Direct Access Colonoscopy

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Please provide your patient with the information leaflet here on what to expect during their appointment.


See Lower GI pathway download for details of which services to use.


Eligibility criteria

Inclusions

• Strong FH CRC (colonoscopy recommended at age 50-55 if asymptomatic) 
           o CRC in 1 first degree relatives aged <50 years 
           o CRC in 2 FDR of any age 
           o See BSG website: ‘Colonoscopy in High Risk groups’ for more information 

• Polyp surveillance 
          o Previous adenomatous polyps 
          o See BSG guidlines for Post-polypectomy Surveillance

Exclusions

  • Mental health problems or dementia (would they tolerate bowel prep and procedure; capacity to sign consent)
  • Recent MI or CVA within 8w
  • eGFR <30
  • Patient body weight >135kg
  • Had full colonoscopy within last 2y