Understanding Diverticulitis

As with many issues that we treat here at NYBG Colorectal, diverticulitis can be difficult to pinpoint based solely on its symptoms. This is because many of the symptoms that come along with diverticulitis are shared by a number of other colorectal issues. For this reason, it’s important to come in for an in-person consultation and exam with Dr. Kulvir Nandra or another member of our highly experienced team. We can help you identify your specific issue, isolate the root cause of your discomfort, and craft a treatment plan that once again sees you enjoying your life the way you know you should. When you’re ready to learn more about how we can treat your diverticulitis, a member of our team is standing by to help out! Simply reach out to our New York office and set up your consultation today.

How Do I Know I Have Diverticulitis?

Unfortunately, diverticulitis comes along with symptoms that can also be seen with issues like stomach ulcers, irritable bowel syndrome, and other problems that relate to high levels of gastrointestinal inflammation. Coming in for a proper exam is the only way to know for sure that you’re dealing with diverticulitis, so we recommend scheduling an appointment with us if you’ve been experiencing any of the following:

  • Frequent nausea
  • Constipation
  • Diarrhea
  • Vomiting with or without a fever
  • Abdominal tenderness
  • Changes in bowel movement patterns
  • Visibly bloody stool

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.

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Enjoy Relief from Diverticulitis with NYBG Colorectal

Diverticulitis can be a frustrating and uncomfortable condition, but it absolutely does not have to be a permanent one. If you’re suffering from this issue or a similar colorectal problem, our team is here to help. Reach out to us at our New York office, and set up your consultation with a highly experienced member of our staff. We’ll get to the bottom of your issue, craft a treatment plan that is customized to you and your lifestyle, and get you on the road to recovery so you can once again live your life to the fullest.

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When you find yourself dealing with sensitive colorectal issues, our team is here and ready to help you find a solution.

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