About a year ago a patient called mifegr placed a posting on the main ask a doctor forum about a total colectomy for an inert colon following excessive use of laxatives. Maybe you can find her posting + responses by typing in mifegr to the search box.
Anyway, I believe that surgery is a last resort for an inert colon. Take a look at the following posting which I placed a few weeks ago regarding another question. I underwent a total colectomy for torrential diverticular bleeding but I suppose that the procedure is identical whether for diverticular bleeding or for an inert colon.
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