Colonoscopy is considered the most effective method of screening for colorectal cancer. Beginning at age 50, all men and women should be screened for colorectal cancer, even if they are experiencing no problems or symptoms, and have a full colonoscopy every ten years.
To accommodate healthy patients who need a screening colonoscopy, the Digestive Disorders Institute has established a direct access program to expedite and simplify the process of scheduling colonoscopies. The Direct Access Screening Colonoscopy Program allows select patients in stable health to arrange for a colonoscopy without first having a face-to-face consultation with a gastrointestinal specialist.
For more information about the Direct Access Screening Colonoscopy Program, click here.