Reasons for Small Intestine Surgery

When your doctor informs you that you need the Small Intestine Surgery procedure performed it can be scary. Learn exactly what the procedure involves, the reasons it needs to be performed and what the next steps could be.

Why Small Intestine Surgery is Performed

Alternate Names for Small Intestine Surgery:
Ileum surgery
Small bowel resection

Reasons for Procedure

This procedure may be done to treat the following conditions:

  • Bleeding, infection, or ulcers in the small intestines
  • Cancer
  • Precancerous polyps
  • Crohn's disease
  • Intestinal blockage
  • Injury


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What Is
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Reasons For Small Intestine Surgery
Reasons For
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Small Intestine Surgery Complications
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Small Intestine Surgery Details
What to Expect
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Small Intestine Surgery Results
What are the next steps and other possible tests needed after you have received the results.
When to Contact Doctor about Small Intestine Surgery
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