With Open Access Screening Colonoscopy, starting at the age of 45, your Primary Care Provider (PCP) can refer you for a routine screening colonoscopy directly, which means you don’t need a separate office consultation with a gastroenterologist prior to your procedure. As long as you fit the clinical criteria, your PCP and their Care Team can schedule your screening colonoscopy at one of ACPNY’s state-of-the-art endoscopy suites, without an unnecessary consultation visit to a gastroenterologist.
To make the process even easier, your PCP will order any required medicines and provide detailed instructions to prepare you for your procedure. You will also be contacted by the gastroenterology office to assist with scheduling your colonoscopy, reviewing preparation instructions, and answering any questions you may have. In addition, you can opt to have step-by-step instructions sent to your mobile phone, guiding you through all the preparation steps from appointment scheduling to procedure day.
By making this process simpler, we hope that more patients like yourself are encouraged to schedule these incredibly important screenings. Colon cancer is one of the leading causes of cancer death in the United States, and the best way to prevent it is through regular screenings.
To learn more about Open Access Screening Colonoscopy and the importance of gastrointestinal health, schedule an appointment with your PCP today.