Crohn Disease FAQs (cont.)
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Will I have to have surgery for Crohn's disease?
Surgery is usually necessary only for people who have intestinal blockage or very severe symptoms that are not relieved by medication. It involves having a section of the intestine removed. This can improve Crohn's disease, but it does not cure it. Often, Crohn's disease comes back after surgery. Surgery also may be necessary for an abscess or certain types of fistula.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 7/8/2013
Sandeep Mukherjee, MD, MB, BCh
Simmy Bank, MD, MB, ChB
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BS Anand, MD
Venkatachala Mohan, MD
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