Skip to main content
Update Location

My Location

Update your location to show providers, locations, and services closest to you.

Enter a zip code
Select a campus/region

Bowel resection surgery

A number of causes can contribute to perforation, bleeding, inflammation or obstruction of the small intestine, colon or rectum, inhibiting the normal passage of feces. These include including injury, cancer, diverticulitis, volvulus, rectal prolapse, ulcerative colitis or Crohn's disease (inflammatory bowel disease).

Depending on your condition, your surgeon may perform a bowel resection surgery to remove and repair of the diseased section of small or large intestine.

Most patients reach full recovery and return to normal intestinal function, although some patients require a diverting ostomy and may undergo additional treatment such as radiation and chemotherapy.

Related conditions & treatments

Our locations

Our experts