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Why would my family doctor send me to a general surgeon to have a colonoscopy?

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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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