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How is diverticulitis disease typically treated?
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Dr. Eric Kaplan
Surgery - Colorectal
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In brief: Diverticulitis that
Is the infected condition of diverticulosis is treated with bowel rest and antibiotics.
Once pain, fever and white blood cell count return to normal we start a liquid diet and gradually advance to a low residue diet which should be maintained for 4-6 weeks to allow the colon inflammation to completely resolve. If multiple episodes elective surgery may be appropriate to avoid further complications.

In brief: Diverticulitis that
Is the infected condition of diverticulosis is treated with bowel rest and antibiotics.
Once pain, fever and white blood cell count return to normal we start a liquid diet and gradually advance to a low residue diet which should be maintained for 4-6 weeks to allow the colon inflammation to completely resolve. If multiple episodes elective surgery may be appropriate to avoid further complications.
Dr. Eric Kaplan
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Dr. Barry Rosen
Surgery
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In brief: Antibiotics
Most people with acute diverticulitis can be treated by antibiotics alone.
If mild, antibiotic pills as an out-patient may suffice. With more serious bouts, IV antibiotics and bowel rest in a hospital setting are necessary. On rare occasion, the episode is so severe that emergency surgery is necessary.

In brief: Antibiotics
Most people with acute diverticulitis can be treated by antibiotics alone.
If mild, antibiotic pills as an out-patient may suffice. With more serious bouts, IV antibiotics and bowel rest in a hospital setting are necessary. On rare occasion, the episode is so severe that emergency surgery is necessary.
Dr. Barry Rosen
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