What does this mean???

  1. ostomy takedown??? its a surgical procedure......i don't know if their putting one in or taking it out....please tell me....
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  3. by   Nursekatydid
    An ostomy takedown is an ostomy reversal. The colostomy was initially done (most of the time) to give a part of the bowel a rest; whether it was from some sort of trauma, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), or from crohn's.
    A colostomy takedown (AKA: colostomy reversal) is typically a much easier surgery as far as recovery goes and it is generally a happy surgery for the pt. I'm not sure if I explained this clearly, if not let me know or if you have anymore questions I would be more then happy to answer any for you!!!!! I am an RN on an abdominal/trauma surgery floor!!!
  4. by   Kristy_joyz
    What are the complications after the procedure? What is the patient at risk for??? i did a serach on it online i can't come up what it meant thank you......

    Quote from Nursekatydid
    An ostomy takedown is an ostomy reversal. The colostomy was initially done (most of the time) to give a part of the bowel a rest; whether it was from some sort of trauma, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), or from crohn's.
    A colostomy takedown (AKA: colostomy reversal) is typically a much easier surgery as far as recovery goes and it is generally a happy surgery for the pt. I'm not sure if I explained this clearly, if not let me know or if you have anymore questions I would be more then happy to answer any for you!!!!! I am an RN on an abdominal/trauma surgery floor!!!
  5. by   Gompers
    Quote from Kristy_joyz
    What are the complications after the procedure? What is the patient at risk for??? i did a serach on it online i can't come up what it meant thank you......
    Well of course there's always going to be the risks of anesthesia, infection, and wound healing. I don't know how it is in the adult population, but in the neonatal population we sometimes have other complications arise. There is the chance that the site where they reconnect the bowel might not heal correctly, like the scar tissue could make that part of the bowel too narrow, or that adhesions could develop. Our patients are usually NPO for at least a week after surgery, not sure about adults.
  6. by   Nursekatydid
    There is also a risk for a bowel leak at the connection site, after surgery there are risks for hernias (goes along with any abdominal surgery). adult pt's are NPO until they regain bowel function (bowel sounds, passing gass, and BM's) Most likely they recieve antibiotics prophylatically after surgery as well.

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