What kind of doctors handle colonoscopies?

This question was asked in Irvine, California on 02/08/2012.
Do general practitioners or physicians usually give colonoscopies? What kinds of doctors do then? Is all they is colonoscopies?

Doctors Answers (2)

Harsha Vittal, M.D.
Answered on: 2/10/2012

Gastroenterologists are the most common phyician who performs colonoscopy. Some surgeons also perform them.

David Myles Nolan
Answered on: 2/9/2012 7

Gastroenterologists typically do colonoscopies in the community. Family doctors will sometimes do flexible sigmoidoscopy but aren't qualified for full colonoscopy. Colorectal surgeons will also perform colonoscopy.