Surgery for inflammatory bowel disease

World J Gastroenterol. 2008 May 7;14(17):2678-90. doi: 10.3748/wjg.14.2678.


Despite the new and ever expanding array of medications for the treatment of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), there are still clear indications for operative management of IBD and its complications. We present an overview of indications, procedures, considerations, and controversies in the surgical therapy of IBD.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Colitis, Ulcerative / surgery*
  • Crohn Disease / surgery*
  • Digestive System Surgical Procedures* / adverse effects
  • Elective Surgical Procedures
  • Emergency Treatment
  • Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice
  • Humans
  • Laparoscopy
  • Patient Education as Topic
  • Patient Selection
  • Risk Assessment
  • Risk Factors
  • Treatment Outcome