Surgery for Small bowel diseases

The longest part of the digestive system in your body is the small intestine. It is about twenty to twenty five feet long. The small intestine connects the stomach to the large intestine (also called Colon). It is folded multiple times inside the body so that it perfectly fits inside the abdomen. Generally, the foods that you eat are mainly digested by your small intestine. The small intestine is divided into three parts – the duodenum, the ileum, and the jejunum.

Like other parts of body, there are some problems associated with small intestine. These problems include Celiac Disease, Bleeding, Crohn’s Disease, Intestinal Cancer, Infections, Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), Intestinal obstruction and different types of Ulcers, especially the peptide ulcer.

Dr El-Khoury will discuss the operation detailing the indications, the risks and the benefits of the surgery and will also supplement his discussions with the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons information on the surgery.