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

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

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


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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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Are colorectal screening tests done by general practitioner or should they be done by gastroenterologists or other experts?

Are colorectal screening tests done by general practitioner or should they be done by gastroenterologists or other experts?

Experts: Colonoscopy is performed both by colon and rectal surgeons and gastroenterologists who are both experts in the field. If cancer is found, surgery is performed by the colon and rectal surgeon. ...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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Colorectal surgeons (non-stanford) in the menlo park area. Recommendations?

Referrel directory: Check out referrel directory of board certified colon and rectal surgeons at www.colonandrectalsurgery.com ...Read more

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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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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 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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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. Suzanne Galli
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Colorectal (Definition)

The term refers to colin(large intestine ) and rectum: colorectal surgeon for example does surgical procedures ...Read more