Direct colonoscopy allows healthy adults to schedule a colonoscopy without an initial office visit. Our office staff will get all of your information over the phone, saving you time and the expense of an office visit. We understand that patients can have hectic schedules, and finding time to see a doctor can be a difficult task. The goal of this program is to make sure that busy patients have absolutely no reason to skip this important test.
Patients are offered the opportunity to participate in this type of colon cancer screening program based on a review of their health records, medical history, and risk factors. These might include age, personal or family history of colon polyps, family history of colon cancer, or certain signs of potential cancer. This program is not intended for patients who have serious symptoms that might need to be discussed in detail before a colonoscopy. Healthy patients without any serious medical problems are eligible for a direct colonoscopy.
For patients who are appropriate candidates for this type of program, the answer is “Yes.” A study including almost 16,000 patients was conducted from 2006 through 2010 by the Henry Ford Hospital to find out how well direct colonoscopy programs work. The results showed conclusively that direct colonoscopy programs are both safe and effective. The patient outcomes, including risks and complications, were no higher for direct colonoscopy patients than for patients who received a consultation. This type of initiative can save lives by ensuring
that patients can easily access this important screening test. Patients still receive one-on-one attention over the phone and email covering all the necessary instructions, information, and education about the colonoscopy prior to their procedure.
Participation in our direct colonoscopy program is simply a convenience that many patients find helpful. We will never rush you to make any decision regarding your medical care. If you have any questions or concerns that are not fully addressed prior to your procedure, or if you would feel more comfortable or confident with more time to speak with our surgeons, please do schedule a consultation.
Location: 100 Tessitore Ct. Suite B, Montrose, Colorado 81401, United States
Phone: 970-787-4710 Fax: 970-615-7007
Hours: Mon-Fri: 8:30 - 4:30, Sat-Sun: Closed
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