Will I Need Surgery For My Crohn’s Disease?

Although Crohn’s disease isn’t necessarily a curable disease, many treatment options do exist. These treatment options are only known to merely slow the symptoms of the disease. When medicines fall short, doctors will usually turn to surgery, but this isn’t necessarily the best choice either. Dr. Goodbinder at the Epigenetics Healing Center provides a different kind of solution; a solution that will completely rid your body of Crohn’s disease symptoms forever.

What is Crohn’s Disease?

Crohn’s disease is an inflammatory bowel disease that causes irritation and swelling in the lining of your digestive tract. The most effected areas of the body are the small intestine and the colon, which is typically where a surgery would be conducted. Some symptoms of this disease include:

  • Fever
  • Diarrhea
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Bloody Stools
  • Reduced Appetite
  • Weight Loss
  • Fatigue

Crohn’s Disease Surgery

According to the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America, an estimated 75% of people with this disease resort to some type of surgery to relieve some of their symptoms. Surgery is often considered to be the last-resort to treating Crohn’s disease and is only used after other treatments fall through. Some examples of Crohn’s disease surgeries are an ostomy, a bowel resection, a colectomy, a proctocolectomy and a strictureplasty.

Risks of Surgery

Along with the traditional risks of any surgery, Crohn’s disease surgeries hold many other risks. Many patients of Dr. Goodbinder have experienced the surgery and came to him for a final resolution after its failure. Here are several additional risk factors to consider.

Ileum Removal

One important thing to understand is that most surgery options for Crohn’s disease surgeries will remove your ileum. The ileum is the third portion of the small intestine where vitamin B12 is absorbed, and removing it means injections of B12 for the rest of your life.

Malabsorption

Malabsorption is also a factor to consider. When removing part of your small intestine, you are removing the body part responsible for digesting the nutrients from the food you take in. This may contribute to malabsorption which increases your risk for nutritional deficiencies.

Marginal Ulcers and Pouchitis

Marginal ulcers may also develop at the site your small intestine is sewn back together, which ma lead to infection or bowel perforation. Pouchitis can occur if the surgery is done on the colon which can lead to inflammation, loss of bowel control, blood in stool and fever.

Dr. Goodbinder’s Treatment

 Dr. Goodbinder believes the true way to fix Crohn’s disease lies within optimal body function. Instead of looking at Crohn’s disease as something separate from the body, Dr. Goodbinder looks at the body as a whole. By balancing out your whole body and changing your lifestyle, the symptoms of Crohn’s disease can disappear.

Natural herbs that decrease inflammation, fancy medications that knock down your immune system and a number of surgeries are out there, but their outcomes are not always lasting. You don’t have to take supplements or drugs for the rest of your life. Relief from Crohn’s disease starts at the Epigenetics Healing Center. 


If you are interested in learning more about Dr. Goodbinder’s treatment, call the Epigenetics Healing Center today. We look forward to speaking with you!

 

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Dr. Goodbinder

Jay Goodbinder DC DABCI is a doctor in Overland Park, KS who serves patients in surrounding Kansas City areas, cities across the United States, and in several countries around the world.