Find A Colorectal Cancer DoctorAn expertly trained gastrointestinal endoscopist is the most capable person to conduct proper screenings for colorectal cancer. A gastrointestinal endoscopist first completes a three-year internal medicine residency and is then eligible for a two-to-three year fellowship-a rigorous program taught by experts in the field. By the time they have completed their training, they have had five to six years of specialized education beyond medical school. Endoscopy is the use of narrow, flexible lighted tubes with built-in video cameras to visualize the inside of the intestinal tract. Specialized training in endoscopy includes:
- study of how and when to perform endoscopy
- learning optimal methods to complete these tests safely and effectively
- training in the use of sedating medications to ensure the comfort and safety of patients
- study of accurate interpretation of the findings and biopsy results
Nearly 12,000 domestic and international gastroenterologists, surgeons and other medical specialists are expertly trained in endoscopy, a diagnostic and therapeutic method of treatment for the diseases of the digestive tract.
Use the ASGE physician finder to locate an expertly trained gastrointestinal endoscopist in your area.
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