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Patients Comes First

A Colorectal Surgeon has a particular interest in diseases of the colon and rectum. To become an expert in the treatment and management of these conditions, a colorectal surgeon must undergo training in both general surgery and advanced training in problems of the lower gastrointestinal tract. A colorectal surgeon may also sometimes be known as a Coloproctologist.

Training to be a Colorectal Surgeon:

The surgeon usually completes 5 to 6 years of the General Surgery residency program after medical school. Specialized programs that a general surgeon must undergo to become a colon and rectal surgeon generally take 1 to 2 more years. In all, a colorectal surgeon has undergone a minimum of 14 years of formal classroom education and practical training before becoming certified. 


A colorectal surgeon that is certified by either the Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain & Ireland or  American Board of Colon and Rectal Surgery must have proficiency in diagnosing and treating the following conditions: 

   Anorectal conditions 


   Anal Fissures 

   Anal Abscesses 

   Anal Fistulas 

   Inflammatory bowel disease 

   Ulcerative colitis 

   Crohn's disease 


   Diverticular Disease of Colon

   Colonic Cancer and Polyps 


   Endoscopy of the colon and rectum 

   Rigid and flexible sigmoidoscopy 


   Endoscopic polypectomy 

   Intestinal and anorectal physiology 


   Anal incontinence



   Rectal prolapse 

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