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ColonoscopyAssist Program brings colon cancer screenings for the uninsured to El Paso residents

08-29-2013 01:04 PM CET | Health & Medicine

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ColonoscopyAssist Program brings colon cancer screenings

El Paso, TX – The ColonoscopyAssist program is pleased to announce that it has partnered with local physicians to offer its program to El Paso residents beginning 3/1/2013.

Through the ColonoscopyAssist program, under-insured individuals will receive their colonoscopy procedures at the Endoscopy Center of El Paso at significantly reduced rates. The program was made possible by ColonoscopyAssist with the help of the Endoscopy Center of El Paso and its gastroenterologists who have agreed to donate some of their time and resources in an effort to bring down the cost of the expensive procedure. With the procedure usually costing well over $2000, the program offers a significant reduction in cost to those that qualify for the program.

“We are very pleased to partner with high quality, accredited centers such as The Endoscopy Center of El Paso. It shows that with some creative thinking, we are able to make the procedure accessible to the uninsured without compromising on the quality of healthcare.” says Ali Poonawala, Director at ColonoscopyAssist. “With 1 in every 20 affected by colorectal cancer, it is imperative that we do everything possible to encourage screening rates amongst the under-insured. Colonoscopies are considered the gold standard to screen and prevent colon cancer but are often avoided due to their high cost”.

Physicians looking to enroll patients can call the program hotline at (847) 986-8999.
Patients can request appointments by visiting or calling (847) 986-8999.


About ColonoscopyAssist™
ColonoscopyAssist™ is a nationwide program providing colonoscopy procedures to under-insured communities at subsidized rates. The program offers procedures in over 30 states today in an effort to increase colorectal cancer screening rates amongst the uninsured. The organization is dedicated to creating awareness in society about colorectal cancer and its prevention.
For more information visit

5932 N Northwest Highway, Chicago, IL 60631
Tel: (847) 986 8999
Fax: (847) 847 2888

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