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Bowel surgery

There are many reasons people may need bowel surgery. The links on this page explain what operations may be involved in bowel surgery, and what to expect after having bowel surgery.

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Canterbury DHB – bowel surgery information leaflets

These information sheets describe several types of bowel operations, including what's involved, the risks, and what happens afterwards.

Written by HealthInfo clinical advisers. Page created September 2015. Last updated February 2019.

See also:

Bowel cancer


Inflammatory bowel disease

Low-fibre diet

Overview of surgery

Understanding colonoscopy

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Review key: HIBPS-48026