What is a partial colectomy for diverticulosis?

A partial colectomy for diverticulosis involves surgically improving the affected part of the colon. Watch this video with Salvador Guerrero, MD from Oak Hill Hospital to learn more.
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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