• Joel Bauer MD
  • Stephen Gorfine MD
  • David Chessin MD
  • Daniel Popowich MD

Blog Posts in May, 2017

  • The Kock Pouch

    The Kock Pouch (continent ileostomy) was the first alternative to a permanent, incontinent ileostomy after total proctocolectomy, usually in the setting of chronic ulcerative colitis and familial adenomatous polyposis. A Kock Pouch is made from the last portion of the small bowel, the ileum. It includes the pouch or reservoir and a nipple valve, both fashioned from the small intestine. There is a ...
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