Inflammatory Bowel Disease 4: The Surgeon’s Role


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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