Sunday, September 16, 2012

Mayo Clinic MD Discusses A Good Option For Severe Cases of Ulcerative Colitis

The doctor explains the surgery for an ileoanal anastomosis and discusses the benefits of this surgery for hard to treat UC (ulcerative colitis).

"...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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