Diverticular Disease

Diverticular Disease - Vanguard Gastroenterology in New York City NY

Diverticulosis is a disease that leads to the development of small pouches in the gastrointestinal tract. The bulging pouches, also known as diverticula, can come in different sizes. They are formed from intense pressure on weak spots in the intestinal walls. The most common ages for this condition are in people ages 50 to 60 years old. The majority of patients with this disease have few to no symptoms.