The surgical team at Lurie Children’s is committed to helping your child before, during and after their procedure to treat a colorectal condition. Some children with surgical colorectal conditions will need a daily bowel management plan.
The goal for patients with surgical colorectal conditions is to have soft, easily passed stools daily and avoid constipation within the first three to four years of life. Chronic constipation will lead to colon/rectum dilation, and this will produce large, bulky stools that are difficult and sometimes painful to pass. Once the child has reached 3-4 years of age, our team will begin to work more closely with you and your child to assist in toilet training