What life is like after colostomy reversal surgery depends on whether a surgeon removes a portion of a patient's bowel during the colostomy, and how much and what portion a surgeon removes, according to Healthgrades; the... More »

A colostomy reversal surgery involves re-attaching the ends of the bowel and closing the stoma that was created during an initial surgical operation. The plan for a reversal is usually put in place at the time of the ori... More »

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The hospital stay for a traditional colostomy reversal surgery is seven to eight days. If the reversal is done laparoscopically, the hospital stay is five days, according to Columbia St. Mary's Hospital. More »

Recovery time for colostomy reversal surgery varies with each patient and lasts between two weeks and several months or longer, states ColostomyCare.org. Age, physical condition, complications and whether a colon resecti... More »

A colostomy reversal surgery involves re-attaching the ends of the bowel and closing the stoma that was created during an initial surgical operation. The plan for a reversal is usually put in place at the time of the ori... More »

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The major dangers of a colostomy reversal procedure are bowel incontinence, a sore anus, anal leakage, excessive flatulence, and increased urgency and frequency of defecation, as noted by the National Health Service. Com... More »

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To prepare for a colostomy reversal operation, an individual should consult with his physician regarding medications and dietary restrictions, according to Drugs.com. Electrocardiogram, blood and urine tests may also be ... More »