Guidelines for open access referrals:
This service is available for patients who do not have significant cardio-respiratory conditions such as cardiomyopathy with Ejection Fraction less than 30%, pulmonary hypertension, severe COPD or emphysema, poor renal impairment with eGFR less than 40mL/min. Patients who have those conditions should be seen by one of our Gastroenterologists who can decide the best course of action, including the choice of bowel preparation.
Please keep in mind some patients can have flexible sigmoidoscopy without the need for bowel prep.
For other patients, one of our nurses will contact patients directly and will assess if a consultation is recommended prior to endoscopy.