Rectum reconnective surgery

287847 Member Posts: 1
edited March 2014 in Colorectal Cancer #1
I have talked with two surgeons. After removing my rectum, one will bring the sigmoid colon down and connect it directly to the remaining rectum with staples; the other surgeon will bring the sigmoid colon down and loop it back on itself in a J fashion to form a holding chamber for storage until it is convenient to go the the bathroom.
Does anyone have experience or knowledge of these procedures and which would be preferable.


  • Buzzard
    Buzzard Member Posts: 3,043 Member
    If you go to the Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Institute web site you can find all the answers to everything you desire. Im sure you can here also but I am new to this website and not very adept at it yet. Good luck with your decision.......
  • pamysue
    pamysue Member Posts: 105
    J pouch surgery
    There is a ton of online advice/opinions on reconnection, J pouch, ect on this ostomy board:

    There is also a lot of great support there if you are dealing with an ileostomy or a colostomy.