A.C.E. stands for Antegrade Colonic Enema.  An A.C.E. procedure will allows the patient to do a total washout of their colon by flushing out stool starting in the colon downward.  This produces a bowel movement under the patient’s control!

How is an A.C.E. used?

A very small opening (ostomy) is made in the patient’s belly button or lower tummy.  This opening can be made so small that it is barely visible.  The ostomy is used to flush a saline solution into the patient’s colon to wash it out and produce a bowel movement.  This may be done daily, every other day, or 2-3 times a week, depending on how often cleansing is needed.