Direct Access Endoscopy

Thanks for considering this option for your colon cancer screening procedure. We at GI Associates are committed to making colon cancer screening more convenient in addition to providing safe, effective outpatient colon cancer screening in a comfortable environment at Waldorf Endoscopy Center (as we have been doing for over 15 years).

In most cases, we are able to provide this service without requiring an initial office visit. In order to assure that we may do the procedure safely, we do ask that you complete a brief medical history. We do this to assure that there are no factors which might interfere with either the effectiveness or safety of the procedure.

To assure a good examination, a ‘well-prepared’ colon is quite important. The preparation for an exam requires a modification of your diet 24 hours before your exam and the administration of an oral laxative. This information will be provided by the nurse or assistant. The information will be mailed to you; it may also be found on this website.