Conquering Diseases

Study Of On Timing Of Foley Catheter Removal Following Fistula Surgery


Seeking men and women whose doctor has scheduled them for surgery to repair a colovesical fistula (CVF) for a study of the timing of foley catheter removal following surgery.


Participants in this study will have their foley catheter removed prior to leaving the hospital following colovesical fistula (CVF) repair surgery. Two follow-up visits will occur at the same time as usual for the surgery.

What we're hoping for

We are studying whether removing a foley catheter before being discharged from the hospital following colovesical fistula (CVF) surgery is better or worse than removing it at a later point.

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 Principal Investigator

Karim  Alavi, MD, MPH

UMass Chan Medical School

 Study Contact

Kristie  Capurso



UMass Chan University Campus

55 Lake Ave North 

Worcester,MA 01655