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What's the difference between a colonoscopy and an endoscopy?

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Dr. Mark Hoepfner
Surgery 40 years experience
Can be same: A colonoscopy is a form of endoscopy of the colon. There is also an upper endoscopy of the esophagus and stomach. Both use a lighted flexible scope to see the inside lining of the structure being examined.

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