Diverticulitis is similar to many inflammatory bowel diseases and can be the cause of some severe discomfort. If you’re worried that you might be suffering from this condition, NYBG Colorectal is ready to help with diverticulitis treatment that will restore your full quality of life.
Effective Treatments for Diverticulitis
When diverticulitis is caught early on, conservative treatments can actually be quite successful. For relatively mild cases, antibiotics, dietary adjustments, and lots of bed rest can be sufficient to clear away the issue. When severe pain is present, IV antibiotics can help speed up the process.
If diverticulitis causes a complication like peritonitis, then surgery may be required to remove the affected section of the colon. Known as a colon resection surgery, this can require two separate operations if an infection is present. During your consultation, Dr. Nandra will discuss your options with you.
Over 90% of patients who undergo colon resection surgery are able to enjoy their lives without any recurrence of their diverticulitis. This makes colon resection surgery a highly effective solution, though it is typically reserved as a last resort.