Laparoscopic Total Colectomy & Ileoanal Pullthrough
During your outpatient visit, you will meet many staff members from the general surgery department, including administrative assistants who will schedule surgery, post-operative appointments and arrange any testing that may be needed.
How you may feel about your surgical consult:
You may experience many emotions when you come for a surgical consult. It is not uncommon to feel sad, angry, depressed or insecure. These are all normal emotions. You may have been ill for some time. It is sometimes hard to believe that surgery will help you achieve a new outlook on life. As you become more comfortable and confident with your ostomy functions, you will hopefully find that it gets easier to deal with.
We have a program where you can talk to someone who has already been through the surgery. Most patients and families find this to be an excellent resource. They can help answer your questions about the surgery, help alleviate concerns and talk about recovery and life after surgery.