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What is a proctologist?

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Dr. Eric Kaplan
41 years experience in 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 disease, colon screening, colon cancer, inflammatory bowel diseases, ibs, diarrhea, constipation to name a few.
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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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Old terminology: Proctologists originally primarily dealt just with hemorrhoids and this is an outdated form.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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