How is intussusception treated?
Most of the time, intussusception is treated with a non-operative procedure, which means that doctors first try to treat this condition without surgery.
- Air contrast enema
During a barium or air contrast enema, your child’s doctor will insert air or liquid barium into your child’s colon. This expands the intestine and oftentimes returns it to its normal form.
If a barium or air contrast enema does not work, your doctor will recommend surgery as the next step.
Why choose Children’s Hospital Colorado for your child’s intussusception?
The region’s only Level 1 Pediatric Trauma Center
Children’s Colorado cares for sick and injured children, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Our Trauma Center is the only Level 1 Pediatric Trauma center in the Colorado region. Our goal is to help children get back to the business of being a kid as quickly as possible.
Board-certified pediatric surgeons
Surgeons in the Pediatric Surgery Division at Children’s Hospital Colorado are board-certified. We offer leading treatments for babies, infants, children and teens. Our surgeons are specially trained and experienced in the surgical care of kids.