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Dr. Eric Kaplan
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Hemorrhoids (Definition)

Swollen and inflamed veins in the rectum and anus that ...Read more


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Can a colorectal surgeon fix an inguinal hernia?

Can a colorectal surgeon fix an inguinal hernia?

Depends: Many times surgeons limit the scope of their practice. They are trained to do so as general surgeons, but if after specializing in colorectal surgery, they may not have done that type of surgery recently. ...Read more

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What kind of doctor repairs umbilical hernias? Plastic surgeon? Pediatric surgeon?

What kind of doctor repairs umbilical hernias?  Plastic surgeon?  Pediatric surgeon?

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 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

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Sentinel tag clotted painful on anal fissure

Sentinel tag clotted painful on anal fissure

Question?: Not sure about the question, but if you have a painful anal fissure you should to see your primary care doctor, GI doctor or even urgent card md. ...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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Explain the surgery to repair vaginal rectal fistula?

Explain the surgery  to repair vaginal rectal fistula?

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

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Anal fissure surgery, tailored sphincterotomy, can you tell me 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

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How painful is external hemorrhoid surgery?

How painful is external hemorrhoid surgery?

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

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How much should an anal fissure bleed?

How much should an anal fissure bleed?

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 more

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Where can I find a colon surgeon who performs hemorrhoidectomy?

Where can I find a colon surgeon who performs hemorrhoidectomy?

Local medical societ: Many options. Most colorectal surgeons perform hemorrhoidectomy. Check with the american society of colon and rectal surgeons, local medical society, your primary care doctor, or even your insurance company. ...Read more

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Would internal hemorrhoids make anal sex very painful?

Not by itself: But it can cause bleeding. And usually, internal hemorrhoids means external ones, too, which can become painful. Anal sex is not recommended if you have hemorrhoids of any kind, because it will just make it worse. ...Read more

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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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