A 41-year-old member asked:
can a hernia be repaired during a colonoscopy?
2 doctor answers
Dr. Joseph Sucher answered
25 years experience Trauma Surgery
Possibly: This would be an unusual practice but it is possible. The main problem would be scheduling to different physicians schedules. As well, this would likely add cost, as the cost of operating room time is significantly more than the cost of outpatient GI procedure room time.
Answered on Jul 16, 2020
Dr. Mark Hoepfner answered
38 years experience General Surgery
Maybe: But maybe not preferred. Colonoscopy is done under minor anesthesia & hernia surgery done with local or general anesthesia. Depends on size & location of the hernia. Depends on your surgeon's preference & if both a gastroenterologist & surgeon involved together or not. Best is to ask your own surgeon.
Answered on Apr 7, 2018
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