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Can a gastroenterologist do colonoscopies and biopsies?

Can a gastroenterologist do colonoscopies and biopsies?

Yes: Gastroenterologists are the physicians who perform upper endoscopies (enter through mouth) and colonoscopies (enter from below). They routinely perform biopsies with the same instrument that allows them to visually inspect these areas (via a small camera). ...Read more

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Dr. Charles Cattano
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Colonoscopy (Definition)

Colonoscopy is the procedure of using a long flexible camera to visualize the entire colon from the inside with the option to take pictures, video, perform biopsies, remove polyps, etc. Generally people are sedated and do ...Read more


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Can I get chest x ray without prescription since I can't get hold of my gastroenterologist after Colonoscopy with biopsy. I am having lungs pain?

Can I get chest x ray without prescription since I can't get hold of my gastroenterologist after Colonoscopy with biopsy. I am having lungs pain?

No.: Always need prescription if insurance pays. Some places may do it if you pay for it yourself, but this is unethical. Need to have a doctor to send the results and follow up. ...Read more

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Is a periodicly bleeding hemmoroid something that my gastroenterologist can address during a routine colonoscopy?

Only visualize: He can only visualize the hemorrhoids during the colonoscopy however he would decide whether you needed to see a colorectal surgeon if they required surgery or if he could do a banding in office. ...Read more

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Why would a gastroenterologist want to preform a 2nd colonoscopy only 3 years after the 1st. One. Bowel habits have change a lot within the last month?

Why would a gastroenterologist want to preform a 2nd colonoscopy only 3 years after the 1st. One.  Bowel habits have change a lot within the last month?

That's why...: Re-colonoscopy may be performed for re-screening/ clinical guidelines, new risk factors, for recheck based on findings of 1st exam, ; to address signs ; symptoms of disease that raise concern ; require investigation.Your change in bowel habits is such a clinical alteration. Talk to your doctor about diagnostic options, but repeat colonoscopy is an appropriate step given info you've provided here. ...Read more

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I have anal fissure gastroenterologist said it will take 12 weeks to heal I have a colonoscopy next week friday can this usually be fixed during it?

I have anal fissure gastroenterologist said it will take 12 weeks to heal I have a colonoscopy next week friday can this usually be fixed during it?

Anal fissure: They cannot be fixed by a colonoscopy. What they are likely looking for is to rule out inflammatory bowel disease as a cause of your fissure. They are generally treated conservatively with stool softeners, laxatives and fiber, if not healing then there are medications and creams that can be used to relax the anal sphincter to promote healing. Last resort is surgery. ...Read more

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Was referred to gastroenterologist for positive FIT test (occult blood). Was told to do EGD/colonoscopy but I refused the tests. Anything uninvasive?

Noninvasive: Noninvasive studies of the colon include a virtual colonoscopy involving ct scanning and an air contrast barium enema. For study of the esophagus and stomach, a barium swallow and upper gi series can be done. However these older studies may miss smaller lesions. ...Read more