Open Access Endoscopy
Dr. Gerard Tomasso
Dr. Rob Dy
For patients who have reasons for endoscopy, are extremely healthy and do not have significant gastrointestinal symptoms, GMA Gastroenterology allows the option for Open Access Endoscopy (OAE).
OAE allows for these patients to be scheduled for endoscopy procedures without prior consultation in our clinic. This option is most commonly used prior to colonoscopy procedures for colon cancer screening. To qualify for OAE, patients medical records must be reviewed by one of our board-certified gastroenterologists for approval.
Patients with significant gastrointestinal symptoms (such as abdominal pain, diarrhea, bleeding or trouble swallowing) or pre-existing significant medical problems (such heart failure, COPD, sleep apnea, diabetes or significant obesity) do not qualify for OAE.
If you feel that you are symptom-free and very healthy, you may request to be considered for this option.
Please learn more about OAE, including an educational video and preparatory instructions, here.