Small bowel resection

Alternative Names

Small intestine surgery; Bowel resection – small intestine; Resection of part of the small intestine; Enterectomy

Definition of Small bowel resection

Small bowel resection is surgery to remove part or all of your small bowel. It is done when part of your small bowel is blocked or diseased.

Review

Robert A. Cowles, MD, Assistant Professor of Surgery, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York, NY. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc. – 1/26/2009

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