This was traditionally done for familial polyposis and typically results in 5 or 6 stools daily. What
has been a much better compromise has been to
remove the sigmoid colon
when this has been the focus of the diverticulitis. Although there is still a chance of future diverticulitis the chance is reduced by approximately 90%. it sounds like what your surgeon was saying was that, at that time, all of your diverticulae were in the area that was taken out.