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Who usually performs colonoscopies, gastroenterologists or colon and rectal surgeons?
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Dr. John Edmison
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
In brief: Both
Both perform colonoscopies.
Gastroenterologists typically perform more on average.

In brief: Both
Both perform colonoscopies.
Gastroenterologists typically perform more on average.
Dr. John Edmison
Dr. John Edmison
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Dr. Arie Pelta
Surgery - Colorectal
In brief: Both
Both do however if a mass is there the colon and rectal surgeon can take care of it.
In addition a colorectal surgeon would be more agressive at removing a polyp whereas a GI may be more apt to recommend surgery. This is based on personal experience. Fyi colonoscopy was pioneered by a general and cardiothoracic surgeon at beth israel in ny. Dr wolff and dr shinya invented polypectomy.

In brief: Both
Both do however if a mass is there the colon and rectal surgeon can take care of it.
In addition a colorectal surgeon would be more agressive at removing a polyp whereas a GI may be more apt to recommend surgery. This is based on personal experience. Fyi colonoscopy was pioneered by a general and cardiothoracic surgeon at beth israel in ny. Dr wolff and dr shinya invented polypectomy.
Dr. Arie Pelta
Dr. Arie Pelta
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Dr. Eric Kaplan
Surgery - Colorectal
In brief: Both
Depends on whose available within your community.

In brief: Both
Depends on whose available within your community.
Dr. Eric Kaplan
Dr. Eric Kaplan
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