SEAM Trial: Sutureless End to End Anastomosis by Magnetic Compression: A Study to Evaluate Safety and Effectiveness of the GI Window’s Self-Forming Magnet (SFM) Anastomosis Device: A Historically Controlled Propensity Matched Study
You are being asked to participate in this research study because you will be undergoing an ileostomy reversal surgery (also referred to as “ileostomy closure”). A reversal of ileostomy is an operation to close your temporary ileostomy. An ileostomy reversal surgery is done to reverse your ileostomy so you can have bowel movements like you did before your surgery. During ileostomy reversal, the loops of the small bowel used to make the stoma will be freed up and the surgeon will connect the two ends back together typically using sutures or staples and places the loop of bowel back inside the abdominal cavity. The old stoma site may or may not be closed with sutures, sometimes the wound is left partially open and dressings applied.