A 28-year-old male asked:
What is the definition or description of: colorectal surgeon?
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General Surgery 22 years experience
Specialist: Colorectal surgeons complete general surgery residency training and then go on to do a "fellowship" in colorectal surgery. Usually thats one year of additional training in surgical diagnosis and treatment of disorders that affect the colon, rectum, and anus.
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Colon and Rectal Surgery 36 years experience
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Last updated Dec 18, 2014
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