When is elective surgery for diverticulitis indicated?

Updated: Aug 06, 2019
  • Author: Elie M Ghoulam, MD, MS; Chief Editor: BS Anand, MD  more...
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Recurrent episodes of acute diverticulitis

Elective surgery was previously recommended in any patient who had two or more episodes of diverticulitis that were successfully treated medically; other data have since called this practice into question when the patient is otherwise healthy.


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