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Gastroenterology

Direct Access Colonoscopy

Einstein Healthcare Network now has a Direct Access Colonoscopy program.

Patients can schedule their colonoscopy over the phone – no preliminary office visit required. Did you know 90% of colon cancer deaths are preventable? That means a preventative colon screening could save your life. A colon screening or a colonoscopy allows for your physician to check for any abnormalities while you are feeling healthy – before symptoms of a disease occur.

Fill out the direct access colonoscopy form online

What is a Direct Access Program?

Einstein’s Direct Access Colonoscopy allows patients to skip the pre-specialist doctor’s visit and schedule a colonoscopy directly. At Einstein Gastroenterology, our dedicated team of fellowship-trained staff want to make preventative screenings as easy as possible for you.

Who needs a Colonoscopy?

  • Men and women at average risk of colon cancer should get a colonoscopy at age 50 and then, if no signs of disease are found, every 10 years after that.
  • African-American men and women should receive an initial colonoscopy at age 45.* This is because their risk of the disease is higher.
  • Those who have an increased risk of colon cancer may need earlier or more frequent colonoscopies. Talk to your doctor about when you should schedule your screening if you:
    • Have a family history of the disease
    • Have had polyps discovered during a previous colonoscopy
    • Have a history of colorectal cancer yourself
    • Suffer from certain inflammatory bowel diseases such as ulcerative colitis or Crohn’s Disease

Call us today!​

Einstein Medical Center Philadelphia
5401 Tabor Road Klein Professional Building | Suite 505
Philadelphia, PA 19141
P: 215-456-8210
DAC Line: 215-456-5832

Einstein Healthcare Network Center One
9880 Bustleton Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19115
P: 215-456-8210
DAC Line: 215-456-5832

Einstein Gastroenterology Associates
700 W. Germantown Pike | Suite 101
East Norriton, PA 19403
P: 610-233-3660
DAC Line: 610-233-3161

*Not all insurance plans pay for earlier screenings in this group. Check your plan for details.

Training & Education

At Einstein, we have clinical expertise in all core domains of digestive health and are actively invested in resident education.

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