Which specialty is best at colonoscopy?

A meta-analysis has compared performance metrics from gastroenterologists, surgeons and other doctors
Clare Pain
Doctor holding endoscope

Patients may have a better chance of detection of an adenoma and a lower perforation rate if their colonoscopy is performed by a gastroenterologist rather than a surgeon, internist or GP, a study shows.

The findings suggest a coordinated effort is needed to improve the quality of the procedure across the various specialties that carry it out, say the Canadian researchers.