as pain, cramps, diarrhea and urgent bowel movements disappear after ileoanal anastomosis and, as a result, their overall quality of life is much better than it was before surgery."— John Pemberton, M.D., Colon and Rectal Surgery, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minn.
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"Risk for ischemic heart disease was higher among patients with IBD than those without, particularly within 1 year of IBD diagnosis in a recent study."