Easy Access Colonoscopy
Fast track screening tool available in Mauston
As you age, the number of health screenings that your provider recommends
is likely to increase. One of those suggested tests is often a colonoscopy,
which is recommended as early as age 45 to screen for colorectal cancer.
To help make getting these procedures more convenient, Mile Bluff has the
easy-access colonoscopy. This is an option available to individuals who
are otherwise healthy, and are in need of a screening colonoscopy. The
easy-access option does not require patients to schedule and attend the
usual clinic visits before the procedure.
Historically, colonoscopy procedures have been scheduled after a visit
to a primary care provider. Then, two additional clinic appointments would
be required - one with a general surgeon, and the other again with the
primary care provider. For patients who qualify, the easy-access colonoscopy
saves time and money by eliminating the need for two of those clinic appointments.
If it is time for you to have a screening colonoscopy, you can
‘apply’ to see if you are eligible for this new process. If approved, your
procedure will be scheduled. If, however, it is determined that it would
be safest for you to have a provider review your medical history and assess
your current condition, a pre-procedure appointment will be scheduled
first. This will help to determine the best and safest way to meet your
For more information about easy-access colonoscopy, or to see if you qualify,
call Mile Bluff’s Surgery Department at 608-847-1030.
You can also download an application to submit.