WHAT IS DIVERTICULAR DISEASE?
It is a common diagnosis affecting up to 60% of the US population by the age of 60 years old.
Patients with diverticular disease develop small bulges (diverticula) or pouches in the wall of their large intestine (colon). Diverticula can be found in any part of the colon, but most commonly in the sigmoid colon.
Severe cases of diverticular disease can require emergency surgery. Patients with diverticular disease will benefit from a surgical consultation and follow up to monitor progression of their disease and potentially have elective surgery to prevent future attacks of diverticular disease and complications associated with it.
INCLUDES TWO MAIN CONDITIONS: