Sigmoid Colectomy-Diverticulitis complic

iVillage Member
Registered: 05-21-2010
Sigmoid Colectomy-Diverticulitis complic
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Fri, 05-21-2010 - 2:17pm

I was diagnosed with diverticulosis in 9/09 and was admitted into hospital for infection, 5 day stay on IV antibotics.  Since have had 3-4 small episodes where oral antibiotics were needed.  I am scheduled for surgery on 5/27/10 for sigmoid colectomy.   They plan to do laporscopic assisted surgery.   Has anyone had this procedure?  What is your post-op condition?  How long is recovery?  Bowel problems/pain now?


Thank you!

iVillage Member
Registered: 03-19-2003
Fri, 05-21-2010 - 8:04pm

Hi there and welcome to the board! I hope someone will come by who has experienced this first hand and can answer some of your questions.


I would also be interested in knowing the experience others have had because a friend of mine is scheduled for surgery on June 8. She has had two major episodes that required iv antibiotics and several less serious. She is hopeful, but also anxious about the surgery.


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