• Diverticulosis and diverticulitis

    In the case of diverticulosis the intestinal mucous membrane has penetrated through gaps in the wall of the intestine and forms a protuberance (diverticulum).
    If this diverticulum is inflamed (diverticulitis), the perforation of the intestinal wall (perforation) can occur, resulting in a life-threatening situation.

    For this reason it is advisable to remove the affected part of the colon, especially if several diverticulitis relapses have taken place. That is in 80 -90% the sigma in the left lower abdomen.

    We perform this procedure – as well as almost all other abdominal procedures – by laparoscopy. In this case, 5 trocars are usually required and a “mini” laparotomy of approx. 5 cm is necessary to remove the separated intestine from the abdomen.

    Advantages of laparoscopic therapy:

    • Less pain.
    • Faster recovery of the intestinal activity, which makes it possible to get back faster to the normal diet.
    • Shorter hospitalization (3-5 days).
    • Smaller scars, lower rate of infection.
    • Faster recovery of working capacity and for physical activities.