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Who usually performs colonoscopies, gastroenterologists or colon and rectal surgeons?

Who usually performs colonoscopies, gastroenterologists or colon and rectal surgeons?

Both: Both do however if a mass is there the colon and rectal surgeon can take care of it. In addition a colorectal surgeon would be more agressive at removing a polyp whereas a GI may be more apt to recommend surgery. This is based on personal experience. Fyi colonoscopy was pioneered by a general and cardiothoracic surgeon at beth israel in ny. Dr wolff and dr shinya invented polypectomy. ...Read more

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Dr. James Dukelow
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Colon (Definition)

The colon is another term for the large intestine. This is the final portion of the digestive system, responsible for absorbing water and storing stool before evacuation. It is divided into sections described as cecum; ascending, transverse, descending and ...Read more


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Can colorectal surgeons treat hernias?

Can colorectal surgeons treat hernias?

Some can: Ask about their training and experience with hernia repair, as well as their outcomes. Don't be afraid to ask for a second opinion a well. Most surgeons would welcome a second opinion. If the answers are satisfactory, then proceed with the colorectal surgeon. If not, consider a general surgeon with expertise in hernia repair. Hernia repair is often misunderstood and underestimated. ...Read more

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Are fecal transplants beneficial in treating ulcerative colitis?

Are fecal transplants beneficial in treating ulcerative colitis?

Possibly: They help reduce inflammation by repopulating the gut with healthy bacteria that are immune modulators. It's still in the research stage for UC, so most GIs don't offer it. Some kits with instructions are available on the internet. Try Probonix probiotic, vit D3 10k IU/day and autoimmune paleo diet until you can find more on fecal transplant. ...Read more

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Do infectious disease doctors perform any surgery?

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Do infectious disease doctors perform any surgery?

No: They may do procedures like lumbar puncture etc they do not do surgeries. ...Read more

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Are there surgeons who specialize in treating moyamoya disease?

Are there surgeons who specialize in treating moyamoya disease?

Yes: Neurovascular and pediatric neurosurgeons are often involved in the surgical care of patients with moyamoya. ...Read more

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Do doctors consider flora when diagnosing colon disease/disorders?

Do doctors consider flora when diagnosing colon disease/disorders?

It depends: There are many bacteria found in the colon normally. Some don't belong and cause disease. C. Difficile for instance causes pseudomembranous colitis. Other pathogenic bacteria can cause symptom of disease as well. ...Read more

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Are vascular surgeons familiar with infectious causes of vascular issues?

Are vascular surgeons familiar with infectious causes of vascular issues?

Yes: Yes, vascular surgeons have extensive knowledge about all forms of vascular disease, including infectious conditions affecting the blood vessels as well as inflammatory arteritis. The most common infections vascular issues relate to infections of bypass grafts, although other rare infectious diseases can afffect the native blood vessels and lead to aneurysms or other blood vessels problems. ...Read more

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Have you done surgical resection of ascending colon in Crohn's colitis?

Have you done surgical resection of ascending colon in Crohn's colitis?

Not recommended: Whenever there is evidence of dysplasia or cancer in the setting of crohn's colitis, it is probably better to consider a total proctocolectomy as there is high risk of synchronous cancer or recurrence elsewhere in the colon. ...Read more

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10cm ulcerative sigmoid bowel tumor found, disease also in s.4&5 liver plus other areas - what options pse? Aflibercept?Massive surgery, stent?

10cm ulcerative sigmoid bowel tumor  found, disease also in s.4&5 liver plus other areas - what options pse? Aflibercept?Massive surgery, stent?

There is good chemot: There is good chemo available. It is often comined with targeted drugs like Avastin (bevacizumab) and erbitux(cetuximab)depnding on the kras mutation status of the tumor. The results of chemoa re quite good, so go for it. Aflibercept is not a particualry good drug...Certainly no better than avastin (bevacizumab). ...Read more

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Are proctologists the same as colorectal surgeons?

