- Advanced techniques. Mayo Clinic surgeons use a minimally invasive approach for most J-pouch surgery, which usually means smaller incisions and faster recovery than does traditional open surgery. This may include laparoscopy, robotics, or transanal approaches.
- Positive results. At Mayo Clinic, more than 90 percent of J-pouch surgeries have a successful outcome.
- Follow-up care. Mayo specialists work together to control pain and prevent complications after your surgery.
- Research leader. Mayo specialists are at the forefront of new techniques and procedures to ensure surgical success and prevent infection. You have access to the expertise of Mayo clinician-researchers.
Mayo Clinic: Answers you can trust
At Mayo Clinic, we assemble a team of specialists who take the time to listen and thoroughly understand your health issues and concerns. We tailor the care you receive to your personal health care needs. You can trust our specialists to collaborate and offer you the best possible outcomes, safety and service.
Mayo Clinic is a not-for-profit medical institution that reinvests all earnings into improving medical practice, research and education. We're constantly involved in innovation and medical research, finding solutions to improve your care and quality of life. Your doctor or someone on your medical team is likely involved in research related to your condition.
Our patients tell us that the quality of their interactions, our attention to detail and the efficiency of their visits mean health care — and trusted answers — like they've never experienced.
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