Question about the 1 step J-pouch surgery.

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   Posted 8/28/2009 1:16 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi to all,
This might be the wrong place to post this ( I am also posting this on the UC forum) but I am not quite sure where to go for help.
I had a surgical consult today and the surgeon recommended the 1 step j-pouch where they remove the colon and create the pouch and wire everything through all at once. I am a little leery of this method but the surgeon said he has had great success with this procedure. Anyway, I was wondering if anyone else has had this type of surgery and what your thoughts and feelings on it were, also if there were any complications from it and if you had to do it over again this way, would you?
Thanks in advance!

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Date Joined Jul 2009
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   Posted 8/28/2009 8:17 PM (GMT -6)   
I had a consult with a surgeon who does not recommend doing it in 1 step. He always does the 2 step approach because it gives your insides a chance to heal. He waits 6-8 weeks between the 2 surgeries.
Diagnosed with Ulcerative Proctitis 1999, changed to Ulcerative Colitis 2002.  Currently taking 6MP 50mg, Prednisone 30mg, Lialda 2 tabs/day, Colocort enemas, Canasa suppositories

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