Colorectal surgeon: Nowadays yes.. The modern day colon and rectal surgeon is boarded in both general surgery and colorectal surgery, but limits his practice to colorectal surgery ...Read more

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Can colon cancer patients get a colon transplant?

No, not needed: The good news is that you don't absolutely need your colon. For most colon cancers, the amount of colon that needs to be removed will not be missed. ...Read more

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Are ent's the surgeons recommended for oropharyngeal cancer? Do plastic surgeons or others get involved?

Are ent's the surgeons recommended for oropharyngeal cancer? Do plastic surgeons or others get involved?

Yes ENT doctor best: An ENT doctor with good oncology training should by able to remove the cancer and perform any necessary reconstructive surgery. Occasionally, an ENT cancer specialist will work with a reconstructive plastic surgeon in order to work more efficiently or when an unusual reconstruction is required. ...Read more

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Are proctologists specialized surgeons that only treat hemorrhoids?

Are proctologists specialized surgeons that only treat hemorrhoids?

Not at all!: Most physicians can treat hemorrhoids medically - usually use of supplemental fiber in your diet will cure most symptoms. If this fails, then office techniques can be used. These techniques usually fall under the purview of general surgeons and colorectal surgeons. Some colorectal surgeons who only deal with rectal issues call themselves proctologists. ...Read more

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Did anyone benefit from the surgery ileorectal anastomosis for ulcerative colitis?

Did anyone benefit from the surgery ileorectal anastomosis for ulcerative colitis?

Yes: This type of surgery which includes removal of all the colon and then an ileo-rectal pouch anastomosi is used for complicated ulcerative colitis, with complications that can be bleeding, transformation to pre-cancerous changes, or pain and fevers with failure of medications. It can be a very successful surgery with very good results, as long as the surgery is performed by a specialist in this. ...Read more

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Is there board certification for digestive diseases ( gastroenterolgy hepatology) ?

Is there board certification for digestive diseases ( gastroenterolgy hepatology) ?

Yes: The american board of internal medicine (abim.Org) grants board certification to internists and all sub specialists through a rigorous system which requires ongoing maintenance of certification. ...Read more

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What are the differences between medical microbiologists, infectious disease specialists, immunologists, and rheumatologists?

What are the differences between medical microbiologists, infectious disease specialists, immunologists, and rheumatologists?

The medical team: The great thing about Medicine, is there are many interesting areas to focus on. Just like a team sport with a quarter back, running backs, receivers etc - within Medicine there are interesting roles that you can explore if you find particular interest in a certain area. I know docs who only work on HIV for example. I'm an ID doc and I think I have the best job in the world! Follow your interests. ...Read more

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Are doctors pro or against general anesthesia in small routine surgery?

Are doctors pro or against general anesthesia in small routine surgery?

See below: General=asleep, regional=numb, local=skin. Once a patient has decided upon a surgery there is not usually a great choice for the anesthetic. In the or a patient may get a regional for knee surgery, but also gets enough anesthesia to put them asleep for the operation. There only preference is how the combinations are bound together to provide the best care for the patient.. ...Read more

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Which doctors typically treat diverticular disease?

Which doctors typically treat diverticular disease?

Depends: Often diverticulitis is diagnosed by primary care or er physicians. Proper management should be handled by a colon and rectal surgeon, general surgeon, or gastroenterologist. Be sure to get to someone with experience. Diverticulitis and diverticulosis are completely different and should be handled differently. Improper management can lead to emergency surgery and a colostomy, . ...Read more

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Dr. Frederick Shieh
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Colonic Diseases (Definition)

Colonic diseases are diseases of the colon, which is one's large bowels or the part of bowel that is at the end of the gastrointestinal tract. Diseases that affect the colon include infections, inflammation, inadequate blood ...Read more


Dr. Lawrence Kessler
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Colonic (Definition)

This is a combining term referring to some condition, treatment or disease of the colon. Such as colonic enema, colonic ...Read more