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Operations for Sigmoid Diverticulitis


Sigmoid Diverticulitis causes pouches present in the large intestine in the sigmoid colon to become inflamed and irritated. The colon is cut and the damaged pockets and pouches are removed. Operations for Sigmoid Diverticulitis involves a resection of the sigmoid colon to create a tension-free surgical connection (anastomosis) in the upper part of the rectum. The colon may be reattached to the rectum or a colostomy (small hole allowing stool to exit through the stomach into a bag) is created.