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Why would my family doctor send me to a general surgeon to have a colonoscopy?
5 doctors weighed in

Dr. Emil Shakov
Aesthetic Medicine
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Preference
He probably prefers the surgeon to do this over a gastroenterologist.
We can do colonoscopy it is just most surgeons don't do it.

In brief: Preference
He probably prefers the surgeon to do this over a gastroenterologist.
We can do colonoscopy it is just most surgeons don't do it.
Dr. Emil Shakov
Dr. Emil Shakov
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Dr. Travis Kidner
Surgery - Oncology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Screening
Surgeons are also trained in endoscopy.
Some surgeons perform their own endoscopies because then at the time of the operation they know exactly where to operate.

In brief: Screening
Surgeons are also trained in endoscopy.
Some surgeons perform their own endoscopies because then at the time of the operation they know exactly where to operate.
Dr. Travis Kidner
Dr. Travis Kidner
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Dr. Eric Kaplan
Surgery - Colorectal
In brief: Not sure
The standard of care is for a gastroenterologist or colon and rectal surgeon to perform the colonoscopy, but many general surgeons are also trained and proficient in performing a colonoscopy.

In brief: Not sure
The standard of care is for a gastroenterologist or colon and rectal surgeon to perform the colonoscopy, but many general surgeons are also trained and proficient in performing a colonoscopy.
Dr. Eric Kaplan
Dr. Eric Kaplan
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