Minimally Invasive Surgery Helps Patient with Diverticulitis Get Back to Fishing

"The quality of life of those patients who undergo laparoscopic surgery  is significantly improved when compared with those undergoing an open operation." - Dr. Vinicio Medina.

Stephen Hoskins went to to the emergency room after suffering for four days with intestinal pain. He was quickly seen by Dr.Vinicio Medina. After diagnosing Stephen Hoskins with diverticulitis, Dr. Medina elected to perform a laparoscopic sigmoid resection, a procedure to remove part of the colon. Stephen's recovery was quick and he was able to get out fishing again soon after.

Some tips to help avoid diverticulitis include

  • Exercise
  • Eat more fiber
  • Drink plenty of water
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CHI St. Vincent Surgery Clinic - Hot Springs