American Board of Colon and Rectal Surgery
Colon and Rectal Surgery
Colon and rectal surgeons do colonoscopies, surgeries and treatment of the small intestine/colon/rectum, hemorrhoids, fissures, abscesses, fistulas, polyps, certain cancers, and more.
A Colon and Rectal Surgeon diagnoses and treats various diseases of the small intestine, colon, rectum, anal canal, and perianal area including the organs and tissues related with primary intestinal diseases (liver, urinary, and female reproductive system). They treat conditions such as hemorrhoids, fissures (painful tears in the anal lining), abscesses and fistulaes (infections located around the anus and rectum). They also diagnose and treat problems of the intestine and colon such as cancer, polyps (precancerous growths), and inflammatory conditions.