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Diverticulitis surgery is the removal of the diseased part of the colon. This surgery may be necessary if a person has repeated attacks of diverticulitis, high risk of repeated attacks or an abnormal opening between the ... More »

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Following colon resection surgery for diverticulitis, hospitalization is standard for four to eight days to ensure appropriate healing and function of the colon; a nasogastric tube is generally used to keep the stomach e... More »

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Diverticulitis is a disease that occurs in the digestive system and involves pouches known as diverticula that wreak havoc on the colon, according to WebMD and Healthline. The condition is often painful and requires pain... More »

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Partial removal of the colon, or a resection, allows the unhealthy portion of the colon or rectum causing problems to be removed while leaving the remainder of the intestines intact, according to WebMD. The procedure can... More »

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WebMD describes a Whipple procdure as a surgery that involves the removal of part of the pancreas. The Whipple procedure, also known as a pancreaticoduodenectomy, is performed on patients diagnosed with pancreatic cancer... More »

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Colon resection surgery takes out part of the colon or at least some of its tissue. Two conditions that warrant a colon resection are colorectal cancer and diverticulitis, During a resection, the surgeon removes the affe... More »

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Colon surgery generally entails the removal of all or part of the colon, according to the University of Chicago Medicine. Such surgery is either a total or partial colectomy. More »

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