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J U L Y 2 0 2 0 • O U T P A T I E N T S U R G E R Y . N E T • 7 9 W hen the American Cancer Society recommended colonoscopy screenings should start at age 45 instead of age 50 last May, you might have won- dered how you were going to accommodate the influx of new patients. Fast forward one year and a global pandemic later, and you're probably wondering how you'll convince reluctant patients to get their screenings done so your case volumes return to the level they were before COVID-19. Physicians at the Center for Digestive Health & Nutrition in Moon Jared Bilski | Managing Editor COVID's Impact on Colonoscopies A specialty that had been preparing for a boom is now simply looking to get back to pre-pandemic volumes. CAPABLE HANDS GI physicians want to perform potentially life-saving screenings, which some patients view as completely elective.

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