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A Colonoscopy in Nashville-Davidson costs $2,025 on average when you average the List Price 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 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 Nashville-Davidson 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 Average||$2,025.00|
|Hickman Community Hospital||Centerville||Critical Access (Rural) Hospital|
|Crossroads Surgery Center||Brentwood||Ambulatory Surgical Center|
|Middle Tennessee Ambulatory Surgery Center||Murfreesboro||Ambulatory Surgical Center|
|Williamson Medical Center||Franklin||Acute Care Hospital|
|Trousdale Medical Center||Hartsville||Critical Access (Rural) Hospital|
|Stones River Hospital||Woodbury||Acute Care Hospital|
|Summit Surgery Center||Hermitage||Ambulatory Surgical Center|
|American Endoscopy Center||Madison||GI Diagnostic Center|
|Mid-state Endoscopy Center||Nashville||GI Diagnostic Center|
|Nashville Endoscopy Center||Nashville||GI Diagnostic Center|
|Cool Springs Surgery Center||Franklin||Ambulatory Surgical Center|
|Southern Endoscopy Center||Nashville||GI Diagnostic Center|
|Patient Partners||Gallatin||Ambulatory Surgical Center|
|Baptist Women's Treatment Center-murfreesboro||Murfreesboro||Acute Care Hospital|
|Williamson Surgery Center||Franklin||Ambulatory Surgical Center|
|Southern Hills Surgery Center||Nashville||Ambulatory Surgical Center|
|St. Thomas Surgicare||Nashville||Ambulatory Surgical Center|
|Northridge Surgery Center||Madison||Ambulatory Surgical Center|
|St Thomas Medical Group Endoscopy Center||Nashville||GI Diagnostic Center|
|University Medical Center||Lebanon||Acute Care Hospital|
|Centennial Medical Center||Nashville||Acute Care Hospital|
|Delozier Surgery Center||Nashville||Ambulatory Surgical Center|
|Franklin Endoscopy Center||Franklin||GI Diagnostic Center|
|Green Surgery Center||Gallatin||Ambulatory Surgical Center|
|Endoscopy Center of Centennial||Nashville||GI Diagnostic Center|
|Stonecrest Medical Center||Smyrna||Acute Care Hospital|
|Baptist Ambulatory Surgery Center||Nashville||Ambulatory Surgical Center|
|Macon County General Hospital||Lafayette||Critical Access (Rural) Hospital|
|Summit Medical Center||Hermitage||Acute Care Hospital|
|Lebanon Surgical Center||Lebanon||Ambulatory Surgical Center|
|Baptist Hospital||Nashville||Acute Care Hospital|
|Middle Tennessee Medical Center||Murfreesboro||Acute Care Hospital|
|Saint Thomas Hospital||Nashville||Acute Care Hospital|
|Northcrest Medical Center||Springfield||Acute Care Hospital|
|Skyline Madison Campus||Madison||Acute Care Hospital|
|SCA Nashville Surgery Center||Nashville||Ambulatory Surgical Center|
|Digestive Disease Endoscopy Center||Nashville||GI Diagnostic Center|
|Lebanon Endoscopy Center||Lebanon||GI Diagnostic Center|
|Centennial Medical Center at Ashland City||Ashland City||Critical Access (Rural) Hospital|
|Horizon Medical Center||Dickson||Acute Care Hospital|
|Centennial Surgery Center||Nashville||Ambulatory Surgical Center|
|Physicians Pavilion Surgery Center||Smyrna||Ambulatory Surgical Center|
|Riverview Regional Medical Center - South Campus||Carthage||Critical Access (Rural) Hospital|
|Vanderbilt University Medical Center||Nashville||Acute Care Hospital|
|Baptist Plaza Surgicare||Nashville||Ambulatory Surgical Center|
|Sumner Regional Medical Center||Gallatin||Acute Care Hospital|
|Skyline Medical Center||Nashville||Acute Care Hospital|
|Hendersonville Medical Center||Hendersonville||Acute Care Hospital|
|Nashville Gastrointestinal Endoscopy Center||Nashville||GI Diagnostic Center|
|Riverview Regional Medical Center - North Campus||Carthage||Acute Care Hospital|
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.