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Colon Cancer Doesn't Wait for COVID-19
Scheduling colonoscopies during the pandemic requires clear communication, strategic case scheduling and strict safety protocols.
Danielle Bouchat-Friedman
Publish Date: January 5, 2021   |  Tags:   Gastroenterology
CLEAR COMMUNICATION The physicians at the Center for Digestive Health & Nutrition installed acrylic intubation boxes for added protection.   |   Frank Kim

Getting back up and running and returning to a sense of normalcy are phrases that have been thrown around since COVID-19 hit. As elective procedures such as colonoscopies began to ramp back up after last year's nationwide shutdown, high-volume GI centers had to take a long look at their practices and protocols in order to maintain efficiency and screening success while also making sure patients felt safe. The pandemic threw them a major curve ball, but their physicians and staff quickly pivoted in order to keep scheduling screenings that can save the lives of the more than 100,000 patients who are diagnosed with colon cancer each year.

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