I am very confused on what to do. I have had several attacks of Diverticulitis in the last 4 years. I was seen in the emergency room several times and given I.V. antibiotics. My diagnosis of Diverticulitis was confirmed by many CT scans. I was hospitalized last Jan. for 5 days given antibiotics around the clock and had nothing by mouth to eat to rest my bowel. My problem is I have changed primary care Physicians several times in the last 4 years. My current Dr doesnt seem to understand how much I have suffered with this. Should I have the elective surgery to remove part of my sigmoid colon? Or should I wait until I have another severe attack? I am just recovering from an attack. I also had one about a month ago. Any feedback would be great.