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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
Dr. Donald Kim
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