:) Ileal pouch-anal anastomosis, or IPAA. The "ileal pouch" is the j-pouch (it's made of your ileum). Anastomosis is the surgical procedure of connecting two structures, so they're saying they'll will make the ileal pouch (j-pouch) and then connect it to your anus. The "stoma re
location" probably refers to the fact that they'll also be creating your new stoma, a loop ileostomy. You might have had your rectum removed during the first surgery, but it's more likely that the rectum removal will also be performed during this second step. You're correct that the third step is just to reverse, or "take down", the ostomy.
dx'ed UC pancolitis 5/12
past meds: asacol hd, VSL#3, apriso, rowasa, xifaxan, 6mp, cortifoam, pentasa, cimzia, canasa, butyrate, flagyl, cipro, prednisone, remicade, methotrexate, cholestyramine, cortenema
current meds: butyrate
step one: colectomy, end ileo 1/16/13
step two: j-pouch construction, loop ileo 5/1/13