Laparoscopic Total Colectomy & Ileoanal Pullthrough
Two Stage Procedure
The procedure can be done in two operations if you have been on low dose corticosteroids, have been responsive to medical management and your rectal lining is intact with minimal inflammation. The two stage procedure is also done for people with FAP.
The two stage procedure combines the first and second stages of the three stage procedure into one longer operation (about 7 -8 hours). The second surgery is the "ostomy takedown" and it is the same surgery as the third stage of the three stage procedure.