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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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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 stoma reversal procedure involves closing the holes in the colon and removing the previously created stoma, according to Medline Plus. This procedure generally occurs 12 weeks after the initial colostomy surgery. More »

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