Life After Colectomy

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Alternative Names

Ileorectal anastomosis


Risks

Total abdominal colectomy is usually safe. Your risk depends on your general overall health. Ask your doctor about these possible complications:

Risks for any surgery are:

  • Blood clots in the legs that may travel to the lungs
  • Breathing problems
  • Infection, including in the lungs, urinary tract, and belly
  • Heart attack or stroke

Risks for this surgery are:

  • Bleeding inside your belly
  • Damage to nearby organs in the body
  • Scar tissue may form in the belly and cause a...
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