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What kind of doctor to see for intestine obstruction

A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Lydon
General Surgery 39 years experience
Gastroenterologist: Likely a gastroenterologist unless itis an acute obstruction. You would then be paid a visit from a surgeon.
Dr. Erik Borncamp
Wound care 25 years experience
General surgeon: Most obstructions involve a physical blockage from scar tissue, polyp, tumor etc. You may be able to temporarily relieve the symptoms with medical in... Read More

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A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nina Hall
Specializes in General Surgery
problems?: In general, you should not require any other type of specialist after the surgery. You should have routine follow up with a general surgeon. If you ... Read More
Dr. Diego Reino
General Surgery 13 years experience
Surgeon and PCP: It is important for you to follow up with the surgeon who operated on you because he/she will be able to recognize if your bowels have returned to nor... Read More
Dr. Erik Borncamp
Wound care 25 years experience
FREE!!!: In fact, in the united states most surgeries include a 90 day global period. What this means is that all of your visits to the surgeon who did your s... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
General Surgery 34 years experience
General Surgeon: The management of a small bowel obstruction can be challenging and requires a surgeon so as to "follow" one's course and decide if surgery is necessar... Read More
Dr. Eric Kaplan
Colon and Rectal Surgery 42 years experience
Surgeon: Your pcp can make the diagnosis with an exam and xrays or ct scan of abdomen, but treatment is best overseen by a surgeon in case it doesn't resolve w... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Chu
Endocrinology 25 years experience
First, primary care: Many different conditions can cause bowel changes leading to weight loss. Various diseases of the liver, gallbladder, pancreas, stomach and small or l... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
General Surgery 56 years experience
Pediatrician first: First the pediatrician after examination and evaluation will refer to right specialist if needed.
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Need to examine: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without additional history, physical examination and may be some tests. The doctors who have examin... Read More
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
General Practice 28 years experience
Intestines: Intestinal problems are handled in general by gastroenterologists.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dustin Colegrove
Internal Medicine 12 years experience
Bowel obstruction: Typically symptoms would include nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, decreased stool output. The only way to determine someone has a bowel obstruction ... Read More
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
General Surgery 34 years experience
R U in Hospital?: A bowel obstruction is a very serious problem that requires hospital management and, often, surgical treatment. Obstruction of the intestine causes a... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
Pediatrics 58 years experience
Laxitives: Your laxatives could had cleared a mechanical obstruction caused by hard stool.

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