I think it depends on the individual doctor and the reason for the colectomy. For example, a person with Crohn's might be able to get away with a normal (day before) prep, but a person with CI might have to do a longer one. I had to do a three-day prep.
Breast Cancer at 36. Diagnosed in 2000. Bilateral mastectomy with reconstruction.
Sub-Total colectomy in September 2007 for colonic inertia.
Son diagnosed with Crohn's at 17 (now 21). Taking Asacol and 6MP with Prednisone and Rowasa added during flareups.
Husband HLA B27 postive with ankylosing spondylitis and psoriatic arthritis.