Treatments: Ileostomy


Description: Different types of ostomy are performed depending on how much and what part of the intestines are removed. The surgeries are called ileostomy, colostomy, and ileoanal reservoir surgery. When the colon and rectum are removed, the surgeon performs an ileostomy to attach the bottom of the small intestine (ileum) to the stoma. When the rectum is removed, the surgeon performs a colostomy to attach the colon to the stoma. A temporary colostomy may be performed when part of the colon has been removed and the rest of the colon needs to heal. 1

Count: Ileostomy is listed as a: treatment for 3 conditions; alternative treatment for 3 conditions; preventive treatment for 0 conditions; research treatment for 0 conditions.
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Ileostomy as a treatment: The following list of conditions have 'Ileostomy' or similar listed as a treatment in our database:


  • Familial polyposis ... ileostomy


  • Hirschsprung's disease ... ileostomy


  • Ileitis ... ileostomy

    1. excerpt from Ileostomy, Colostomy, and Ileoanal Reservoir Surgery: NIDDK

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