Many individuals over the age of 40 begin to experience odd symptoms like the following:
- abdominal pain in the left side
- tenderness in the abdomen
- unexplained nausea and vomiting
If this is happening to you, you may be suffering from diverticula which may lead to diverticular disease.
Diverticular disease is when diverticula, small pouches that bulge out of the digestive tract lining, form in the colon and become inflamed or infected. When the diverticula re-occur, even after being treated with diet changes, rest and antibiotics this is known as Diverticulitis. In severe cases of recurrent diverticula, perforated diverticula, fistula or bowel obstruction, or an abscess, surgery is required.
Residents of Naples, Florida trust Dr. Perez-Soto with their colon resection surgery for diverticulitis. She carefully removes the affected portion of the colon to preserve the health of the remaining sections. Her goal is to prevent further damage to the digestive tract and stunt the growth of diverticulitis. The effective surgery will allow you to have normal bowel movements in the future.
If you’re dealing with the above mentioned symptoms, you may need a colon resection for your Diverticulitis Dr. Perez-Soto is ready to assist you. Please give us a call today at (239) 260-1115 to set up an appointment.