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Anal Fissure Fistula: The colo-rectal surgeon is the best place to start for this problem. ...Read more
General or Ped surg: General surgeons can fix almost all umbilical hernias. They can be repaired with open surgery (single larger incision) or laparoscopically (multiple tiny incisions). Pediatric surgeons can fix umbilical hernias in kids and adolescents, usually up to age 18. ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can you recommend colorectal sugeon and gastro dr. In louisville, ky? My surgeon insists bleeding not from abscess surgery. Gastro ignored abscess.
Colorectal surgeon: Susan galandiuk, M.D. (502) 583-8303 lowell katz, M.D. (502) 584-6666. ...Read more
Options: Depending on the cause of the fistula, additional diagnoses, age and health of the patient your surgeon will discuss the options. Have friends and family with you to help with this discussion. Usually diagnostic tests colonoscopy, ct scan of abdomen and pelvis are done before final surgical planning. ...Read more
More precise: Lateral internal sphincterotomies treat chronic anal fissures. Traditionally the internal sphincter muscle was divided all the way up to the dentate line. This sometimes resulted in incontinence. Tailored sphincerotomy divides the muscle only as high as the fissure goes. Some surgeons modify this if they measure for anal stenosis. Studies show less risk of incontinence with tailored procedures. ...Read more
Care of hemorrhoids: Hemorrhoids are dilation and swelling of the expandable tissue around the rectal opening. Non operative treatment recommended, and includes bowel regimen (fiber, stool softners, laxatices to goal of 2 soft bowel movements daily) local sauves (prep h, desitin, (zinc oxide diaper cream) anti fungals, other) and hygiene (shower, hair dryer area daily). Surgery only if above fails. Post op pain is expected, manageable. ...Read more
A lot: Anal fissures can bleed a lot. Blood drips into the toilet and turns the water red. Treatment is stool softeners (like miralax). If stools are pudding-like consistency without chunks, it will heal. If not healing, it's important to make sure it's a normal fissure before seeing surgeon. See a gastroenterologist to make sure not fistula or other pathology from crohn's disease first. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have 2to hernias from colon resection (hemicolectomy) which surgeon should correct TSH and incisional hernia with transverse colon in umbilical site? Colon or hernia specialist
Rectal bleeding occassionllly , have hemrooids, overdo for colonoscopy. Should i see a gasyrenterologistnor a proctologist.
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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