What kind of doctor performs a colonoscopy?

People who are concerned about bowel cancer will usually consult their general practitioner (GP). If their GP thinks a person’s concerns warrant specialist investigation, they will usually arrange referral to a gastroenterologist or colorectal surgeon for a colonoscopy.

Does a regular doctor do a colonoscopy?

Family physicians have demonstrated the ability to learn colonoscopy and to perform the procedure safely and effectively. Because family physicians practice in all areas, including rural and underserved areas, their ability to perform colonoscopy improves patients’ access to care.