A 44-year-old male asked:
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i had a small bowel obstruction surgery that was done by a general surgeon. what type of specialist /doctor do i see after for consultation?

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Dr. Nina Hall
Dr. Nina Hall answered
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 run into further difficulties similar to those that led to this surgery, i recommend seeing them again.
Answered on May 9, 2017
Dr. Diego Reino
12 years experience General Surgery
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 normal function. It will also be important for you to see your primary care doctor who will have the greatest continuity of care with you. In the event of a re-obstruction, be sure to return to the same surgeon. They will know your anatomy details.
Answered on May 9, 2017
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Dr. Erik Borncamp
24 years experience Wound care
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 surgery are FREE in the 90 days after your surgery. . . whether that is one visit or 10 visits . So please see your surgeon after your surgery-- no one knows your surgery better than the surgeon who did it.
Answered on May 9, 2017
Dr. Jeffrey Clemens
36 years experience General Surgery
General surgeon: General surgeons treat bowel obstructions so they are the first choice. A gastroenterologist or internist might follow up if it is a chronic condition.
Answered on Apr 10, 2018

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