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Why do I need to see a gastroenterologist befor having my inguinal hernia repaired?

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In brief: You don't

Generally, i would not recommend a visit to the gastroenterologist prior to a hernia repair.
However, if you are experiencing a change in bowel habits, then i would see a gatroenterologist prior to surgery.

In brief: You don't

Generally, i would not recommend a visit to the gastroenterologist prior to a hernia repair.
However, if you are experiencing a change in bowel habits, then i would see a gatroenterologist prior to surgery.
Dr. Matthew Lublin
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Dr. Martin Linder
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In brief: Colonoscopy

Because of an uncommon association between colon tumors and inguinal hernia many doctors recommend a screening colonoscopy prior to surgery.

In brief: Colonoscopy

Because of an uncommon association between colon tumors and inguinal hernia many doctors recommend a screening colonoscopy prior to surgery.
Dr. Martin Linder
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