Small Intestine


Rare tumors of the small intestine can be removed laparoscopically using tiny skin incisions, a camera, and tiny instruments.

Other reasons to operate on the small intestine include scar tissue causing pain, various types of hernias trapping the intestine, intestinal blockage, decreased blood supply to the intestine and fistulas to name a few.

Sometimes, intestinal blockage or bowel obstruction can present as severe abdominal pain that comes intermittently, lasting for hours and may be associated with eating. This excruciating pain can have people “doubled-over” when it’s severe. Often this intermittent blockage can go undiagnosed or untreated for a long time, and may lead to risking the blood supply and the viability of the small bowel.

Diagnostic tests (CT Scans, X-Rays, Ultrasounds) may fail to diagnose the condition, and the best treatment for uncertain etiology of abdominal pain, can be a diagnostic laparoscopy. If intestinal blockage is found or other reasons for pain are found, it can be fixed at the same time.

The length of the operation and length of hospitalization depend on the findings.

If you have chronic abdominal pain of uncertain origin, or do not relief after trying medications, feel free to contact Dr. Mehta for appropriate diagnosis and treatment options.

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