I had a diversion due to a septic abscess. The surgeon was able to do the diversion and ostomy creation laproscopically, no big incision. I was warned ahead of time, however, that they might have to open me up, but happily that didn't need to be done. I got an end ileostomy - I was planning to remove the jpouch a year or so later (abscess had to heal, first). I was out of the hospital in 3 days, but had to return due to ileus. An FYI - there was a discharge out the rectal area until I had the pouch removed. Sometimes this discharge was pretty voluminous, I was very glad when the pouch was removed and this discharge stopped.
Thank you for the information. How do they treat ileus?