Choosing the Right Colon Cancer Surgeon

How does a patient choose the best colon cancer surgeon?

colon cancer surgeonHaving trouble choosing the right colon cancer surgeon? You’re not alone. Cancer patients can face a lot of difficult choices, but choosing a surgeon may be one of the hardest. What do you look for? How can you tell if a surgeon will be good or not? Dr. Barry Feig gives you some pointers in this video. This is a very important decision that you need to feel very comfortable with. Make sure to learn all you can about choosing your surgeon.

Video Transcripts

I think there are a lot of factors going to choosing a surgeon for any surgical procedure. For colon cancer, you want somebody who has got experience with colon cancer that can be a colorectal surgeon who is focused on colon cancer and could be a surgical oncologist who focuses on colorectal cancer. Both can either or both can have, can be very experienced with colon cancer which was somebody who does, that treats and operates on colon cancer on a regular basis and has had a reasonable amount of experience with colorectal cancer.

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Barry Feig
Dr. Barry Feig is a surgeon in Houston, Texas and is affiliated with University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center. He received his medical degree from State University of New York Upstate Medical University and has been in practice for 30 years. He is one of 48 doctors at University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center who specialize in Surgery.
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