Open Access Colonoscopy

Open Access Colonoscopy 2017-09-08T15:51:17+00:00

Open Access Colonoscopy allows healthy patients to schedule a colonoscopy without having a prior office visit. Please see below for eligibility criteria and instructions for scheduling your colonoscopy:

Criteria:

An endoscopic procedure performed on a patient who does not require an initial office visit for evaluation. The typical patient:

  • Is under age 65
  • Has had a physical exam within the past 12 months
  • Has no serious chronic medical problems

 

Reason for a necessary office visit/prescreening colonoscopy appointment:

  • Age 65 and over
  • No physical exam within the last 12 months
  • History of heart disease, heart attack, or endocarditis
  • Heart valve replacement
  • Pacemaker/Defibrillator/Stent
  • On anticoagulation therapy (Coumadin, Plavix, Heparin, Ticlid, Lovenox)
  • History of kidney disease
  • History of chronic pulmonary problems (chronic asthma, emphysema, COPD)
  • Joint replacement within 2 months
  • Recent prominent change in bowel habits
  • Anemia
  • Mobility problems, paralysis, stroke, Parkinson’s, TIA’s
  • New patient EGD (usually has symptoms which require an office visit)
  • History of diabetes
  • Weight > 350
  • Alcohol or drug dependency
  • Serious chronic health problems
  • Abdominal pain

 

If you meet the above criteria, please schedule a Colonoscopy appointment at either our Gilbert, Chandler or Casa Grande clinics.