Colorectal surgery

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Colorectal Surgery is a field of medicine specializing in the disorders of the colon, rectum, and anus. The specialty is dedicated to the diagnosis, treatment, and management of colorectal diseases.

Overview[edit | edit source]

Colorectal surgeons, also known as proctologists, are experts in surgical and non-surgical treatments for problems of the lower digestive tract. These conditions often involve the small bowel, colon, rectum, and anus.

Conditions Treated[edit | edit source]

Colorectal surgeons treat a variety of conditions such as:

Diagnostic Procedures[edit | edit source]

Diagnostic tools and procedures commonly used in this field include:

Surgical Procedures[edit | edit source]

Common surgical procedures performed by colorectal surgeons include:

Minimally Invasive Techniques[edit | edit source]

The field emphasizes minimally invasive techniques such as laparoscopic surgery to reduce recovery times and improve patient outcomes.

Training and Certification[edit | edit source]

A colorectal surgeon typically completes a residency in general surgery followed by a fellowship in colorectal surgery. Certification is granted by the American Board of Colon and Rectal Surgery.

Research and Advancements[edit | edit source]

Research in colorectal surgery focuses on improving surgical techniques, advancing cancer treatments, and understanding the genetics of colorectal diseases.

List of Colorectal Surgeons (USA)[edit | edit source]

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Resources[edit source]

Latest articles - Colorectal surgery

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Source: Data courtesy of the U.S. National Library of Medicine. Since the data might have changed, please query MeSH on Colorectal surgery for any updates.

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