It's my understanding that they don't remove parts of the colon, simply because it's almost a given that the UC will then manifest itself in another part of the colon. They do remove bits and pieces of the large and small bowel with Chron's patients, but I believe that's more because of extreme damage that has to come out, not to cure anything.
Symptoms began in November 2008, ~4 weeks after giving birth to my son.
Eased for ~3 weeks in December, possibly b/c of probiotic use?
Returned in January 2009 (with a vengeance), diagnosed with pancolitis on January 30.
Currently taking Asacol (400mg 4 pills 3x daily), Rowasa nightly, Culturelle probiotic, and Zoloft (25 mg).