Elective Abdominal Surgery for Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Feinberg AE1, Valente MA2. Surg Clin North Am. 2019 Dec;99(6):1123-1140. doi: 10.1016/j.suc.2019.08.004. Epub 2019 Oct 10.


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Department of General Surgery, Joseph Brant Hospital, 390 Brant Street, Suite 405, Burlington, Ontario L7R 4J4, Canada.

Department of Colorectal Surgery, Digestive Disease and Surgery Institute, Cleveland Clinic, 9500 Euclid Avenue, Desk A-30, Cleveland, OH 44195, USA. Electronic address: valentm2@ccf.org.


Elective abdominal surgery for inflammatory bowel disease is common. Surgery for Crohn's disease is not curative, and treatment must be individualized to the disease process. Surgery for ulcerative colitis generally is curative but consideration of patient-specific factors is important for staging of the procedure and determining whether ileal pouch-anal anastomosis is appropriate.

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