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Colon Rectal Surgery Defined - What is Colon Rectal Surgery


Updated January 07, 2009

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Definition: Colon Rectal Surgery is the division of medicine concerned with surgery performed on the intestinal tract, rectum, anus and peri-anal areas.
Pronunciation: coal-uhn wreck-tuhl
Also Known As: Colonrectal surgery, colon surgery, rectal surgery, rectum surgery, anal surgery, intestine surgery,
Alternate Spellings: Colon-Rectal, Colonrectal
After being diagnosed with colon cancer, the patient consulted a colon rectal surgeon to explore the available surgery options.

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