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What types of patients are suitable for Open Access Endoscopy?

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What types of patients are suitable for Open Access Endoscopy?

In general any patient aged over 16 years,   over 75years are accessed individually, is suitable for open access endoscopy provided they do not have significant co-morbidities which could render the procedure or aftercare a risk to the patient. Patients with insulin dependent diabetes and those on anti-coagulant therapy, who are otherwise heathy, are suitable for Open Access Endoscopy; and the appropriate management of these patients will be discussed with the GIE gastroenterologist and all relevant parties. Patients with BMI greater than 40 should have their open access procedures at a fully equipped hospital rather than day endoscopy centre.