In this episode, Dr Jonathan White considers the surgical approach to inflammatory bowel disease. After listening to this podcast, learners will be able to:
- Describe the surgeon’s approach performing surgery on patients with inflammatory bowel disease.
- List some of the challenges of operating on inflammatory bowel disease.
- Differentiate between the surgical approach to Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis
- Outline the goals of surgery in inflammatory bowel disease, and discriminate between emergency, urgent and elective surgery
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