What thoughts cross your mind when the topic of colonoscopy screenings come up? We might be able to guess.
Are we right? These thoughts are common, and you know what? It can be scary. It can feel embarrassing. You probably are busy. And when you don’t have any symptoms, it can be hard to see the importance of getting regular screenings once you turn 45.
The reality is most colorectal cancers are found in people with no symptoms and no family history.
Your health is important, and our team at GI Associates is committed to creating an environment where you feel safe and comfortable to ask questions and make informed decisions about your health. And we’ve taken steps to make it easier, too.
Our Direct Access Colonoscopy Program was created so that eligible individuals can call and schedule a colonoscopy without a pre-procedure office visit.
We know colonoscopy screenings are not fun, and you have other things you’re juggling. But we want you to rest easy knowing that you’ve taken the necessary steps to keep yourself healthy. The earlier that potential colorectal cancers and diseases are detected, the better the outcomes tend to be.
Take advantage of the GI Associates Direct Access Colonoscopy Program and get back to your daily routine with minimal disruption.
What is a pre-procedure appointment? A pre-procedure appointment is an in-office visit with one of our GI specialists to talk through your health history and unique health needs.
Why would I need a pre-procedure appointment? Some examples of why you may need a pre-procedure appointment include:
How long is the phone call with a registered nurse to go over health history? The phone call with a registered nurse typically takes about 20-30 minutes, including scheduling and patient education.
How far out are colonoscopies scheduled? Usually within 2-4 weeks. Certain locations do book out further.