Direct Access Colonoscopy
In coordination with MarinHealth Gastroenterology
Patients with an uncomplicated medical history, between 45 and 70 years old, who are in generally good health and require a routine Colonoscopy as part of Colo-rectal cancer screening may be eligible for Direct Access Colonoscopy. Please ask your Primary Care Physician for more information or click here to read more information on the health benefits of colon cancer screening.
Direct access allows a patient to undergo a screening colonoscopy without a formal pre-procedure visit with the Gastroenterologist/Endoscopist. These patients do not meet the doctor until the day of the procedure. Prior to being scheduled for the colonoscopy, patients will have a 20-30 minute telephone call with our intake nurse to review their medical history in detail. If a contraindicative health condition is identified during this call, an office visit will be required prior to the procedure.
To find out if you are eligible for this program please call MarinHealth Gastroenterology at (415) 925-6900 and speak to one of our staff.