Open Access Colonoscopy
Open Access Colonoscopy is a service we provide that allows healthy, age-appropriate patients to easily schedule a colonoscopy, usually without a pre-procedure visit. By completing this Open Access request form, someone at Greater Gaston Endoscopy Center will contact you.
Colonoscopy is advised for all average-risk patients, age 50 and older, as a method of colon cancer screening. Patients with significant illnesses (poorly controlled diabetes, significant cardiac disease, severe breathing problems, and kidney problems) will be advised to schedule a consultation prior to the procedure.
The physician will have very limited time to discuss past medical history or ongoing problems at the time of the Open Access procedure. If you have underlying abdominal pain, changes in bowel habits, or any other gastrointestinal issues, an Open Access Colonoscopy may not be the best initial examination for you. To ensure the highest quality care, we request individuals with these issues schedule a regular clinic visit prior to any procedure.
If you are in good health and wish to proceed to scheduling your procedure, please complete and submit the Open Access request form. Once submitted, you will be contacted within two to three business days by our staff to review your history and schedule your procedure with one of our physicians. The physician will provide instructions and a prescription for the colon prep.
We look forward to serving your health care needs.
Phone: (704) 772.4455