Proctocolectomy and Ileostomy for Inflammatory Bowel Disease
How Well It Works
This surgery cures ulcerative colitis. About 7 to 8 out of 10 people have long-term success with this surgery.Reference 1
Surgery will not cure Crohn's disease. But it may give people some time without symptoms. Crohn's disease usually comes back after surgery.
|By:||Reference Healthwise Staff||Last Revised: October 8, 2012|
|Medical Review:||Reference E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine
Reference Peter J. Kahrilas, MD - Gastroenterology