Colon resection surgery is a procedure that removes part or all of the large intestine. This type of surgery is used to treat serious conditions, such as colon cancer, or other conditions, such as inflammatory bowel disease, diverticulitis or actively bleeding artereovenous malformations. Although this is major surgery, preparing for your surgery, communicating with your team of doctors and establishing a network of support will help you get back to your normal routine.
There are many people who confuse Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) and Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS). In actuality, they are very different. IBS is a functional disorder of the intestines, in which structurally, there is no pathology. The intestines in IBD however, are inflamed or ulcerated. Ulcerative Colitis and Crohn's Disease are types…