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Surgery may be required for ischemic colitis, Crohn's disease, or ulcerative colitis, depending upon the severity of the illness and the response to more conservative non-surgical treatments.
In ulcerative colitis, removal of the colon cures the disease.
For other illnesses, usually the part of the colon that is at risk or damaged is removed.
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