{{ (moduleVm.actions && moduleVm.changeStatus) ? moduleVm.status : '' }} The American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons Clinical Practice Guidelines for the Treatment of Left-Sided Colonic Diverticulitis

Activity Steps


Method of Participation in the Learning Process/Evaluation Method

Successful completion of this activity includes reading the entire article and successfully completing the post-quiz and an evaluation form.

Getting the Most out of the Activity

As you prepare to participate in this activity, please reflect on your practice and your patients and identify clinical challenges you hope to have addressed.

While participating in the training, identify ways you can use newly acquired knowledge, strategies, and skills to enhance patient outcomes and your own professional development.

Learning Objectives

After completing this continuing education activity you will be able to:

  1. Outline with various presentations of diverticulitis including uncomplicated and complicated diverticulitis, symptomatic uncomplicated diverticular disease (SUDD), and recurrent diverticulitis
  2. Review and explain the current recommendations for the medical management and the role of antibiotics in patients with uncomplicated and complicated left sided diverticulitis
  3. Explain the elective versus urgent/emergent indications for surgical intervention in patients with left sided colonic diverticulitis
  4. Discuss the surgical options available for patients undergoing elective and emergency surgery for left sided diverticulitis
Price: $10.00


  • ACCME 2.0 CME

Lippincott Continuing Medical Education Institute, Inc. is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Lippincott Continuing Medical Education Institute, Inc. designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Professions: Physician
Test Code: DCR0620
Published: June 2020
Expires: 6/30/2023
Required Passing Score: 6/8 (75%)
Authors: Jason Hall, M.D., M.P.H., Karin Hardiman, M.D., Ph.D., Sang Lee, M.D., Amy Lightner, M.D., Luca Stocchi, M.D., Ian M. Paquette, M.D., Scott R. Steele, M.D., M.B.A. & Daniel L. Feingold, M.D.
Categories: Gastrointestinal , Surgical