UF Health Surgeon Michael Latzko: A Brief Look at Diverticulitis

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UF Health Surgeon Michael Latzko is a laparoscopic specialist who focuses on the treatment of conditions affecting the stomach, esophagus, intestines and bile ducts.

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UF HEALTH SURGEON MICHAEL LATZKO: A BRIEF LOOK AT DIVERTICULITIS

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U F H E A L T H S U R G E O N M I C H A E L L A T Z K O O F F E R S M I N I M A L L Y - I N V A S I V E S U R G E R I E S A S A N E F F E C T I V E W A Y T O T R E A T C O N D I T I O N S O F T H E S T O M A C H C O L O N P A N C R E A S E S O P H A G U S B O W E L A N D B I L E D U C T S . O N E S U C H C O N D I T I O N I S D I V E R T I C U L I T I S – S O M E T H I N G T H A T M O S T O F T E N A F F E C T S A R E A S O F T H E L O W E R I N T E S T I N E C O L O N .

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D R . M I C H A E L L A T Z K O S A Y S D I V E R T I C U L I T I S I N V O L V E S T H E I N F L A M M A T I O N O R I N F E C T I O N O F S M A L L P O U C H E S W I T H I N T H E L I N I N G O F T H E P A T I E N T ’ S L O W E R I N T E S T I N E . W H E N I N F L A M M A T I O N O C C U R S T H E C O N D I T I O N C A N M A N I F E S T I T S E L F I N A N U M B E R O F W A Y S I N C L U D I N G :

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Severe abdominal pain typically in the lower left side of the patient’s abdomen. This pain can sometimes persist for several days at a time. MICHAEL LATZKO

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Fever the result of the body’s reaction to the infection. MICHAEL LATZKO

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Vomiting and nausea. MICHAEL LATZKO

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A notable change in bowel movements such as constipation or diarrhea. MICHAEL LATZKO

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T H O U G H M I L D F O R M S O F D I V E R T I C U L I T I S C A N O F T E N B E T R E A T E D W I T H A N T I B I O T I C S D I E T A R Y C H A N G E S A N D R E S T A M O R E S E V E R E O R R E C U R R I N G C O N D I T I O N M A Y R E Q U I R E S U R G I C A L T R E A T M E N T .

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T H A N K S F O R W A T C H I N G

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