UI Health Intestinal Rehabilitation

UI Health Intestinal Rehabilitation


intestinal failure is a malabsorption disorder which affects the small intestine unfortunately I was heading home one day and some young man drove up in front of the house that I was going to wish was my home I lived in and shot me six times dr. Alan Bookman and dr. new reco Benedetti along with a highly skilled intestinal rehabilitation and transplant team at UI health specialized in diagnosing and treating malabsorptive disorders short bowel syndrome and intestinal failure intestinal failure is a condition where patients have an intestine that’s either missing or it doesn’t function correctly so that they actually expel more nutrients and fluid than they take in well UI health is one of probably three centers in the United States for adult patients where we have a comprehensive Center where we take care of the medical part of patients with intestinal failure and those that fail intestinal rehabilitation which would be by dietary management medications stoma management psychosocial care a lot of different things that we put together if they still require intravenous nutrition for feeding after that we also offer intestinal lengthening type procedures as well as intestinal transplantations intestinal transplant is a rarely performed procedure in the entire United States last year only 60 to 70 were done in adults and we take either from a living donor or from a cadaver donor the segment of bowel and transplant in the recipient then connect at the end of the bowel appropriately long-term success is about 10 years about 50 to 60 percent when I got admitted daddy just took care everything it was clear that were love and care and me really took good care of me UI health patient-centered with comprehensive care and a mission to improve the health of every patient