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Diverticular Disease

Suggested Pre-Referral Evaluation and Management Guidelines Referral is indicated if the patient has:
  • history of diverticulitis with perforation
  • recurrent lower GI bleeding due to diverticulosis
  • diverticulitis insufficiently responsive to oral antibiotic therapy
  • persistent, symptomatic diverticulitis
  • There is no strict indication for surgery based on any particular number of treated episodes of acute diverticulitis. Patients with acute diverticulitis should be seen in the emergency department.
  • If performed outside of the UMHS system, CT report and images on CD should be available at or before the time of the clinic visit. Receiving these before the clinic visit is preferable.
Suggested Additional Test/Management Prior to Specialty Visit Colonoscopy should be performed to confirm diverticular disease and rule out other pathology. This need not be performed prior to the clinic visit.

If colonoscopy is performed outside of the UMHS system, the procedure report and results of biopsies taken should be available for review at or before the time of the clinic visit. Receiving these before the clinic visit is preferable.
Patient Education/Information (includes preps)
Appointment Timeframe 4 weeks unless condition warrants more urgent assessment
How to Get Results to Consultant UMHS Patients: See MiChart
External Patients:
Reports and/or medical records can be faxed to 734-232-6189

CDs can be hand-carried to the appointment

Reports, medical records, CDs, and pathology slides can be mailed to:
Division of Colorectal Surgery
Attention: Jain Carver
2124 Taubman
1500 East Medical Center Drive, SPC 5343
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-5343
Clinic Contact Information Physicians: 800-962-3555
Patients: 734-615-7565
Clinic Location Sites Colorectal Surgery Clinic
UM Consulting Physician Colorectal Surgery Physicians
Revised on: 04/21/2015



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