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Intussusception Surgical Repair in Children

Medically reviewed by Last updated on May 6, 2024.

This surgery is used if other methods are not able to fix an intussusception.


Call your local emergency number (911 in the US) if:

Call your child's pediatrician or surgeon if:


Your child may need any of the following:


Give your child a variety of healthy foods. This includes fruits, vegetables, whole-grain breads, low-fat dairy products, beans, lean meats, and fish. Ask if your child needs to be on a special diet. Continue to breastfeed or bottle feed your infant.

Surgery area care:

Follow up with your child's pediatrician or surgeon in 1 to 2 weeks:

Write down your questions so you remember to ask them during your visits.

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