Is Intestine Rehabilitation For You?

Intestine rehabilitation may help if you depend on TPN or IV feeding for intestine failure. The Henry Ford Intestine Transplant and Rehabilitation Program treats:

Structural causes of intestine failure

Short bowel syndrome

Blockage or obstruction of the bowel due to:
  • hernia
  • twisted intestine (volvulus)
  • folded intestine (intussusception)
Surgical removal of part of the intestine due to:
  • tissue death (necrotizing enterocolitis)
  • inadequate blood flow to small intestine (mesenteric ischemia or thrombosis)
  • trauma to the abdomen
  • malrotation/volvulus
  • tumor     
  • Crohn’s disease

Functional causes of intestine failure

  • Chronic intestine obstruction or pseudo-obstruction
  • Celiac disease
  • Damage from radiation therapy
  • Chronic diarrhea (congenital villous atrophy/microvillous inclusion disease/tufting enteropathy)
  • Fistula
  • Hirschsprung's disease
  • Inflammatory bowel disease
  • Intestine dysmotility
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