We treat these cases with conservative treatments or surgery include bowel resection, or Colectomy or petiv pouch.
In some cases, the surgeon can reverse this procedure once the bowel has had time to heal. Examples of other surgeries used to treat Crohn's disease include the following: a bowel resection, which involves removing the diseased portion of the intestine. a colectomy, which involves removing diseased part of the colon.
The most common procedure for ulcerative colitis is pelvic pouch or ileal pouch anal anastomosis (IPAA). Your colon and rectum will be removed. A new rectum, called a J-pouch, will be fashioned out of your small intestine. This type of surgery allows you to have bowel movements and use the bathroom.