Treatment for Diverticulitis
Diverticulitis can be a debilitating, painful condition that can require surgery. Welcome to memorial health & you. Dr. Derek ware is the only general surgeon on the mississippi coast who has completed a fellowship in laparoscopic surgery. Dr. Ware, what is diverticulitis? diverticulitis is a condition in which pouches form in the wall of the large intestine. Sometimes they become inflamed or infected. Pain, fever and other signs of infection may last a few hours or even several days.
Rarely severe complications can occur that may require emergent surgery. And antibiotics are not always effective. So, how does surgery help? typically, after the second time the patient is hospitalized it could consider surgery.
Sometimes it's a two stage operation. The laparoscopic version of this surgery is an option that can advantages for many patients. Not everyone is a candidate for this technique, you and your surgeon make the decision. How does the laparoscopic differ from open surgery? during laparoscopic surgery we use very small openings called ports to gain access to the colon with special instruments. One of these instruments is a camera. It captures high resolution images and feeds them to television monitors.
All the operating room personnel can have a clear magnified view to see what is happening at the surgical site. We operate to remove the diseased part and then rejoin the remaining sections of the colon. If laparoscopic surgery is right for you, less scarring, less pain and faster recovery are several of the advantages of this technique. Thank you, Dr.
Ware. We'll send you this free brochure about diverticulitis treatment available here at memorial if you call us right now at 228-868-6500. Or visit www.gulfportmemorial.com. For a free memorial physican directory or if you have questions about the surgical team at memorial call 867-5000.
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