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Is Surgery Ever Used To Treat Inflammatory Bowel Disease? continued...

Even though surgery will not cure Crohn's disease, approximately 75% of people with Crohn's require surgery at some point. If you have Crohn's disease and require surgery, your doctor will discuss your options with you. Be sure you ask questions and understand the goal or goals of the surgery, its risks and benefits, and what could happen if you don't have the surgery.

When you have an IBD, the symptoms will come and go over a period of many years. That doesn't mean they control you; managing your condition with the help of your health care providers is the best way to stay as healthy as possible in the long term.

 

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Reviewed by Andrew Seibert, MD on October 06, 2012

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