Surgery plays an important role in management of Crohn's disease (CD) and ulcerative colitis (UC) by being sometimes the “option”, sometimes the “best” choice, and sometimes - the “only” choice

The decision for surgical intervention in IBD is an important one. It arises from a collaboration between the IBD patient, IBD specialist, surgeon, and patient’s close family members

Making an informed decision about different surgical options, possible consequences and IBD management in the post-operative period helps to reduce patients concerns and possible anxiety about surgery

Getting adequate level of knowledge about all aspects of surgery in IBD and preparing mentally and physically is an essential step toward reaching a successful long-term result and improving quality of life