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What is a partial colectomy for diverticulosis?

For severe attacks of diverticulitis, when complications develop or when individuals have repeated episodes of diverticulitis requiring antibiotics, surgery may be an option. Surgery usually entails removal of the portion of the colon (partial colectomy) that has been affected with diverticulitis.

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