Total colectomy or proctocolectomy - discharge

End ileostomy - colectomy or proctolectomy - discharge; Continent ileostomy - discharge; Ostomy - colectomy or proctolectomy - discharge; Restorative proctocolectomy - discharge; Ileal-anal resection - discharge; Ileal-anal pouch - discharge; J-pouch - discharge; S-pouch - discharge; Pelvic pouch - discharge; Ileal-anal anastomosis - discharge; Ileal-anal pouch - discharge; Ileal pouch - anal anastomosis - discharge; IPAA - discharge; Ileal-anal reservoir surgery - discharge

You had surgery to remove your large intestine. Your anus and rectum also may have been removed. You also may have had an ileostomy.

This article describes what to expect after surgery and how to take care of yourself at home.

When You're in the Hospital

What to Expect at Home

Self-care

Wound Care

Diet

Returning to Work

When to Call the Doctor