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are proctologists the same as colorectal surgeons?

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Dr. Eric Kaplan
41 years experience 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Yes: Proctologists originally primarily dealt just with hemorrhoids and this is an outdated form.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 chosen to limit their practice to all associated diseases of the colon and rectum.
Answered on Jul 5, 2012

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