A small bowel resection is the removal of part of the small intestine. The small intestine includes the duodenum, jejunum, and ileum. The surgery can be done through an open incision or using smaller incisions.

Small Intestine
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This procedure may be done to treat the following conditions:

  • Bleeding, infection, or ulcers in the small intestines
  • Cancer
  • Precancerous polyps
  • Crohns disease
  • Intestinal blockage
  • Injury