When your small or large intestine becomes partially or totally blocked, a bowel obstruction occurs. A bowel obstruction prevents food, gas and fluids from traveling through the intestines in a normal way, which disrupts your digestive process.
Signs and symptoms may include:
- Stomach pain
- Large, hard stomach
- Constipation without gas (total blockage)
- Diarrhea (partial blockage)
Why Choose UHealth?
Improving the future of surgical care. We participate in the latest research and clinical trials, which help determine which surgeries work best for which patients. This research improves patient safety and quality of care while shaping the future of surgical treatment. Our surgeons have helped develop new procedures to treat a wide range of conditions, helping patients experience faster recoveries and fewer surgical risks.
Leaders in robotic surgery treatment. The University of Miami Health System is home to some of the world’s most experienced robotic surgeons. That’s why doctors from across the globe come to our facility to learn from our surgeons. We were the first academic medical center to use the da Vinci Xi robotic surgery system and complete more than 5,000 robotic surgeries — procedures that offer less pain and scarring and a faster recovery.
A comprehensive team of surgeons. We provide advanced surgical care for many health problems — from heart conditions to cancer. You’ll receive care from a surgeon who has specialized experience and expertise in your specific condition, ensuring you receive the right care for your needs.
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