Inflammatory Bowel Disease Health (cont.)
William A Rowe, MD
Shehnaz Shaikh, MD
Jonathan Adler, MD
Francisco Talavera, PharmD, PhD
BS Anand, MD
Venkatachala Mohan, MD
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Inflammatory Bowel Disease Surgery
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Surgical treatment in persons with inflammatory bowel disease varies, depending upon the disease. Ulcerative colitis is a surgically curable disease because the disease is limited to the colon. However, surgical resection is not curative in persons with Crohn's disease. On the contrary, excessive surgical intervention in persons with Crohn's disease can lead to more problems. Situations arise in Crohn's disease in which surgery without resection can be used. This is done to halt function of the colon in order possibly to allow for healing of the disease distal to the site where surgery is done.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 7/10/2013
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