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Are proctologists specialized surgeons that only treat hemorrhoids?
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Dr. David Stein
Surgery - Colorectal
4 doctors agree
In brief: Not at all!
Most physicians can treat hemorrhoids medically - usually use of supplemental fiber in your diet will cure most symptoms.
If this fails, then office techniques can be used. These techniques usually fall under the purview of general surgeons and colorectal surgeons. Some colorectal surgeons who only deal with rectal issues call themselves proctologists.

In brief: Not at all!
Most physicians can treat hemorrhoids medically - usually use of supplemental fiber in your diet will cure most symptoms.
If this fails, then office techniques can be used. These techniques usually fall under the purview of general surgeons and colorectal surgeons. Some colorectal surgeons who only deal with rectal issues call themselves proctologists.
Dr. David Stein
Dr. David Stein
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Dr. Jeffrey Cohen
Surgery - Colorectal
3 doctors agree
In brief: No
An old term. Most are colorectal surgeons who treat all diseases of the colon and rectum. Ansl and abdominal surgery.
In brief: No
An old term. Most are colorectal surgeons who treat all diseases of the colon and rectum. Ansl and abdominal surgery.
Colonoscopy.
Dr. Jeffrey Cohen
Dr. Jeffrey Cohen
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