Ditto there's still xeljanz, stelara, and entyvio, so you're not out of options. Out of patience, perhaps. Not everyone tries everything.
Why not just get a no obligation colorectal surgery consultation. A question and answer session with a surgeon. Ask what concerns you and get answers from the pros. More of a learning experience, just in case you need it someday.
Resection surgeries are only for our Crohn's disease friends (removing the bad area and reattaching the adjacent good areas). UC you get a colectomy, removal of whole large intestine, full stop, no exceptions. Why? Resections attempted for UC over the decades ALWAYS result in UC reappearing in the large intestinal areas left behind. Not recommended for that reason.
Bowel rests (giving the bowel a rest and then reattaching) generally do not produce lasting results. UC just returns with renewed vigor after reattaching.
Large intestine only absorbs water, and holds stool; NO nutrients absorbed within large intestine.
A colorectal surgeon would assess Sphincter muscle strength and your case history. Few have issue with that.
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Post Edited (iPoop) : 11/29/2019 7:24:38 PM (GMT-7)