Why am I seeing a colorectal surgeon?
You’re most likely to see a colorectal surgeon for problems involving the anus, rectum, and colon. If you have symptoms such as anal or rectal pain, bleeding, or bumps, talk to your doctor. A primary care physician or gastroenterologist can refer you to a colorectal surgeon for further evaluation.
What can I expect at a colorectal appointment?
At your appointment, you will be seen by either a senior doctor or a senior nurse. After the clinician has asked many questions you may have an abdominal examination, a rectal examination or both. An abdominal examination is when you lie on a couch and the clinician will examine your tummy for any abnormalities.
Do colorectal surgeons remove hemorrhoids?
A general surgeon, a colon and rectal surgeon, or proctologist will perform your hemorrhoid removal surgery in a hospital or outpatient surgery center.
What does colorectal mean?
Colorectal cancer, also known as bowel cancer, colon cancer, or rectal cancer, is any cancer that affects the colon and rectum.
What does colorectal surgery cover?
Our colorectal surgery service provides a full range of diagnostic tests, scans, outpatient consultations and treatments for patients with symptoms suggestive of benign and malignant diseases of the gastrointestinal tract including colorectal cancer, inflammatory bowel disease and anorectal conditions such as …