Closure of Loop Colostomy
This document will give you information about closure of loop colostomy. If you have any questions, you should ask your doctor or other relevant health professional.
What is closure of a loop colostomy?
A loop colostomy is a type of stoma (your bowel opening onto your skin) and was made with two ends of your large bowel (colon) (see figure 1). It was expected that this would be only temporary and that your bowel ends would be put back together. Your bowels will then open in the usual way.
What are the benefits of stoma reversal surgery?
You should be able to open your bowels in the normal way and you should no longer have a stoma bag.