If your ulcerative colitis (UC) symptoms are hard to deal with or have even caused problems that need to be taken care of right away, your doctor may tell you that you need a colectomy. A colectomy is a type of surgery in which part of the colon is taken out to treat UC and other types of colon cancer. In some cases, the big colon is taken out in its entirety.
Mejdi Ahmad, M.D., a gastroenterologist with Medical Offices of Manhattan in New York City explains if surgery for your UC symptoms is on the table, how to prepare, how this procedure works, and how post-op recovery usually goes. Read the article.