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A 30-year-old member asked:

Can a general surgeon remove my gallbladder and fix my rectocele/cystocele all at the same time?

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Dr. George T Tsai
General Surgery 27 years experience
Depends: I personally know a few general surgeons who continue to " do it all". They are usually in smaller towns where politics don't dictate the scope of one's practice. In a larger medical community, you may find the combined approach: gs+gyn or gs+crs more common. If it is an elective situation, do a little home work and interview a few doctors.
Dr. Michael Hulse
Gynecology 27 years experience
Not usually.: Although these procedures can be done at the same time, it would be unusual for a general surgeon to perform cystocele or rectocele repair. More commonly these procedures would be performed by a gynecologist, urogynecologist or a urologist. Just be sure that whoever does your surgery has a lot of experience performing these types of procedures. Never hesitate to get a second opinion.

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A 43-year-old member asked:

It happens that a general surgeon remove my gallbladder and fix my rectocele/cystocele at the same time?

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Dr. Scott Schneider
General Surgery 27 years experience
Usually not: A general surgeon does gall bladder surgery on a regular basis. Rectocele and cystocele surgery is usually performed by a gynecologic surgeon. At some hospitals the two surgeons can coordinate their schedule so that they can both do their respective procedures during the same anesthesia.

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Last updated May 17, 2016

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