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What is a proctologist and what does he do

A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Kaplan
41 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
Older terminology: The more current terminology is colorectal surgeon, as they deal with all aspects of colon and rectal diseases including hemorrhoids, diverticular dis ... Read More

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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Kaplan
41 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
Old terminology: Proctologists originally primarily dealt just with hemorrhoids and this is an outdated form. Colon and rectal surgeons are general surgeons who have c ... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Kaplan
41 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
Older terminology: The more current terminology is colorectal surgeon, as they deal with all aspects of colon and rectal diseases including hemorrhoids, diverticular dis ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sean O Donovan
33 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
Colorectal SURG: Proctologist is the old-time word for today's colorectal surgeon, who specializes in surgical evaluation and treatment of the many disorders of the co ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Boardman
24 years experience General Surgery
Proctologist: Proctologist are surgeons who specialize in colon and rectal surgery. Depending on your specific issue most general surgeons should be able to treat y ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Kaplan
41 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
Proctology is: An old term and generally these doctors are referred to as colon and rectal surgeons. You would see one for any problems related to the colon, rectum ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jan Rakinic
37 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
Careful inspection: The doctor will take a focused history. The anorectal exam has several parts, and can be done with the patient in lateral position or knee-chest posit ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Maz Ghodsian
15 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
Anoscopy: A complete exam by a Proctologist will include the examination of the skin & area around your anal opening as well as a digital rectal exam where ... Read More
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience Pediatrics
Write back: Need to know what area you live in.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Kaplan
41 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
Depends on: Your definition of kids, that is the age. Most "kids" under the age of 15 should see a pediatric surgeon if there is one in your area, but older kids ... Read More

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