I have CI and it is hard to say what the answer is without a viable cure. Many patients have had a total or subtotal colectomy due to CI and the results vary depending on the patient. It is my experience that a total colectomy is more favorable than a subtotal. One of the factors is whether or not a motility problem exists in your small intestines or not. Personally, I found the surgery to be helpful. It wasn't a cure and I have to eat limited foods, but without the surgery, I probably wouldn't be here.
I hope this helps. Good luck with your surgery.
Revised Coletomy/ Reset Anastimosis 2006
Revised Colectomy/ Obstructions 2005
Sub-total Colectomy 2001
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