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What kind of doctors handle colonoscopies?

Do general practitioners or physicians usually give colonoscopies? What kinds of doctors do then? Is all they is colonoscopies?

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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.

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

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