Definition Intestinal obstruction repair is surgery to relieve a bowel obstruction . A bowel obstruction is when the contents of the intestines cannot pass through and exit the body. A complete obstruction is a surgical emergency. See also: Large bowel resection Small bowel resection Alternative Names Repair of volvulus; Paralytic ileus - repair; Intestinal volvulus - repair; Bowel obstruction - repair; Ileus - repair Description Intestinal obstruction repair is done while you are under general anesthesia . This makes you unconscious and unable to feel pain. The surgeon makes an incision (cut) in your belly to expose your intestines. Then the surgeon locates the area of your intestine (also called "bowel") that is blocked. The blockage will be freed. Any injured sections of your bowel will be repaired or removed. If a section is removed, the healthy ends will be reconnected with stitches. Sometimes when part of the intestine is removed, the ends cannot be reconnected. If this happens, the surgeon...
If you have landed on this site it is quite likely that you either have IBD or many of the symptoms and are searching for answers. Part of the problem in obtaining an accurate diagnosis is that IBD can mimic many other diseases, making it harder to pinpoint exactly where the problem lies. Many women are misdiagnosed with things like "irritable bowel syndrome" or "spastic colon" before failed treatments lead them to additional testing. What if you have been through all of the testing, basic treatments and still have not found any answers? There may be one more illness that has very similar symptoms: intestinal endometriosis. The symptoms of intestinal endometriosis include: nausea, loss of appetite, diarrhea, increased gas, bloating, crampy abdominal pain, painful bowel movements, sharp stabbing rectal pain and rectal bleeding associated with menstrual periods. The problem is that it isn't always found during the standard GI testing. Endom...
A colon resection is a surgical procedure that removes part or all of the large intestine. This may be necessary in the treatment of some serious medical conditions including colon cancer . Your doctor(s) may also recommend colon resection for a variety of other conditions including:
• Inflammatory bowel disease
• Actively bleeding arteriovenous (AV) malformations
Sound like getting part or all of your large intestine is a major deal? It is. But you can help achieve best outcomes, and get back to your old routine more quickly, if you plan ahead, communicate with your team, and recruit a great support network.
Good questions to ask your healthcare team as you begin to prepare for surgery include:
• What should I do to prepare for surgery? Should I be following any special diet? Quitting smoking?
• Will my insurance cover all parts of my treatment (surgery, anesthesia, hospitalization, etc)?
• If not, how much will this cost and do you offer...
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