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Open Access Colonoscopy

Open Access Colonoscopy

Colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer related deaths—with a 5 to 6 percent risk of developing the disease in one's lifetime. The risk is even greater if you have a chronic inflammatory disease of the colon, such as ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease, or a family member has had colon or rectal cancer.

The American Cancer Society recommends a colon cancer screening by colonoscopy starting at the age of 50. People with an increased risk should consider screening sooner.

Open Access Program

Doylestown Health Gastroenterology's Open Access Program allows healthy patients without exclusion criteria* to schedule a screening colonoscopy without an initial office visit.

* Exclusion Criteria Includes:

  • Use of anticoagulants / antiplatelets / clotting diathesis
  • Multiple or unstable co-morbidities (having one or more additional diseases)
    • Unstable cardiac disease, pacer/defibrillator, endocarditis, recent myocardial infarction (MI)
    • Steroid-dependent pulmonary disease, sleep apnea, or use of a CPAP
    • Renal distress, dialysis
    • Neurologic disorders
  • Extensive abdominal surgery
  • GI bleeding, change in bowel movements, weight loss, bleeding
  • Insulin dependent diabetes
  • Chronic narcotic use for pain control
  • Previous problems with anesthesia
  • Age > 80
  • Overweight

Applying for Open Access Screening

Begin the enrollment process by downloading and printing the Open Access Patient Form. Fill out by hand and mail or fax this paperwork to:

Doylestown Health Gastroenterology
Open Access
599 West State Street, Suite 200
Doylestown, PA 18901
or
Fax: 215.345.6568

Download the Open Access Program Form

Contact Us

Questions? Learn more about the Open Access Program by calling 215.345.6050.

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