Crohn's Disease / Ulcerative Colitis Community
Blood flow concerns in colon resection
About This Community:

This forum is an un-mediated, patient-to-patient forum for questions and support regarding Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis issues such as: Abdominal Pain, Arthritis, Bleeding (Rectal), Blockage (Intestinal), Delayed Development (Children), Diagnosis, Diarrhea, Fissures, Gall Stones, Growth - Stunted (Children), Kidney Stones, Living With and Managing Crohn’s, Malnutrition, Medications – Drugs, Nutrition, Pregnancy, Protein Deficiency, Research, Skin Problems, Stress, Surgery, Symptoms, Tests, Treatments, Ulcerations – Sores, Weight Loss

Font Size:
A
A
A
Background:
Blank
Blank
Blank
Blank Blank

Blood flow concerns in colon resection

I was diagonsed with crohn's disease five years ago.  I have developed 2 strictures, one in the descending colon and the other in the transverse colon.  The ascending colon, sigmoid colon and rectum look good.  I met with a surgeon that told me it was necessary to remove my ascending colon, even though it is good, due to the anatomy and blood flow issues.  He would basically take the end of my small bowel and connect it to my sigmoid colon.  He said there was only a 5% chance the ascending colon could be saved.  I got a second opinion.  The second surgeon stated it would not be a problem to save the ascending colon and would attach the remaining tranverse colon to the sigmoid colon.  Obviously, I want to save as much colon as possible but I do not want to go back with another surgery because my ascending colon is not getting sufficient blood.  I think I need a second opinion on my second opinion.  Anyone else run into this.  Thanks.
Related Discussions
Post a Comment
To
Blank
Weight Tracker
Weight Tracker
Start Tracking Now
Crohn's Disease / Ulcerative Colitis Community Resources
RSS Expert Activity
233488_tn?1310696703
Blank
Marathon Running Done Over Many Yea...
May 21 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
233488_tn?1310696703
Blank
New Article on Multifocal IOL vs &q...
May 21 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
748543_tn?1371753642
Blank
TMJ/TMJ The Connection Between Teet...
Jan 27 by Hamidreza Nassery , DMD, FICOI, FAGDBlank
Top Digestive Answerers
1974283_tn?1425612724
Blank
Megadodger
Edmonton
Avatar_m_tn
Blank
me_just34