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Dr. Warren Foster
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Colorectal Surgeon (Overview)

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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What is the definition or description of: colorectal surgeon?

What is the definition or description of: colorectal surgeon?

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. ...Read more

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Dr. Warren Foster
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Colorectal Surgeon (Overview)

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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Any suggestions for a good colorectal surgeon in sfo/san jose area in ca?

Any suggestions for a good colorectal surgeon in sfo/san jose area in ca?

Call: Call or look up on the web the american society of colon and rectal surgeons and find a listing of surgeons recognized by the society in your area. While you are there, the sight is full of valuable information. ...Read more

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Anyone been to a proctologist/colorectal surgeon?

Yes, lots!: Many people consult colorectal surgeons. Most people who are seen do not have surgery recommended, since many times people are seen for problems that do not need surgery. However, if you have a colorectal problem that does need surgery, colorectal surgeons are the experts. Disclaimer: yes, I am a colorectal surgeon. ...Read more

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Who is the best colorectal surgeon in sydney for cancer?

Who is the best colorectal surgeon in sydney for cancer?

"Best" = Subjective: I have no idea about sydney. But "best" is subjective, even when evaluated in an "objective" systematic fashion. Technically best surgical technique? Difficult to assess. Best outcomes - more objective data, but may be biased by patient selection. Best bedside manner? Most publications? Most well known? Best from a hospital (revenue generation) standpoint? Ask around, but realize caveats. ...Read more

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What is the difference between a gastroenterologist and a colorectal surgeon?

Treatments: Gi docs specialize in diagnosing and medical treatments for GI ailments. Colorectal surgeons get involved when a surgical treatment is necessary. By and large, GI docs refer to crs surgeons when something more needs to be done. But it does go both ways. There are certain things that patients will report directly to a crs rather than a GI specialist. ...Read more

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My husband has had hemorrhoids in the past and now appears to have a fissure. Should he see a colorectal surgeon or his primary?

My husband has had hemorrhoids in the past and now appears to have a fissure. Should he see a colorectal surgeon or his primary?

Colorectal surgeon: Anal fissure disease and hemorrhoids are the specialty of the colin and rectal surgeon. They have many tools to deal with these problems based on the findings. There is a directory of colon and rectal specialists on my website at www.Colonandrectalsurgery.Com. ...Read more

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I'd it better to see a proctologist or a colorectal surgeon for a fissure fistula?

Yes: Both should be experts in managing this issue. Ask your primary who has the expertise locally in the area. A gastroenterologist can also refer you to the proper doc. You may require testing by a gastroenterologist to see if there is an underlying cause of the problems. Good luck. ...Read more

Dr. Erik Borncamp
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Colon And Rectal Surgery (Definition)

Colon and rectal surgery does not have a particular definition. In fact, it is a medical specialty that deals with problems in the colon, rectum, and anus. A sampling of diseases that fall in this realm are colon cancer, rectal cancer, inflammatory bowel disease (such as ulcerative colitis or crohn's), rectal prolapse, hemorrhoids, anal fistulas, and more). Not all ...Read more


Dr. Keith Monson
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Proctology (Definition)

Proctologists are physicians who have specialized knowledge to diagnose and surgically treat disorders affecting the colon, rectum, and anus. Such disorders may include hemorrhoids, colorectal ...Read more