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University Hospital Duesseldorf

8.5/10
location_onGermany, Duesseldorf

Department of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Infectology

According to the authoritative Focus magazine, the University Hospital Duesseldorf ranks among the top Germany hospitals! The hospital is an excellent example of a combination of high-quality health care, research and teaching activities. With more than 50,000 inpatients and about 300,000 outpatients every year, the hospital is
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University Hospital of Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich

10/10
location_onGermany, Munich

Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology

According to the Focus magazine, the University Hospital of Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich is regularly ranked among the best medical institutions in Germany! The hospital is the largest multidisciplinary medical facility, as well as a leading research and training center in Germany and Europe. The hospital is proud of i
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University Hospital Ulm

8.7/10
location_onGermany, Ulm

Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology

The University Hospital Ulm started its activities 35 years ago and during this time it has become one of the most prestigious medical institutions in Europe. The hospital is famous for its numerous discoveries and the world-class achievements in medicine and pharmaceuticals. The medical facility has 29 specialized departments a
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Primus Super Speciality Hospital New Delhi

9/10
location_onIndia, New Delhi

Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology

The Primus Super Speciality Hospital New Delhi is a modern medical facility, which is distinguished by extremely high quality and standards of medical service. The hospital is located in the heart of New Delhi, in the capital of India. During its design and construction, the most advanced medical technologies from around the wor
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University Hospital Frankfurt am Main

10/10
location_onGermany, Frankfurt am Main

Department of Gastroenterology, Hepatology, Pulmonology, Allergology, Endocrinology and Diabetology

According to the reputable Focus magazine, the University Hospital Frankfurt am Main ranks among the top German medical facilities! The hospital was founded in 1914 and today is a well-known German medical facility, which combines rich traditions and scientific innovations. A medical team of more than 6,500 employees cares about
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University Hospital Würzburg

9.2/10
location_onGermany, Würzburg

Department of Gastroenterology, Hematology, Oncology, Hepatology, Infectology, Rheumatology and Clinical Immunology

According to the Focus magazine in 2019, the University Hospital Würzburg ranks among the top national German hospitals! The hospital is one of the oldest medical facilities in Germany. The centuries-old traditions of first-class treatment are combined with the very latest achievements of modern evidence-based medicine and
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University Hospital Bonn

9.2/10
location_onGermany, Bonn

Department of Gastroenterology, Hepatology, Nephrology, Infectology, Endocrinology and Diabetology

According to the authoritative Focus magazine, the University Hospital Bonn ranks among the top ten medical facilities in Germany! The hospital was opened on January 1, 2001, although in fact it inherits the medical facility, which operated at the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Bonn. The hospital in Germany combin
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University Hospital Carl Gustav Carus Dresden

9.1/10
location_onGermany, Dresden

Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology

According to the prestigious Focus magazine, the University Hospital Carl Gustav Carus Dresden is among the top three hospitals in Germany! The hospital is the embodiment of the standards of modern high-quality medicine. Since the hospital positions itself as a maximum care medical facility, it represents all medical fields. The
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University Hospital Hamburg-Eppendorf

9.2/10
location_onGermany, Hamburg

Department of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Infectology

According to the Focus magazine, the University Hospital Hamburg-Eppendorf ranks among the top ten hospitals in Germany! Since its foundation in 1889, the hospital has taken a leading position in the European medical arena and still occupies it until today. A highly competent medical team of more than 11,000 employees takes care
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Charite University Hospital Berlin

9/10
location_onGermany, Berlin

Department of Hepatology and Gastroenterology

According to the authoritative Focus magazine, the Charite University Hospital Berlin occupies the first place in the rating of the top German medical facilities! The hospital is one of the largest and leading university medical complexes in Europe. The hospital in Germany provides modern diagnostics and treatment of patients, a
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University Hospital RWTH Aachen

8.7/10
location_onGermany, Aachen

Department of Gastroenterology, Metabolic Disorders and Internal Intensive Care

According to the prestigious Focus magazine, the University Hospital RWTH Aachen ranks among the top German hospitals! As a maximum care university medical facility, the hospital guarantees patients first-class medical services combined with a respectful and human attitude. The hospital integrates all the modern options for the
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University Hospital Heidelberg

9.8/10
location_onGermany, Heidelberg

Department of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Infectology

According to the Focus magazine, the University Hospital Heidelberg ranks among the top five hospitals in Germany! The hospital is one of the most advanced and reputable medical institutions not only in Germany, but throughout Europe. There are more than 43 specialized departments and 13 medical institutes, which cover all field
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University Hospital Halle (Saale)

9.6/10
location_onGermany, Halle

Department of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Pulmonology

According to the prestigious Focus magazine, the University Hospital Halle (Saale) ranks among the top German medical facilities! The history of the hospital has more than 300 years, and during this time it managed to earn an excellent reputation not only in Germany, but throughout the world. The hospital positions itself as a s
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University Hospital Jena

