We offer OPEN ACCESS procedures:
Open Access is designed specifically for patients who require colonoscopy or endoscopy for reasons such as:
- Asymptomatic individuals with positive faecal occult blood tests results eg, National Bowel Cancer Screening, Rotary Screening etc
- Asymptomatic individuals with a family history of bowel cancer.
- Patients with stable oesophageal reflux who require screening for Barretts Oesophagus.
- Patients who are otherwise fit and well, under the age of 75, and weigh less than 120 kg
There is a very strict criteria for Open Access admissions, and an phone triage interview is required, as you will not have a pre-procedure consultation with a gastroenterologist.
Patients who are frail, symptomatic or unwell generally do not meet this criteria and would usually need to be fully assessed at consultation prior to undertaking any procedure.