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Do surgeons do colonoscopy or sigmoidoscopy?

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Dr. Henry Wodnicki
Surgery - Colorectal
2 doctors agree

In brief: Both

Surgeons do sigmoidoscopy and those with special training ( colorectal surgeon) do both.

In brief: Both

Surgeons do sigmoidoscopy and those with special training ( colorectal surgeon) do both.
Dr. Henry Wodnicki
Dr. Henry Wodnicki
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Dr. Emil Shakov
Aesthetic Medicine

In brief: Both

We are trained for all manners of endoscopy.
Most however don't do colonoscopy and at most do a rigid proctosigmoidoscopy attime of left colon surgery.

In brief: Both

We are trained for all manners of endoscopy.
Most however don't do colonoscopy and at most do a rigid proctosigmoidoscopy attime of left colon surgery.
Dr. Emil Shakov
Dr. Emil Shakov
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Dr. Donald Kim
Surgery - Colorectal

In brief: Both

Depends on the experience of the surgeon and their training.
Colon and rectal surgeons specialize in disorders of the colon and rectum and have had training in colonoscopy procedures and typically perform both as part of their practice. General surgeons may or may not perform sigmoidoscopy or colonoscopy, depends on their training and specific practice patterns.

In brief: Both

Depends on the experience of the surgeon and their training.
Colon and rectal surgeons specialize in disorders of the colon and rectum and have had training in colonoscopy procedures and typically perform both as part of their practice. General surgeons may or may not perform sigmoidoscopy or colonoscopy, depends on their training and specific practice patterns.
Dr. Donald Kim
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