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what is the difference between gastroenterologists and colorectal surgeons

A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Allen Kamrava
14 years experience in Colon and Rectal Surgery
Treatments: Gi docs specialize in diagnosing and medical treatments for GI ailments. Colorectal surgeons get involved when a surgical treatment is necessary. ... Read More
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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Daniel Ziegler
29 years experience in Emergency Medicine
Probably: Do you mean one of our doctors at healthtap? You should contact one of those specialists here who does inbox consults. Contact HealthTap support and t ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rafael Lugo
27 years experience in General Surgery
Never heard: I don't know or recognize that!
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wendell Goins
41 years experience in General Surgery
Yes: Most colorectal surgeons are also general surgeons and therefore are qualified to repair hernias if they have continued to provide that service.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Kaplan
41 years experience in Colon and Rectal Surgery
Yes: Proctologists originally primarily dealt just with hemorrhoids and this is an outdated form.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
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Daniel Reichenbach
21 years experience in General Surgery
Specialist: Colorectal surgeons complete general surgery residency training and then go on to do a "fellowship" in colorectal surgery. Usually thats one year of a ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Kaplan
41 years experience in Colon and Rectal Surgery
Call: Call or look up on the web the american society of colon and rectal surgeons and find a listing of surgeons recognized by the society in your area. Wh ... Read More
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A 66-year-old male asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
55 years experience in General Surgery
No: gastroenterologists are medical but do procedures. General surgeons do some same scope procedures, but also do laparoscopic and open surgery.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ankush Bansal
16 years experience in Internal Medicine
What is specific Q?: Colorectal surgeons are surgeons specialized in that part of the body. What is your specific question about the specialty, please?
A 61-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Kaplan
41 years experience in Colon and Rectal Surgery
Both: Depends on whose available within your community.

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