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Ileoanal Anastomosis (J-pouch) Surgery

What Is Ileoanal Anastomosis Surgery?

J-pouch surgery, also known as ileoanal anastomosis surgery, is a procedure mainly used for treating severe cases of ulcerative colitis. It involves the removal of your colon and rectum to form a J-shaped pouch to gather and help with waste removal. It is considered the most common surgical process for this disease. However, your doctor will not suggest it unless medications and other treatments do not work. J-pouch surgery can also help with uncontrolled bleeding of the gastrointestinal tract and toxic megacolon. [1]