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This article was published on June 19, 2013, and was last updated on May 1st, 2019 in Hemorrhoid Banding.
Also known as proctologists or colon surgeons, colorectal surgeons specialize in surgical procedures performed on the colon, rectum, and anus. From minor problems in the anal area to serious lower digestive tract diseases, a colorectal surgeon will diagnose and treat a wide range of issues, including but not limited to:
If you’re planning on visiting a colorectal surgeon for any one of these issues, it’s important to be prepared. We recommend establishing a good dialogue with your physician during any appointments prior to surgery, be thorough when answering questions, and don’t be afraid to ask any and all questions you may have, as well. The following is a small sampling of common patient questions:
It can be helpful to write down any questions that come to mind before visiting your colorectal surgeon. The more prepared you are, the better your overall experience will be.