Controversies in Pouch Surgery
Posted in Lectures on 26 January 2015
Published by Salvadora Delgado
Steven D. Wexner
Chair of Colorectal Surgery – Director Digestive Disease Center
Cleveland Clinic Florida, USA
Colorectal surgeons must go for the less invasive approaches by using the correct techniques and must know when to advise patients to avoid surgery of bowel transit restoration.
In this lecture Steven Wexner goes through an update, reviewing the published data about current controversies in pouch surgery.
As a summary, among the conclusions: indeterminate colitis cases has the worst results; age is not a limit; obese patients are not suitable for pouch surgery; diverting stoma can be omitted in selected patients.