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I have had 2 bouts of diverticulitis, 8 months apart. do i need surgery?

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Dr. Michael Sparacino answered

Specializes in Family Medicine

Probably not: Most flares of diverticulitis can be managed conservatively with antibiotics and bowel rest.

Answered 10/3/2016

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Dr. Barry Rosen answered

Specializes in General Surgery

Need To See Surgeon: Factors that contribute to the decision to undergo elective colon resection for diverticular disease include the number and severity of prior attacks, patient age and overall health, and extent of diverticuli. In general, one has to balance the benefit of reducing the chance for future attacks with the risk of major abdominal surgery. This decision is best made with a general surgeon.

Answered 7/22/2013

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What is the recovery time after surgery for diverticulitis?

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