Proctocolectomy is removal of the entire colon, including the lower part of the rectum and the sphincter muscles that control bowel movements. It can achieve a complete cure, but it is a last resort.
Ileostomy. In some proctocolectomies, the surgeon creates an opening in the abdominal wall (called a stoma) to allow passage of waste material. This part of the procedure is referred to as an ileostomy, and the stoma is created in the lower right corner...Read more
I recently underwent a resection of some of my terminal ileum because of Crohn's disease. Do I need to take any medications now? I don't... Read more »
About once or twice a month, I see a young male in his late teens or early 20s who come to me to evaluate a bump or lesion on his penis.... Read more »
See Part I of this series for more Q&A from Dr. Eisner The arthritis in my knee has been acting up lately. A rheumatologist... Read more »