Do I need a colonoscopy for diverticulitis?

This question was asked in Honolulu, Hawaii on 03/12/2012.
Do you still need a colonoscopy if you are not planning on doing the laser surgery for diverticulitis?

Doctors Answers (1)

Harsha Vittal, M.D.
Answered on: 3/12/2012

It is routine to do a colonoscopy a few weeks after a bout of diverticulitis. It is necessary if you have never had one before. You should discuss this with your gastroenterologist.