Redo Pouch and Pouch Salvage Procedures

When pouch failure occurs, our experience and expertise may allow for further sphincter preservation. Options may include pouch revision, creation of a redo pouch or neo-pouch creation. In some circumstances, the conversion of a J-pouch into a continent ileostomy (K-pouch) may be considered for the preservation of continence and improvement of quality of life. Salvage of ileoanal pouches may involve specialized perineal and abdominal techniques for pouch-perineal or pouch-vaginal fistulae, pouch sinus, pelvic sepsis related to the pouch, pouch and anastomotic strictures, Crohn's disease complicating the pouch, and pouch prolapse.

Read about Sara’s journey as an ulcerative colitis patient and experiences undergoing a K pouch procedure »