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Direct-access Colonoscopy

Colonoscopy is a life-saving screening that most people begin receiving at age 50. It allows doctors to find the earliest signs of cancer in the colon — and even remove pre-cancerous polyps that can grow into cancer.

Usually, colonoscopies begin with a visit to a digestive health specialist, or gastroenterologist.

Now, some people can save the time — and cost — of pre-procedure appointments with Tanner’s direct-access colonoscopy service.

Find out if you qualify for a direct-access colonoscopy by calling 770-812-9097.

How does direct-access colonoscopy work?

When you call the direct-access colonoscopy helpline, you’ll reach a clinician who will ask you a series of questions about your personal health history.

Those questions will help determine if you would be best served by meeting with a gastroenterologist before your screening or if you can go ahead and make a colonoscopy appointment.

Who qualifies for direct-access colonoscopy?

You may skip a pre-procedure appointment if you:

  • Are 50 or older
  • Are in good health
  • Have no family history of colorectal cancer
  • Have no chronic conditions that increase your risk (such as inflammatory intestinal conditions like IBS or Crohn’s disease)

Where are colonoscopies available?

Colonoscopies can be scheduled at our hospital facilities in Carrollton, Villa Rica, Bremen or Wedowee.

However, direct-access colonoscopies are only available at the West Georgia Endoscopy Center — an outpatient center on Clinic Avenue in Carrollton.

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Direct-access Colonoscopy Locations

Tanner Gastroenterology Care provides gastroenterology services at four convenient locations.

Higgins General Hospital

Higgins General Hospital

200 Allen Memorial Drive, Bremen, GA 30110
bremen

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Phone: 770-812-2000

Hours: Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Tanner Medical Center - Carrollton

Tanner Medical Center - Carrollton

705 Dixie Street, Carrollton, GA 30117
Carrollton

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Phone: 770-812-9666

Hours: Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Tanner Medical Center - Villa Rica

Tanner Medical Center - Villa Rica

601 Dallas Highway, Villa Rica, GA 30180
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Phone: 770-812-3000

Hours: Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Tanner Medical Center - East Alabama

Tanner Medical Center - East Alabama

1032 South Main Street, Wedowee, AL 36278
Wedowee

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Phone: 256-357-2111

Hours: Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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