Ionic 4 NavController back() function doesn't use page transitions

In my Ionic 4 app, I’m using Angular routing to redirect to a customer edit page. This page may be called from multiple pages in my app.

Since I don’t necessarily know which page I need to redirect back to when I save, I’m using the NavController .back() function to return to the calling page.

The .back() function works as far as navigating back to the previous page, but it doesn’t have page transitions. It just sort of pops the previous page up instead of sliding it into view.

Is there a better way to return back to whatever page called me instead of using NavController with transitions?