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When is surgery needed to treat diverticulitis?

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If you have several attacks of acute diverticulitis, your doctor may want to remove the affected section of the intestine when you're free of symptoms. You may also need surgery if intravenous therapy does not effectively treat an acute attack of diverticulitis. Whatever the treatment, the chances for a full recovery are very good if you receive quick medical attention.

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National Digestive Disease Information Clearinghouse (NDDIC). 

The Mayo Clinic.

Reviewed by Minesh Khatri on July 7, 2019

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National Digestive Disease Information Clearinghouse (NDDIC). 

The Mayo Clinic.

Reviewed by Minesh Khatri on July 7, 2019

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