Total proctocolectomy with ileostomy is surgery to remove all of the colon (part of the large intestine), rectum, and anus.
You will receive general anesthesia right before your surgery. This will make you unconscious and unable to feel pain.
For your proctocolectomy:
- Your surgeon will make surgical cut about 6 inches long in your lower belly.
- Then your surgeon will remove your large intestine and rectum.
- Your surgeon may also look at your lymph nodes...