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What type of doctor does colonoscopies?

What type of doctor does colonoscopies?

Gastroenterologist: Also called GI specialist(gastro-entero-logist).

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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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Do GI doctors perform anoscopes and rectoscopes during a colonoscopy? Can it be requested or are anoscope/rectoscope exclusive to proctologists?

Included: A colonoscope is inserted into the anus, ascends through the rectum, and goes on to check the rest of the bowel. Thus colonoscopy includes examination of the anus and rectum. However, if there is a suspicion of anal pre-cancer (e.g. In HIV positive men) a specialized magnifying instrument is used to assess the anus. ...Read more

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Can anyone tell me what type doctors fordoing a colonoscopy and an endoscopy?

Can anyone tell me what type doctors fordoing a colonoscopy and an endoscopy?

Gastroenterology: These days, gastroenterologists are the folks doing it most often. I know colorectal surgeons often do colonoscopies as well. ...Read more

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What does the GI doctor see when performing a Colonoscopy? Can he not see the appendix too sense it looks like it is attached to everything?

What does the GI doctor see when performing a Colonoscopy? Can he not see the appendix too sense it looks like it is attached to everything?

Colonoscopy.: What the gastroenterologist sees during colonoscopy is the inside of the colon. It is possible to see the area of attachment of the appendix to the colon, but it is not possible to see the appendix itself. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can a colonoscopy and endoscopy find a hernia? And if so what will the doc do if he does find one or any other type of seriously immediate problem?

Can a colonoscopy and endoscopy find a hernia? And if so what will the doc do if he does find one or any other type of seriously immediate problem?

NO: Huge abdominal hernias , visible hernias scope could enter , but not the way to diagnose hernia . How ever laparoscopy will detect hernias . Speak to you doctor ...Read more

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I'm in hospital doc don't seen to be listening gab if could get advice I has a colonoscopy which lead to a perform bowel, belly now swollen temp spike?

I'm in hospital doc don't seen to be listening gab if could get advice I has a colonoscopy which lead to a perform bowel, belly now swollen temp spike?

Drainage needed: For the most part colonoscopy is a well tolerated procedure with little if any complication. Occassionally if a small lesion is biopsied, the biopsy forceps takes too deep a bite and a small pinhead performation can occur. Leakage of fecal material causes abscess. Antibiotics needed and abdominal scan to define any collection also required. This would suggest whether drainage required. ...Read more

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Hi, I have abused laxatives. (stimulant type). Will my doc know from a colonoscopy? Does this abuse cause Crohn's disease or result in stoma.

Hi, I have abused laxatives. (stimulant type). Will my doc know from a colonoscopy? Does this abuse cause Crohn's disease or result in stoma.

Usually not: by a colonoscopy we usually can't tell if you take too much laxatives, however in some people the colon becomes "black" from longterm laxative use (melanosis), but this is benign without clinical significance. abuse of laxatives does not cause Crohn's ...Read more

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What kind of doctor performs colonoscopies?

Gastroenterologist: A gastroenterologist is the person you should contact for this. ...Read more