Diagnosis and Treatment
Colitis can be diagnosed through a colonoscopy. If a diagnosis is obtained, the next step is to manage the condition medically. A gastroenterologist can assist with this.
In some cases, medical therapy might not result in relief, or complications might arise, such as bowel obstruction, fistulas, or cancer. In these scenarios, surgery is the next line of treatment.
The surgical procedure involves removing some or all of the bowel. If you require surgical treatment for one of these conditions, your colorectal surgeon will explain your procedure in detail.
If you are experiencing Inflammatory Bowel Disease and would like to know more about the relevant procedures at Coast Colorectal, you can visit our pages about proctocolectomy or stomas.