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I am sorry that you are having so many problems.
Yes, your surgeon is correct that this sometimes will happen.
Whether there are any alternatives beyond giving it more time to heal would depend upon the underlying condition that led to the perforation of the colon.
What underlying cause was determined to be the cause of the perforation?
It is unclear from this information why they would have reversed the surgery so quickly if there is such severe inflammation still present. It sounds like they may not have done a sufficient evaluation to assure that the inflammation was resolved.
However, from this point going forward, the usual approach in this situation would be to more aggressively treat the inflammation to promote healing. Many of the medicines used for treatment of colon inflammation are avoided immediately after surgery, as the medicines can also impair healing of the surgery. The medicines that would be used for inflammation also would vary according to the type and location of the inflammation. If the inflammation is affecting the entire length of the colon, then systemic medicine would be needed.
If you have not yet seen a Gastroenterologist for assessment and treatment of the underlying inflammation, that would be a reasonable next step. Further surgery would have a much better success rate once the inflammation is well treated.
Has the surgeon discussed a plan for management of the inflammation?
I interpret this wording to mean that this was not a referral to a Gastroenterologist. If this referral was to another surgeon that is covering his practice, then it would be appropriate to seek an appointment with a Gastroenterologist for management of the inflammation. This covering surgeon can make the referral or you can contact the Gastroenterologist's office directly. It also would be an option to ask your primary care physician for a referral, if necessary.
Is there any other information that would be helpful?
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