Gastroenterologists are not surgeons



Does a gastroenterologist do hernia surgery?


No. Gastroenterologists are not surgeons. They are endoscopists. Endoscopy cannot repair a hernia.

Hernias are repaired by general surgeons who typically do less than 100 hernia repairs per year. Hernia repair specialist general surgeons do over 200 hernia repairs per year.



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