An Open Access Colonoscopy is a colonoscopy procedure that does not require the patient to have an office visit with their San Antonio, TX gastroenterologist prior to their procedure. The exchange of all needed information is done over the phone. This saves the patient both time and the expense of an office visit. My goal is to make this procedure as accessible and affordable as possible to qualifying patients in order to encourage a higher participation rate.
- Open Access Colonoscopy – Saves Time & Money
I encourage you to review my colonoscopy procedure page for more information on this potential life saving procedure. Colon cancer is the 2nd highest cause of cancer killing deaths in the U.S., but by getting a screening exam of your colon at the appropriate time you can easily prevent colorectal cancer.
What are the AGA Colorectal Cancer Screening Guidelines?
The current guidelines for a screening colonoscopy are:
- Anyone age 50 or over
- Anyone with a family history of polyps or cancer should start at age 40
- African Americans should have their first colonoscopy at age 45
HOW MUCH DOES A COLONOSCOPY COST IN SAN ANTONIO TX?
Like many other medical procedures, the cost of a Colonoscopy is determined based upon your insurance. Dr. Havranek recommends contacting your insurance provider directly to get a better understanding of the expenses related to a Colonoscopy. If you or your insurance provider should need any clarification from Dr. Havranek’s office, please contact us at 210-615-8308.
HOW DO I SCHEDULE AN OPEN ACCESS COLONOSCOPY?
Scheduling of an Open Access Colonoscopy with my office is easy. No prior office visit is required. Just call my office directly at 210-615-8308 and we will talk you through the process over the phone and help to make all arrangements. Another way is by clicking this schedule an appointment link and filling in the appropriate information. My office will contact you to make the arrangements. We will also help you deal with and answer all questions regarding your insurance coverage.
Written by: Russell Dean Havranek, MD