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A 41-year-old member asked:

Can a hernia be repaired during a colonoscopy?

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Dr. Joseph Sucher
Trauma Surgery 26 years experience
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.
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
General Surgery 39 years experience
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.

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Can you have a colonoscopy if you have a hernia ?

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Dr. Yash Khanna
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Yes you can: Yes you can, there is no contraindication to that.

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