The Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology provides open access for colonoscopy screenings for patients of both SLUCare physicians and outside referring physicians. Candidates for open access colonoscopy include individuals at average risk (those older than 50) and increased risk (those with an immediate relative with colon cancer and older than 40, or 10 years prior to the age the family member developed colon cancer) for colon cancer.
This procedure may be scheduled by filling out the Endoscopy Open Access form, the last office note and a Saint Louis University Hospital reservation sheet. This information should be faxed to (314) 268-5165.
To receive forms or for questions about scheduling, please contact Saint Louis University Hospital Endoscopy at (314) 268-7544. Patients with significant cardiopulmonary disease or those on chronic anticoagulation should first be seen for consultation in the office.
For questions or comments about the program, call Charlene Prather, M.D., at (314) 577-8764.