Clearwater, FL Colonoscopy Cost Comparison

A Colonoscopy in Clearwater costs $2,250 on average when you average the List Price of the 80 medical providers who perform Colonoscopy procedures in Clearwater, FL. There are 1 different types of Colonoscopy provided in Clearwater, listed below, and the list price for each is different. As a healthcare consumer you should understand that the list price of a medical procedure is similar to a Manufacturer's "Suggested Retail Price" and if you shop from the Clearwater prviders below you may be able to save money. When you use NewChoiceHealth's Certified Providers, you can save between 40%-60% off List Price. Start shopping today and see what you can save! Get a Free Quote!

Colonoscopy Cost Report - Clearwater, FL

Cheapest
$2,250
Average
$2,250
Highest
$2,250
Colonoscopy Cost Average $2,250.00

Compare Colonoscopy Providers in Clearwater, FL

Facility City Type
Florida Endoscopy and Surgery Center Brooksville Ambulatory Surgical Center
Countryside Surgery Center Clearwater Ambulatory Surgical Center
Center for Specialized Surgery Tampa Ambulatory Surgical Center
Morton Plant Hospital Clearwater Acute Care Hospital
Park Medical Surgery Center St Petersburg Ambulatory Surgical Center
Bay Area Physicians Surgery Center Riverview Ambulatory Surgical Center
Usf Health Endoscopy and Surgery Center Tampa Ambulatory Surgical Center
Saint Joseph's Hospital Tampa Acute Care Hospital
Morton Plant North Bay Hospital New Port Richey Acute Care Hospital
Florida Medical Clinic Special Procedures Center Zephyrhills Ambulatory Surgical Center
Pediatric Surgery Centers Tampa Ambulatory Surgical Center
South Bay Hospital Sun City Center Acute Care Hospital
New Tampa Surgery Center Wesley Chapel Ambulatory Surgical Center
Saint Anthony's Hospital Saint Petersburg Acute Care Hospital
West Coast Endoscopy Clearwater GI Diagnostic Center
South Florida Baptist Hospital Plant City Acute Care Hospital
Bayfront Health Brooksville Brooksville Acute Care Hospital
Journey Lite of West Florida Tampa Ambulatory Surgical Center
Town and Country Hospital Tampa Acute Care Hospital
Bayfront Same Day Surgery Center. St Petersburg Ambulatory Surgical Center
St Joseph's Same Day Surgery Tampa Ambulatory Surgical Center
North Pinellas Surgery Center Dundein Ambulatory Surgical Center
All Children's Hospital Saint Petersburg Childrens Hospital
Bayfront Health Dade City Dade City Acute Care Hospital
Same Day Surgery Centers of Florida Zephyrhills Ambulatory Surgical Center
Clearwater Endoscopy Center Belleair GI Diagnostic Center
Hernando Endoscopy and Surgery Center Brooksville Ambulatory Surgical Center
Northside Hospital Saint Petersburg Acute Care Hospital
Pediatric Surgery Center -odessa Odessa Ambulatory Surgical Center
Belleair Surgery Center Clearwater Ambulatory Surgical Center
Bayonet Point Surgery and Endoscopy Center Hudson Ambulatory Surgical Center
Brandon Surgery Center Brandon Ambulatory Surgical Center
Largo Medical Center Largo Acute Care Hospital
Florida Specialty Surgery Center St Petersburg Ambulatory Surgical Center
St Anthonys Physicians Surgery Center St Petersburg Ambulatory Surgical Center
H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute Tampa Acute Care Hospital
Mease Dunedin Hospital Dunedin Acute Care Hospital
Florida Medical Clinic Ambulatory Surgery Center Tampa Ambulatory Surgical Center
Edward White Hospital Saint Petersburg Acute Care Hospital
Florida Hospital Zephyrhills Zephyrhills Acute Care Hospital
Pasadena Surgery Center St Petersburg Ambulatory Surgical Center
Seascape Surgery Center Tampa Ambulatory Surgical Center
St Michaels Surgery Center Largo Ambulatory Surgical Center
Florida Hospital Tampa Acute Care Hospital
West Bay Surgery Center Largo Ambulatory Surgical Center
Florida Hospital - Carrollwood Tampa Acute Care Hospital
Armenia Surgery Center Tampa Ambulatory Surgical Center
Tampa Bay Specialty Surgery Center Pinellas Park Ambulatory Surgical Center
Brandon Ambulatory Surgery Center Brandon Ambulatory Surgical Center
Trinity Surgery Center Trinity Ambulatory Surgical Center
Palms of Pasadena Hospital Saint Petersburg Acute Care Hospital
Holiday Surgery Center Holiday Ambulatory Surgical Center
Center for Special Surgery St Petersburg Ambulatory Surgical Center
Largo Ambulatory Surgery Center Largo Ambulatory Surgical Center
All Children's Surgikid of Florida Tampa Ambulatory Surgical Center
New Port Richey Surgery Center New Port Richey Ambulatory Surgical Center
Mariner Surgery Center Spring Hill Ambulatory Surgical Center
Oak Hill Hospital Brooksville Acute Care Hospital
Suncoast Medical Clinic St Petersburg Ambulatory Surgical Center
Sun Coast Hospital Largo Acute Care Hospital
Mease Countryside Hospital Safety Harbor Acute Care Hospital
Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point Hudson Acute Care Hospital
Memorial Hospital of Tampa Tampa Acute Care Hospital
Tampa General Hospital Tampa Acute Care Hospital
Meadow Lane Surgery Center New Port Richey Ambulatory Surgical Center
St Petersburg Surgery Center St Petersburg Ambulatory Surgical Center
Ambulatory Surgery Center - Tampa Tampa Ambulatory Surgical Center
South Tampa Surgery Center Tampa Ambulatory Surgical Center
Bardmoor Surgery Largo Ambulatory Surgical Center
Brandon Outpatient Surgery Center Brandon Ambulatory Surgical Center
Community Hospital New Port Richey Acute Care Hospital
Saint Petersburg General Hospital Saint Petersburg Acute Care Hospital
Suncoast Outpatient Surgery Center Spring Hill Ambulatory Surgical Center
St Petersburg Endoscopy Center St Petersburg GI Diagnostic Center
Helen Ellis Memorial Hospital Tarpon Springs Acute Care Hospital
Seven Springs Surgery Center New Port Richey Ambulatory Surgical Center
Suncoast Specialty Surgery Center, New Port Richey Ambulatory Surgical Center
Brandon Regional Hospital Brandon Acute Care Hospital
Tampa Outpatient Surgical Facility Tampa Ambulatory Surgical Center
St Lukes Surgical Center Tarpon Springs Ambulatory Surgical Center

