Physicians Who Treat Ischemic Bowel Disease Near Saint Augustine, FL
Ischemic Bowel Disease
Ischemic bowel disease arises when there is reduced intestinal blood supply, or vascular insufficiency, and usually occurs due to a partial or complete blockage of an artery feeding a portion of the intestine (small or large). Partial blockage can result in a variety of abdominal symptoms. Complete blockage usually results in bowel infarction, or death of a portion of the intestine. Bowel infarction is a surgical emergency.