The IBD Clinic team reviews surgical procedures specific for patients with IBD. Topics include:

  • rectal sparing total abdominal colectomy compared to proctocolectomy where the rectum is removed
  • ileostomy
  • ileal anal-pouch anastomosis or IPAA
  • J-pouch
  • stricturoplasty for the treatment of intestinal strictures that may develop in Crohn's disease

The team discusses the goals of each surgical procedure, what a patient should expect, and situations where the surgery should not be performed. Throughout, the team answers surgery & IBD questions posed by patients and other health care practitioners.


  • Dr. Richard Fedorak, Gastroenterologist specializing in IBD
  • Dr. Leo Dieleman, Gastroenterologist specializing in IBD
  • Dr. Karen Kroeker, Gastroenterologist specializing in IBD
  • Dr. Rachel Khadaroo, General Surgeon & Intensivist

Duration: 60 minutes

Date: March 2013