Nashville-Davidson, TN Colonoscopy Cost Comparison

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A Colonoscopy in Nashville-Davidson costs $684 on average when you take the median of the 50 medical providers who perform Colonoscopy procedures in Nashville-Davidson (balance), TN. There are 1 different types of Colonoscopy provided in Nashville-Davidson, 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 Nashville-Davidson providers below you may be able to save money. Start shopping today and see what you can save!
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Compare Colonoscopy Providers in Nashville-Davidson (balance), TN

Facility City Type
Southern Hills Surgery Center Nashville Ambulatory Surgical Center
Skyline Medical Center Nashville Acute Care Hospital
Northridge Surgery Center Madison Ambulatory Surgical Center
Summit Surgery Center Hermitage Ambulatory Surgical Center
Stones River Hospital Woodbury Acute Care Hospital
Centennial Medical Center at Ashland City Ashland City Critical Access (Rural) Hospital
Riverview Regional Medical Center - South Campus Carthage Critical Access (Rural) Hospital
Skyline Madison Campus Madison Acute Care Hospital
Hendersonville Medical Center Hendersonville Acute Care Hospital
Horizon Medical Center Dickson Acute Care Hospital
Baptist Women's Treatment Center-murfreesboro Murfreesboro Acute Care Hospital
Nashville Endoscopy Center Nashville GI Diagnostic Center
St Thomas Medical Group Endoscopy Center Nashville GI Diagnostic Center
Stonecrest Medical Center Smyrna Acute Care Hospital
Mid-state Endoscopy Center Nashville GI Diagnostic Center
Williamson Surgery Center Franklin Ambulatory Surgical Center
American Endoscopy Center Madison GI Diagnostic Center
Cool Springs Surgery Center Franklin Ambulatory Surgical Center
Trousdale Medical Center Hartsville Critical Access (Rural) Hospital
Southern Endoscopy Center Nashville GI Diagnostic Center
Northcrest Medical Center Springfield Acute Care Hospital
Riverview Regional Medical Center - North Campus Carthage Acute Care Hospital
Williamson Medical Center Franklin Acute Care Hospital
Nashville Gastrointestinal Endoscopy Center Nashville GI Diagnostic Center
Centennial Medical Center Nashville Acute Care Hospital
Sumner Regional Medical Center Gallatin Acute Care Hospital
SCA Nashville Surgery Center Nashville Ambulatory Surgical Center
Green Surgery Center Gallatin Ambulatory Surgical Center
Patient Partners Gallatin Ambulatory Surgical Center
Hickman Community Hospital Centerville Critical Access (Rural) Hospital
Franklin Endoscopy Center Franklin GI Diagnostic Center
Physicians Pavilion Surgery Center Smyrna Ambulatory Surgical Center
Lebanon Endoscopy Center Lebanon GI Diagnostic Center
St. Thomas Surgicare Nashville Ambulatory Surgical Center
Baptist Ambulatory Surgery Center Nashville Ambulatory Surgical Center
Crossroads Surgery Center Brentwood Ambulatory Surgical Center
University Medical Center Lebanon Acute Care Hospital
Middle Tennessee Ambulatory Surgery Center Murfreesboro Ambulatory Surgical Center
Vanderbilt University Medical Center Nashville Acute Care Hospital
Baptist Plaza Surgicare Nashville Ambulatory Surgical Center
Lebanon Surgical Center Lebanon Ambulatory Surgical Center
Saint Thomas Hospital Nashville Acute Care Hospital
Macon County General Hospital Lafayette Critical Access (Rural) Hospital
Endoscopy Center of Centennial Nashville GI Diagnostic Center
Digestive Disease Endoscopy Center Nashville GI Diagnostic Center
Middle Tennessee Medical Center Murfreesboro Acute Care Hospital
Baptist Hospital Nashville Acute Care Hospital
Delozier Surgery Center Nashville Ambulatory Surgical Center
Centennial Surgery Center Nashville Ambulatory Surgical Center
Summit Medical Center Hermitage Acute Care Hospital

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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