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What are the common complications of diverticulitis, and how often do people need to have surgery for it?
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Dr. Eric Kaplan
Surgery - Colorectal
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In brief: Multiple
Perforation, obstruction, abscess and fistula formation.
On occasion bleeding and stricture formation can complicate it. If a patient keeps having recurrent attacks requiring IV antibiotics and hospitalization, than surgery should be considered as an option to resolve the problem.

In brief: Multiple
Perforation, obstruction, abscess and fistula formation.
On occasion bleeding and stricture formation can complicate it. If a patient keeps having recurrent attacks requiring IV antibiotics and hospitalization, than surgery should be considered as an option to resolve the problem.
Dr. Eric Kaplan
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Dr. Allen Kamrava
Surgery - Colorectal
In brief: Lots & not often
There are several complications.
If i list them, you'll look for them. Just rest assured, that for the most part, most patients are treated successfully with simply antibiotic therapy. If you fall into the minority, you'll cross that bridge when you get there. But don't worry, you don't have to look for the complications, they will find you - they are very apparent.

In brief: Lots & not often
There are several complications.
If i list them, you'll look for them. Just rest assured, that for the most part, most patients are treated successfully with simply antibiotic therapy. If you fall into the minority, you'll cross that bridge when you get there. But don't worry, you don't have to look for the complications, they will find you - they are very apparent.
Dr. Allen Kamrava
Dr. Allen Kamrava
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