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Diverticulitis occurs when diverticula become inflamed. Diverticula are small patches present in the digestive tract. The inflammation of diverticula may be due to any infection. Diverticula are usually located in your colon, which is the largest portion of your large intestine. They are mostly harmless to your digestive system. However, after inflammation, these patches can disrupt your life due to pain and other symptoms. To learn more about Diverticulitis and Colon surgery, you should read this article completely.
You may have diverticulitis if the patches in your colon are inflamed. Here are some causes and symptoms of diverticulitis:
Many people suffering from diverticulitis may not need surgery to recover. You can treat this condition with probiotics, fiber, and antibiotics. When you don’t see any reduction in symptoms, the doctor may recommend removing the infected part of the colon through surgery.
Surgery is only necessary when all the other treatments of diverticulitis fail, or on the other hand when a hole in the colon doesn’t react to alternative treatments.
If you are having an attack of acute diverticulitis, you need to be hospitalized. You may also receive pain medication or fluids intravenously before going for a surgery.
Diverticulitis surgery is a risky procedure. According to the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons (ASCRS), it is recommended that surgeons perform this surgery in the following conditions:
There are two types of major surgery for diverticulitis:
The surgeon removes infected parts of the colon in this procedure, called a colectomy, and sews the cut ends together. After both the healthy pieces are joined, the surgery is over.
In this procedure, a colectomy is performed by the surgeon connecting your bowel with an opening present inside your abdomen (colostomy). The opening is known as a stoma. If you are suffering from excessive inflammation, your surgeon will perform a colostomy. A colostomy may be permanent or temporary, depending on how well you can recover in the next few months.
Each of the above surgery may take place by laparoscopically or by open surgery:
Your surgeon will make a six to eight-inch incision on your abdomen and view the intestinal area.
Your surgeon will only make small cuts. He will then place small cameras or instruments in your body with the help of small tubes (trocars), which measure less than a centimeter.
You doctor may ask you to take the following measures two weeks before surgery:
When there are 24 hours to your surgery, you need to:
After the surgery, you should take some time off from your work or from any other responsibilities so that you may recover. Two weeks are enough for you to rest at home or in the hospital.
In order to perform colon surgery for diverticulitis, your surgeon will:
If you are feeling inflammation or pain in the colon region, kindly visit our clinic or contact us today.