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A 39-year-old member asked:

Is a colorectal surgeon or proctologist needed for hemorrhoids?

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Dr. Addagada Rao
General Surgery 56 years experience
Yes: General surgeons, colorectal surgeons proctologists are all trained to do hemorrhoids. Ask your family doctor , will advise you whom to see, .
Dr. Eric Kaplan
Colon and Rectal Surgery 42 years experience
Sometimes: Certainly a colorectal surgeon/proctologist (the latter being an older term but are the same thing) would be appropriate to correctly make the diagnosis and offer suggestions for improvement and hopefully avoiding surgery. Although, a colorectal surgeon likes to operate, as a whole, most of us would prefer conservative management most of the time, .
Dr. Jeffrey Cohen
Colon and Rectal Surgery 29 years experience
Yes: Absolutely. They are the only experts.

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A 35-year-old member asked:

Anyone been to a proctologist/colorectal surgeon?

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Dr. Jan Rakinic
Colon and Rectal Surgery 38 years experience
Yes, lots!: Many people consult colorectal surgeons. Most people who are seen do not have surgery recommended, since many times people are seen for problems that do not need surgery. However, if you have a colorectal problem that does need surgery, colorectal surgeons are the experts. Disclaimer: yes, I am a colorectal surgeon.

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