All surgeries have some risks of infection, severe bleeding, or Reference complications from general anesthesia.
Possible problems after a bowel resection include:
- Scar tissue (Reference adhesions Opens New Window).
- A leak between the joined sections of the colon.
- Injury to the bladder, ureters, or blood vessels.
|By:||Reference Healthwise Staff||Last Revised: October 25, 2012|
|Medical Review:||Reference Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine
Reference Jerome B. Simon, MD, FRCPC, FACP - Gastroenterology