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What is the definition or description of: colorectal surgeon?

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Dr. Daniel Reichenbach
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.
Dr. Olaf Johansen
Colon and Rectal Surgery 36 years experience
Surgical specilist: Its a surgeon who has first finished a 5 year general surgery residency followed by a one year fellowship in the specialty of colon and rectal surgery...Passing a number of exams for both specializes conditions typically treated include colon cancer, diverticulites, ibd, benign anorectal disease (hemorrhoids, etc) by surgery. Procedures done include colonoscopies, colon resections etc etc.

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