CONSULT REQUEST GUIDELINES                                                                         Print


Suggested Pre-Referral Evaluation and Management Guidelines
Referral is indicated if patient has had:
- more than three episodes of proven acute diverticulitis
- one episode of complicated diverticulitis (i.e., with evidence of abscess, microperforation, or obstruction)
- Complications of diverticulitis such as stricture, colovesical fistula, or colovaginal fistula
Suggested Additional Test/Management Prior to Specialty Visit

Colonoscopy within the past year to rule out neoplasia.
(Colonoscopy, if not done, should be deferred until more than 6 weeks after resolution of acute episode)

Barium enema (if no acute disease within 6 weeks) to evaluate extent and severity of diverticulosis, especially if patient has suspected colovesical or colovaginal fistula.

Patient Education/Information (includes preps)  
Appointment Timeframe Within 6 weeks
How to Get Results to Consultant UMHS Patients: See CareWeb
External Patients: Fax or send appropriate medical documents to program (fax 734-936-6927)
Clinic Contact Information Physician: 800-962-3555
Patient: General Surgery Call Center, 734-936-5738
Clinic Location Sites Taubman Health Care Center
UM Consulting Physician Richard E Burney, M.D.
Lisa M Colletti, M.D.
Jonathan F. Finks, M.D. *
James A Knol, M.D.
Arden Marie Morris, MD
Rebecca Manget Minter, M.D. *
Michael William Mulholland, M.D., Ph.D.
Karin M Hardiman, MD
Scott E Regenbogen, MD

* do laparoscopic colectomies
Revised on: 08/19/2011



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