In order for your ileostomy reversal to produce the results you want your surgeon must make sure that you are a good surgical candidate. Here we’ll discuss some of the general circumstances that make an ideal candidate for a successful ileostomy reversal. Remember, however, that the only way to determine for certain if you personally are a good candidate is to schedule a consultation (in person or by telephone) with an expert continent ileostomy surgeon. This includes a surgeon who performs the BCIR or Barnett Continent Intestinal Reservoir as well as the original Kock Pouch Continent Ileostomy.
A Good Surgical Candidate for Reversal has:
Wait at least 6 months after a conventional ileostomy surgery before re-operating to perform The Continent Ileostomy.
Chose an expert surgeon who performs these operations on a regular basis, and who has a wealth of clinical and surgical experience with BCIR and Kock Pouch patients and operations, someone who will be available to you afterward for personalized direct contact follow-up.