Colonoscopy Introduction

A colonoscopy is a procedure which allows a doctor to view inside the large intestine (colon) using a tool called a colonoscope. A key advantage of the procedure is that, when needed, other instruments can be passed through the colonoscope. These may be used, for example, to painlessly remove a suspicious-looking growth or to biopsy, that is, take a small piece of tissue for further analysis. Although colonoscopy is the best test available to detect and treat abnormalities within the colon, other alternative procedures are abdominal x-ray, computed tomography (CT scan), abdominal ultrasound, barium enema, sigmoidoscopy and, more recently, an alternative is a Virtual colonoscopy. These exams, however, do not allow direct viewing of the colon, removal of polyps, or the completion of biopsies, so, if an abnormality is found during one of these procedures, a colonoscopy may still be required to biopsy or remove the abnormality.

Patient Preparation For A Colonoscopy

You will be given instructions in advance that will outline what you should and should not do in preparation for colonoscopy. Central to these instructions is the need to cleanse the intestinal tract, modify diet and manage medications; be sure to read and follow those instructions. It is particularly important to inform the physician of all medications or vitamins taken regularly or if you are pregnant (or think you might be pregnant) or if you have heart, lung or other medical conditions that may need special attention, and, finally, if you have a history of bleeding disorders or if you are taking any anticoagulant (blood-thinning) medications, aspirin, or other medications that affect blood clotting. Arrangements should be made for transportation after the surgery is complete.

What to expect during and after a Colonoscopy

The procedure takes about 30 minutes to perform and is seldom remembered by the sedated patient. The sedative and pain medication usually cause most patients to dose off during the procedure. An intravenous line is inserted into the arm to administer a sedative and a painkiller. Also, your heart rate, blood pressure, respiratory rate, and oxygen level will be monitored during the procedure. Once you are fully relaxed, you will be asked to lie on your left side with your knees bent towards your chest. Your doctor will first do a rectal exam with a gloved, lubricated finger; then the lubricated colonoscope will be gently inserted into the anus and gently advanced into the rectum and colon. As the scope is slowly and carefully passed, you may feel as if you need to move your bowels, and because air is introduced to help advance the scope, you may feel some cramping or fullness. Generally, however, there is little or no discomfort. The physician will examine the colon. If a polyp is seen, it may be removed, biopsied, or left alone until a subsequent operation is performed.

After the procedure is competed you will be taken to the recovery area and monitored until the medication has worn off. After recovery, the physician will explain the results to you, provide instructions on care and diet and then your driver will be allowed to take you home. It is normal to experience mild cramping or abdominal pressure following the exam. This usually subsides in an hour or so, after the air has been expelled. Notify your physician to report any of the following: fever and/or chills, frequent bloody stools, abdominal pain and/or bloating, inability to pass gas.

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