Type of Surgery
Last updated: 11/24/2009
A small bowel resection is the surgical removal of one or more segments of the small intestine.
Despite being less than a minute long, this narrated animation explains the fate of food that we eat within the digestive tract.
A small bowel resection is the surgical removal of a diseased section of the small intestines. A small bowel resection may be performed to treat the following problems:
â€˘Â Crohnâ€™s Disease
â€˘Â Obstruction â€“ incarceration in a hernia
The small bowel resection can be performed laparoscopically using long, thin instruments inserted through small incisions. During the procedure, the diseased section of the small intestine is stapled and removed. TheÂ bowel is then reconnected to reestablish the continuity of the digestive tract.
Biliary colic is the presenting symptom in 80% of patients with gallstone disease who seek medical care; however, only 10-20% of all individuals with gallstones experience severe gallstone pain.
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