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Medical Specialist: Colon and Rectal Surgery
A Colon and Rectal Surgeon is a doctor who, in addition to 5 or more years of training as a General Surgeon, receives an additional one year o...

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Medical Specialist: Colon and Rectal Surgery

A Colon and Rectal Surgeon is a doctor who, in addition to 5 or more years of training as a General Surgeon, receives an additional one year of training in colon and rectal surgery. This specialist is an expert in the diagnoses and treatment of diseases of the small intestine, colon, rectum, anal canal and perianal area.

Associated Diseases

  • Anal fissures
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Abscesses
  • Fistulas
  • Colon cancer
  • Polyps
  • Colitis

Reference:

American Board of Medical Specialties, 2006-2008.

Written by: JC Jones MA, RN
Last Updated: February 20, 2008
Published By: Healthline Networks Inc.
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