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Laparoscopic Colostomy Reversal

Medically reviewed by Last updated on Feb 4, 2024.

What do I need to know about laparoscopic colostomy reversal?

Laparoscopic colostomy reversal is surgery to remove your stoma and reconnect your colon. It is also called a colostomy takedown.

What will happen before my surgery?

What will happen during my surgery?

What should I expect after my surgery?

What are the risks of a laparoscopic colostomy reversal?

You may bleed more than expected during or after your surgery. You may have problems that require open surgery. Your surgeon may not be able to reconnect your colon. If this happens, you will need to keep your colostomy. Your colon may leak or pull apart around the area where it was put back together. This can cause a serious infection that can become life-threatening. You may develop a blood clot in your leg or arm. The blood clot can break loose and travel to your brain or lungs. This can be life-threatening.

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