8.9/10
location_onGermany, Jena

Department of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Infectology

According to the prestigious Focus magazine, the University Hospital Jena regularly ranks among the top German medical facilities! The hospital has positioned itself as a multidisciplinary medical facility with a long history of more than 200 years. Since its foundation, the hospital has been constantly developing and modernizin
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University Hospital Marburg UKGM

8.6/10
location_onGermany, Marburg

Department of Gastroenterology, Endocrinology, Metabolism and Clinical Infectology

The University Hospital Marburg UKGM offers patients modern diagnostics and comprehensive therapy at the international level. As a maximum care hospital, the medical facility specializes in all fields of modern medicine ranging from ophthalmology to traumatology and dentistry. The main areas of specialization of the hospital are
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University Hospital Rechts der Isar Munich

9.8/10
location_onGermany, Munich

Department of Gastroenterology, Hepatology, Endocrinology, Diabetology and Infectology

According to the prestigious FOCUS magazine, the University Hospital Rechts der Isar Munich ranks among the Germany's top medical institutions! Founded in 1834, the hospital combines long traditions and the very latest achievements of modern medicine. The medical facility includes 33 specialized departments, 20 interdiscipli
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About the disease

Diverticulitis is an inflammation in one or more pouches in the digestive tract. Surprisingly, location depends on the region where patient lives. Usually, those who live in North America and Europe have diverticulitis on the left side and those who live in Asia - on the right side. As a matter of fact these inflamed pouches resemble hernia in their symptoms and level of pain. In most cases pouches get stuck in intestine, and bacteria that appear there because of the inflammatory process. Diverticulitis occurs among females more frequently than men. People older than 40 years are more susceptible to it. There are different forms of diverticulitis: acute diverticulitis, perforated diverticulitis and sigmoid diverticulitis. Diverticulitis attack may last from several hours to several days. In recent years this disease became very common. According to American medical site NHS Choices there were almost 120 000 hospital admissions in 2012 of this disease.

Over the past century number of people with diverticulitis has increased almost by 4 times. Doctors attribute this change to poor everyday diet. People who do not eat vegetables and fruits very often are in the risk group. Moreover, people in Asia do not have it as often as people in Europe and North America, because Asians do not consume such big amounts of meat. If person is diagnosed with diverticulitis, he requires immediate medical attention because complications of this disease may be very dangerous. Inflammation of the abdominal cavity in its severe form can be life-threatening. The diverticulitis may also develop into the bowel cancer if it is not treated on time.

Symptoms

Diverticulitis is often mistaken for appendicitis and simple indigestion. Nevertheless, there are such specific symptoms:

Most common diverticulitis symptoms are:

  • Diarrhea
  • Pain in lower abdomen
  • Nausea
  • Blood during defecation
  • Pain lasting several days
  • Pain increase during exercise, coughing, laughing
  • Erosions         
  • Fever 
  • Signs of intoxication and poisoning

Diagnosis

  • Initial diagnosis of diverticulitis usually includes inspection and palpation of the abdomen. If there is swelling and belching in that part of the body, doctor may order colonoscopy. Colonoscopy is an examination of the inner surface of colon through the colonoscope. This device inserts a narrow flexible tube into the anus. It has a fixed camera that transmits the image to monitor screen. This equipment helps colonoscopist detect the slightest changes in the intestinal mucosa and take tissue sample for biopsy.
  • Abdominal ultrasound is the safest and painless diagnosis of diverticulitis. Ultrasound waves create an image of the internal organs and show if the bowel wall is thickened.

Treatment

  • Conservative treatment (endoscopic) usually means hospitalization. Hospital treatment usually lasts 9-11 days. After diverticulitis treatment patient is required to take anti-inflammatory medications for 2-3 weeks. The most important part of treatment of diverticulitis is a strict diet. In some cases patients are forbidden to eat for 2-3 days in order to completely empty stomach, bowel and intestines. Any food that causes bloating is forbidden. It includes beans, grapes, milk, and sugar. Also patients are not allowed to eat rice, blueberries, pomegranate, white bread, because these products may cause constipation. 
  • Removal of diseased segments with anastomosis is a resection of diseased part of the digestive tract after which he connects healthy passages together. Overall, there are two types of surgery:
  • Elective surgery. This type of surgery is performed 3 months after successful drug treatment of diverticulitis. The purpose of elective surgery is to prevent the re-inflammation.
  • Emergency surgery. This surgery is applied if there is a strong risk of bleeding or rupture. Emergency surgery is done if bleeding cannot be stopped by drugs and if there is bowel obstruction. It can also be used if pain caused by diverticulitis is too strong and the doctors can not stop it using the usual drugs. During the actual surgery doctor performs the resection of the bowel. It can be achieved during the laparoscopic surgery. Resection of the bowel is done through the open incision under the general anesthesia. Surgeon opens the colon and with colonoscope reaches the bowel, where he can operate. 



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