Diverticulitis is a condition that occurs when small, bulging pouches (diverticula) in the digestive tract become inflamed or infected. These pouches can form in the lining of the large intestine and is commonly diagnosed as a person ages. It affects every 5 in 100 people over 40 and increasing to 60 in 100 people over the age of 80.

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The signs and symptoms of diverticulitis include:

  • Persistent pain, typically on the lower left side of the abdomen
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Fever
  • Abdominal tenderness
  • Changes in bowel habits, such as constipation or diarrhea


Diverticula are believed to form due to naturally weak places in the colon giving way under pressure. Factors that may increase the risk of developing diverticulitis include aging, genetics, obesity, smoking, lack of exercise, and a diet high in animal fat and low in fiber.


Mild cases of diverticulitis can be treated with rest, dietary changes, and antibiotics. Severe or recurring cases may require more intensive treatment, including surgery.

When to See a Doctor

Seek medical attention if you experience constant, unexplained abdominal pain, especially if accompanied by fever and changes in bowel habits.


If your symptoms are significant and diverticular disease if affecting your quality of life, surgery will be recommended. Within the surgery a part of diseased bowel will be removed.

Ensuring Success

What can you do to ensure your operation is a success?

  • If you smoke, stop smoking several weeks or more before your operation to reduce your risk of developing complications and improve your long-term health.
  • Try to maintain a healthy weight. You have a higher risk of complications if you are overweight.
  • Regular exercise should help you prepare for the operation and help you recover from the operation.

Your Consultation

Dr. Golani will provide further discussion regarding the specifics of your diagnosis during your consultation. Additionally, you'll have the opportunity to select the hospital for your procedure and potentially set the date for your procedure.

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For further information or to discuss treatment options, please contact our team for a consultation with Dr Golani. A GP referral will be required prior to your consultation.

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