ACPGBI Ileoanal Pouch Report sponsored by IA

Monday 3 July 2017: IA is delighted to announce that the ACPGBI Ileoanal Pouch Report is being released later today. IA is sole sponsor of the 58 page report which reports surgical outcomes for ileoanal pouch surgery since the first report was published in 2012, also sponsored by IA.

The report includes data from over 5000 patients who have had pouch surgery under the care of around 150 surgeons. Links available below.

Since the development of the ileoanal pouch in the late 1970s, patients identified as suitable candidates for surgery are offered a continent alternative to living with an ileostomy. This has had such a positive impact on the lives of many.

Such complex surgery is, however, not without complication. With around 400 new pouch surgeries being performed annually, the Registry becomes an important reference for patients wishing to learn more about surgical outcomes and success rates. In addition to the ability to speak to someone living with an ileoanal pouch, patients are more empowered to make an informed decision when choosing the best option for their lifestyle preference.

If you would like to speak with someone living with an ileoanal pouch, contact IA and we can put you in touch.

For more about living with an ileoanal pouch (or an ileostomy) contact IA on 0800 0184 724, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visit

The main report is available here:

A shorter version for patient and public review is here: