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At Memorial Hermann, you can schedule a screening colonoscopy directly if you meet the following criteria:
Due to recent changes in screening recommendations, please consult your insurance provider to confirm coverage if you are under the age of 50.
No separate physician office visit is required in most cases. Other programs often require patients to see the GI physician before the colon screening. Typically, your insurance provider will cover the entire cost of the screening colonoscopy, but it is important that you contact them to understand your individual situation.
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You will be given instruction by your physician in advance that will explain what you need to do to prepare for your colonoscopy. Your colon must be completely empty for the colonoscopy to be thorough and safe. To prepare for the procedure you may have to follow a liquid diet beforehand.