I had three. They kept the rectum until they created the pouch in surgery #2. It was explained to me why but I don't remember all the reasons.
Take down will be #3. they want to make sure the pouch is healed and sealed before takedown so that I don't have much of a risk of an internal leakage and going sepsis.
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