First off I would like to tell a little about myself. My name is Brian and I am 34 yrs. old. I have just found out that I have Familial polyposis. It was recommended thay I get a total colectomy. My mother had colon cancer that spread to her liver and she passed away at the age of 54. I have a list of questions to ask my doc when I have my consult. I was wondering if anyone would be willing to offer advice or share the pros and cons from their surgery.
My areas of advice in need are:
A) Choosing between open or laparoopic surgery?
B) Having your small intestine attached to your rectum or having a J pouch made?
C) Colectomy vs. Colostomy
Any advice or pros/cons would greatly be appreciated.