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Insurance Update for Patients Undergoing a Screening Colonoscopy

If you will be undergoing a “screening colonoscopy”, meaning that you presently don’t have any GI symptoms, please be aware that if during the procedure a polyp is removed or a biopsy is performed, some insurance carriers will no longer consider this a “screening” procedure and may charge you a higher rate.

(On average 1 in 4 patients undergoing a “screening” colonoscopy will have colon polyps that will be removed during the procedure!)

We recommend that you check with your insurance company prior to undergoing the procedure to determine if your benefits change based on whether a polypectomy or biopsy is performed during the colonoscopy!

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Gateway GI is vaccinated!

It is hard to believe that the COVID-19 pandemic has been ongoing for nearly a year. To say that it has been life changing and disruptive is an understatement. During the pandemic it has been especially challenging to provide safe healthcare with "stay at home" restrictions and when information about infection transmission seemed to change by the day. Cancers and chronic conditions like crohn's and colitis continue despite the pandemic. In fact, there has been an increase in conditions like irritable bowel syndrome and GERD due to the stresses of the pandemic. The physicians and staff at Gateway Gastroenterology have continued to provide excellent care despite the challenges and are constantly updating policies and procedures for safe healthcare delivery.

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