Episode 2: Optimal IPAA Staging Strategy for Refractory Ulcerative Colitis


Creation of Ileal Pouch Anal Anastomosis (IPAA) remains the gold standard for restoration of continuity in patients with Ulcerative Colitis. Although the ultimate goal is the same, there has been controversy regarding the best way to get to that end point and balancing the number of surgeries needed with the potential effects on short and long-term outcomes. In this episode, Drs. Ashburn and Koltun outline their argument and counter arguments for three vs. modified two stage IPAA.

Three Stage IPAA - Jean Ashburn, MD
Modified Two Stage IPAA - Walter Koltun, MD

Published: March 2023

IBD Debate Recording

Last updated: March 1, 2023