Ileostomy after Colectomy:
Removal of the diseased colon (may include part of the rectum as well) creating an ileostomy. See Figure 5 below.
Ileostomy after Proctocolectomy:
Removal of the diseased colon and all of the rectum. See Figure 5 below.
Removal of a portion of the diseased colon (may include part of the rectum as well). See Figure 6 below.
Removal of a diseased or strictured portion of the small or large intestine.
This may be required to surgically correct a bowel perforation
This may be a staged surgery, requiring a temporary ostomy. Depending on the location and severity of the disease, sometimes a permanent ostomy may be recommended.
Written by Tina Aswani Omprakash. Medically reviewed and validated by Jordan Axelrad, MD, MPH. These webpages are funded by a grant from The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust.