Get Your Colonoscopy in a Snap … And Help us Give Back!
For every Fast-Track Colonoscopy conducted now through June, Valley will donate produce for emergency food boxes to the Center for Food Action, to help local families at risk of hunger. Call our nurse navigator at 201-389-0808 today to schedule your screening colonoscopy!
Valley-Mount Sinai Comprehensive Cancer Care makes it easier and more affordable to schedule a colonoscopy to screen for colorectal cancer. The Fast-Track Screening Colonoscopy program streamlines the process of scheduling a colonoscopy procedure by eliminating the need for patients to meet with a gastroenterologist for a pre-procedure appointment; they simply come in on the day of their procedure.
How Fast-Track Colonoscopy Works
Each patient will receive an initial consultation by phone with a nurse navigator, who will determine their eligibility. Once the patient is deemed eligible, they will be scheduled for the procedure with a Valley gastroenterologist or colorectal surgeon based on a health insurance match and availability, and will receive instructions and a prescription for preparatory colon-cleansing agents.
Are You Eligible for a Fast-Track Screening Colonoscopy?
Patients must meet certain criteria to qualify for a fast-track screening colonoscopy, including:
- Being in overall good health, with no significant medical problems or symptoms of colon cancer
- Age (45 to 75 years old)
- Never having had an initial colonoscopy, or not having had a colonoscopy within the past 10 years (5 years for patients with a first-degree relative with colon cancer)
Patients who are not eligible for a fast-track screening colonoscopy include those who:
- Are experiencing gastrointestinal symptoms including a change in bowel patterns or rectal bleeding
- Have sleep apnea
- Are 76 years old or older
Our nurse navigator will determine eligibility during the initial phone consultation. Call our navigator at 201-389-0808 for more information on eligibility for fast-track screening colonoscopy.