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Continent Ileostomy

Continent Ileostomy

USC Surgery / Treatments / Continent Ileostomy

A continent ileostomy (also known as a “Koch pouch” or a “T-pouch”) is an alternative to “J-pouch” surgery for ulcerative colitis or other conditions that require removal of the colon and rectum. It involves creation of a reservoir that is not a typical “stoma.” Patients can intermittently drain stool via a tube inserted into the reservoir through a special valve in the abdominal wall created with intestine. It is a specialized procedure and Dr. Andreas Kaiser is one of only a handful of surgeons who perform this procedure in California. Because it is so specialized, not every patient will qualify for this treatment.

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Keck Medicine of USC
Univeristy of Southern California
Keck Medicine of USC
Keck Medicine of USC
Keck Medicine of USC is the University of Southern California’s medical enterprise, one of only two university-owned academic medical centers in the Los Angeles area.