9 doctors weighed in:

I had a small bowel obstruction surgery that was done by a general surgeon. What type of specialist /doctor do I see after for consultation?

9 doctors weighed in
Dr. Diego Reino
Surgery
6 doctors agree

In brief: Surgeon and PCP

It is important for you to follow up with the surgeon who operated on you because he/she will be able to recognize if your bowels have returned to normal function.
It will also be important for you to see your primary care doctor who will have the greatest continuity of care with you. In the event of a re-obstruction, be sure to return to the same surgeon. They will know your anatomy details.

In brief: Surgeon and PCP

It is important for you to follow up with the surgeon who operated on you because he/she will be able to recognize if your bowels have returned to normal function.
It will also be important for you to see your primary care doctor who will have the greatest continuity of care with you. In the event of a re-obstruction, be sure to return to the same surgeon. They will know your anatomy details.
Thank
Dr. Erik Borncamp
Wound care
1 doctor agrees

In brief: FREE!!!

In fact, in the united states most surgeries include a 90 day global period.
What this means is that all of your visits to the surgeon who did your surgery are FREE in the 90 days after your surgery. . . whether that is one visit or 10 visits . So please see your surgeon after your surgery-- no one knows your surgery better than the surgeon who did it.

In brief: FREE!!!

In fact, in the united states most surgeries include a 90 day global period.
What this means is that all of your visits to the surgeon who did your surgery are FREE in the 90 days after your surgery. . . whether that is one visit or 10 visits . So please see your surgeon after your surgery-- no one knows your surgery better than the surgeon who did it.
Thank
Dr. Nina Hall
Surgery
1 doctor agrees

In brief: problems?

In general, you should not require any other type of specialist after the surgery.
You should have routine follow up with a general surgeon. If you run into further difficulties similar to those that led to this surgery, i recommend seeing them again.

In brief: problems?

In general, you should not require any other type of specialist after the surgery.
You should have routine follow up with a general surgeon. If you run into further difficulties similar to those that led to this surgery, i recommend seeing them again.
Thank

In brief: General surgeon

General surgeons treat bowel obstructions so they are the first choice.
A gastroenterologist or internist might follow up if it is a chronic condition.

In brief: General surgeon

General surgeons treat bowel obstructions so they are the first choice.
A gastroenterologist or internist might follow up if it is a chronic condition.
Thank
Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. Buck Parker
Board Certified, Surgery
15 years in practice
469K people helped
Continue
111,000 doctors available