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Continent Ileostomy

A continent ileostomy (also known as a “Koch pouch” or a modification of it- a “T-pouch”) is an alternative to "J-pouch" surgery for ulcerative colitis or other conditions that require removal of the colon and rectum. It involves creation of a reservoir that is not a typical “stoma.” Patients can intermittently drain stool via a tube inserted into the reservoir through a special valve in the abdominal wall created with intestine. It is a specialized procedure and Dr. Kaiser is one of only a handful of surgeons who perform this procedure in California. Because it is so specialized, no everyone will qualify for this, and it requires a highly motivated patient given the potential for complications and revisional surgery. Call today to schedule your consultation regarding this procedure.  

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