Indianapolis, IN Colonoscopy Cost Comparison

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A Colonoscopy in Indianapolis costs $761 on average when you take the median of the 49 medical providers who perform Colonoscopy procedures in Indianapolis, IN. There are 1 different types of Colonoscopy provided in Indianapolis, listed below, and the price for each differs based upon your insurance type. As a healthcare consumer you should understand that prices of medical procedures vary and if you shop from the Indianapolis providers below you may be able to save money. Start shopping today and see what you can save!
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Colonoscopy Cost Average $450 - $1,500 Free Quote

Compare Colonoscopy Providers in Indianapolis, IN

Facility City Type
The Surgery Center of Carmel Carmel Ambulatory Surgical Center
Hancock Regional Hospital Greenfield Acute Care Hospital
Beltway Surgery Center Indianapolis Ambulatory Surgical Center
Hancock Surgery Center Greenfield Ambulatory Surgical Center
Saint Francis Hospital - Beech Grove Beech Grove Acute Care Hospital
Morgan Hospital and Medical Center Martinsville Acute Care Hospital
Saint Vincent Indianapolis Hospital Indianapolis Acute Care Hospital
Endoscopy Center Carmel GI Diagnostic Center
Riverview Hospital Noblesville Acute Care Hospital
Surgical Care Center Indianapolis Ambulatory Surgical Center
Naab Road Surgery Center Indianapolis Ambulatory Surgical Center
Northside Gastroenterology Endoscopy Center Indianapolis GI Diagnostic Center
Centro Medico Alivio Indianapolis Ambulatory Surgical Center
Major Hospital Shelbyville Acute Care Hospital
Putnam County Hospital Greencastle Critical Access (Rural) Hospital
Franciscan Surgery Center Indianapolis Ambulatory Surgical Center
Sycamore Springs Surgery Center Indianapolis Ambulatory Surgical Center
North Meridian Surgery Center Indianapolis Ambulatory Surgical Center
Indianapolis Endoscopy Center Indianapolis GI Diagnostic Center
Saint Vincent Carmel Hospital Carmel Acute Care Hospital
Clarian West Medical Center Avon Acute Care Hospital
Clarian North Medical Center Carmel Acute Care Hospital
Hernia Center Plus Indianapolis Ambulatory Surgical Center
Westview Hospital Indianapolis Acute Care Hospital
Witham Memorial Hospital Lebanon Acute Care Hospital
Women's Physician Surgery Center Indianapolis Ambulatory Surgical Center
Wishard Memorial Hospital Indianapolis Acute Care Hospital
Indiana Endoscopy Centers Fishers GI Diagnostic Center
Senate Street Surgery Center Indianapolis Ambulatory Surgical Center
Digestive Health Center Carmel GI Diagnostic Center
Hendricks Regional Health Danville Danville Acute Care Hospital
Indiana Endoscopy Center Indianapolis GI Diagnostic Center
Eagle Highlands Surgery Center Indianapolis Ambulatory Surgical Center
Saint Francis Hospital - Indianapolis Indianapolis Acute Care Hospital
Center for Special Surgery Indianapolis Ambulatory Surgical Center
Methodist Hospital Indianapolis Acute Care Hospital
Indiana Endoscopy Center West Avon GI Diagnostic Center
Community Hospital South Indianapolis Acute Care Hospital
Community Hospital East Indianapolis Acute Care Hospital
South Emerson Surgery Center Indianapolis Ambulatory Surgical Center
Beltway Surgery Center Springmill Indianapolis Ambulatory Surgical Center
Surgery Center of Esi Indianapolis Ambulatory Surgical Center
Central Indiana Surgery Center Indianapolis Ambulatory Surgical Center
Carmel Ambulatory Surgery Center Carmel Ambulatory Surgical Center
Johnson Memorial Hospital Franklin Acute Care Hospital
South Central Surgery Center Franklin Ambulatory Surgical Center
Mooresville Endoscopy Center Mooresville GI Diagnostic Center
The Endoscopy Center Indianapolis GI Diagnostic Center
Surgery Center of Indianapolis Indianapolis 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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