As a patient living with a happy healthy J-Pouch, I get a lot of questions about J-Pouches. Because of this, I wanted to add a section on my website dedicated to J-Pouches to make it easier for patients to find. I will be adding more information to this page in the days to come, but below I have the most basic information that I feel most patients should know.

jpouchhistoryToday, the success rates are higher than ever for J-Pouch surgery. As with anything, the more experience the greater the results. Here is a brief overview of the history of the J-Pouch.
whatsajpouchIf you are thinking about getting a J-Pouch, or having trouble explaining what exactly it is, here’s a post I put together detailing everything you need to know about J-Pouches.
makeajpouchHave you ever wondered what how a J-Pouch is constructed? While the J-Pouch construction remains basically the same, the procedure itself can be performed in 1, 2 or even three stages. Click on the image above to learn more.
whatsacolonMost of us have at least heard the word “colon” before. But do you know what the function of a colon is? What does it look like?