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Gastroenterology Associates of Tidewater is proud to offer Open Access for Colonoscopy Screening, an innovative service designed for your convenience and peace of mind. Understanding the importance of regular colonoscopies is vital, and our goal is to make this essential screening as accessible as possible.

Why Choose Open Access to Schedule Your Colonoscopy?

Convenience Without Compromise: Open Access allows you to bypass the initial consultation and move directly to schedule a colonoscopy, based on a brief telephone assessment. This streamlined process saves you time without sacrificing the quality of care.

Comprehensive Care, Exceptional Expertise: Our board-certified gastroenterologists lead a team dedicated to using the most advanced medical technology. With over 30 years of commitment to excellence, we ensure that your colonoscopy procedure is performed with the utmost precision and care.

Safety and Satisfaction: We adhere to strict guidelines to ensure that patients who opt to schedule through Open Access meet all the safety criteria. Your health and safety are our top priorities, and our team is equipped to provide you with the best possible experience and outcomes.

Who Can Benefit?

Open Access scheduling is ideal for individuals aged 45 to 74 who have had a physician or advanced practice provider, such as a physician assistant or nurse practitioner visit within the past 12 months. Exceptions are made for those under 45 with a first-degree relative diagnosed with colon cancer, allowing for screening 10 years before their relative’s diagnosis age.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Meet criteria for office-based procedures
  • No previous complications with anesthesia or conscious sedation.
  • No use of anti/coagulation/anti-platelet drugs other than aspirin.
  • No ER visits/Hospitalization in the last 3 months.
  • No active gastrointestinal symptoms. Positive fecal occult blood testing or Cologuard results are acceptable.
  • No dementia and not currently living in a facility (long term care, rehab, assisted living)
  • No severe or uncontrolled medical conditions.
  • Body Mass Index (BMI) is under 42

Your Health Is Our Priority

Regular screenings can save lives by detecting early signs of colorectal cancer. Your health shouldn’t wait. If you meet the criteria to schedule a colonoscopy appointment through Open Access, take this opportunity to prioritize your well-being today.

Find out why colonoscopies are important for colon cancer prevention.

Schedule an Open Access Colonoscopy Now

Ready to schedule your colonoscopy? Please complete the form below. If you meet the criteria mentioned, a representative from our office will get in touch with you for a phone screening.

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