What is Ileostomy Reversal?

Category: Surgeries


An ileostomy takedown is a procedure in which an ileostomy is reversed. The large intestine is reconnected to the colon or to an ileoanal reservoir, which is often constructed from tissue taken from the small intestine.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Colon cancer 2 1
Crohn's disease 2 0
Ulcerative colitis 2 3
Support digestive health 1 0

  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 0
Moderate 2
Mild 0
None 2

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Ileostomy Reversal

Side effect Patients
Bowel obstruction 1
Diarrhea 1
Pain 1
Pouchitis 1


Stopped having Ileostomy Reversal

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 9
Adherence Evaluations
Always 2
Usually 2
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 2
A little hard to take 0
Not at all hard to take 2
Last updated:
There are no evaluations for Ileostomy Reversal.