Diverticular Disease (a disease of the colon) can be diagnosed and treated by our best in class proctologists of the Proctology Institute of Los Angeles, Beverly Hills, Newport Beach, or Huntington Beach. Diverticular Disease also known as diverticulosis (or diverticultis) of the colon, is a digestive condition that typically affects the large intestine, although it may affect other parts of the gastrointestinal tract. The incidence of Diverticular Disease rises rapidly with age, afflicting many Americans by age 80.
What is the difference between Diverticulosis and Diverticulitis?
Diverticula are small pockets that form and bulge out of the walls of the large intestine, a condition known as diverticulosis due to the weakened wall of the colon. Diverticulitis describes an infection in the diverticula, leading to inflammation.
What are the symptoms of diverticular disease? Symptoms of diverticular disease commonly include intermittent pain in the lower abdomen, and may be accompanied by one or more of the following:
- Nausea and vomiting
- Chills and fever
- Bleeding from the colon
- Abdominal tenderness
- Change in bowel habits
How is diverticular disease treated by a proctologist? Treatments for diverticular disease at our Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, Newport Beach, or Huntington Beach proctology practices may include any combination of the following:
- Dietary changes such as a high fiber or a restrictive diet
- Medications, including certain anti-spasmodic and antibiotic drugs
- Surgery (if medically necessary)
Maintaining A Relationship With Your Proctologist
Should you elect to move forward with one of our best in class proctologists in Los Angeles, Beverly Hills, Irvine any and all questions regarding your diverticular disease treatment will certainly be answered in advance by your proctologist. Please remember that the relationship with your proctologist does not end when you leave the medical practice. If you have questions or concerns during your diverticular disease treatment and recovery, or need additional information at a later time, you should always feel free to contact us. Our proctologists take pride in putting the patient first and the best and fastest treatment outcome.
Our best in class proctologists pride themselves with providing you highly personalized and comprehensive care before, after, and during your proctology treatment. The Proctology Institute of Los Angeles, Beverly Hills, Newport Beach, and Huntington Beach’s philosophy of direct proctologist to patient care at every visit has made us one of the most trusted and respected medical practices in California. For more information or to schedule a diverticular disease diagnosis and/or treatment consultation with one of our best in class proctologists please feel free to contact us:
Proctology Institute Beverly Hills
300 South Beverly Drive, Suite 105
Beverly Hills, CA 90212
Proctology Institute Huntington Beach
19582 Beach Blvd, Suite 270
Huntington Beach, CA 92648
Proctology Institute Los Angeles
11645 Wilshire Blvd, #905b
Los Angeles, CA 90025
Proctology Institute Newport Beach
1501 Superior Ave, Suite 201
Newport Beach, CA 92663