What is Bowel obstruction surgery?

Category: Surgeries


Bowel, or intestinal, obstruction repair is surgery to relieve a bowel obstruction. A bowel obstruction is when the contents of the intestines cannot pass through and exit the body. A complete obstruction is a surgical emergency.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Bowel obstruction 5 1
Abdominal adhesions 2 0
Abdominal pain 1 0
Twisted bowel (intestinal volvulus) 1 0

  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 0
Moderate 1
Mild 0
None 0

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Bowel obstruction surgery

Side effect Patients
Bowel problems 1
Scars 1


Stopped having Bowel obstruction surgery

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 10
Adherence Evaluations
Always 1
Usually 0
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 1
Somewhat hard to take 0
A little hard to take 0
Not at all hard to take 0
Last updated:
There are no evaluations for Bowel obstruction surgery.