Colonoscopy services

To schedule an appointment or for more information please contact (504) 592-6577 Monday - Friday from 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. or visit our Scheduling Site

What is Open Access Colonoscopy? 
Open Access allows a patient or their referring physician to schedule a colonoscopy without initially having a gastrointestinal consultation. Open Access is ideal for healthy patients who need a routine colonoscopy and who have no serious medical conditions. Patients with medical issues are advised to meet with one of our providers for a consultation to ensure that performing a colonoscopy is a safe option.

Who is eligible for this procedure?
  • A colonoscopy is recommended for healthy individuals over 50 years of age
  • Healthy individuals over  40 years of age with a family history of colon cancer
  • Any individual with a personal history of colon cancer or colon polyps
  • Guidelines recommend regular screenings for African Americans by age 45
If you have underlying GI issues, such as abdominal pain or change in bowel habits this exam may not be well suited for you and it would be in your best interest to have an initial consultation with one of our providers.

Early Detection
In offering our Open Access Colonoscopy Program we hope to encourage more patients to schedule a colonoscopy. Colon cancer is the second leading cause of death in both men and women and it is important to be proactive in early detection of this disease.