Los Angeles, CA Colonoscopy Cost Comparison

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A Colonoscopy in Los Angeles costs $2,365 on average when you take the median of the 350 medical providers who perform Colonoscopy procedures in Los Angeles, CA. There are 1 different types of Colonoscopy provided in Los Angeles, 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 Los Angeles 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 Los Angeles, CA

Facility City Type
Avanguard Surgery Center Tarzana Ambulatory Surgical Center
Garden Grove Hospital and Medical Center Garden Grove Acute Care Hospital
Newport Beach Endoscopy Center Newport Beach GI Diagnostic Center
Beverly Hills Canter for Arthroscopic and Outpatient Surgery Los Angeles Ambulatory Surgical Center
JHS Endoscopy Medical Center Los Angeles GI Diagnostic Center
Surgery Center of the Pacific Santa Monica Ambulatory Surgical Center
Madison 101 Pasadena Surgery Center Pasadena Ambulatory Surgical Center
Southern California Minimal Invasive Endoscopy and Surgery Long Beach Ambulatory Surgical Center
Regency Surgery Center Encino Ambulatory Surgical Center
Valley Multi Specialty Surgery Center Reseda Ambulatory Surgical Center
West Anaheim Medical Center Anaheim Acute Care Hospital
Newport Plaza Surgery Center Costa Mesa Ambulatory Surgical Center
Mission Hospital Mission Viejo Acute Care Hospital
Torrance Outpatient Surgery Center Torrance Ambulatory Surgical Center
Los Angeles County - University of Southern California Los Angeles Acute Care Hospital
La/oc Surgical Center Redondo Beach Ambulatory Surgical Center
University of Southern California University Hospital Los Angeles Acute Care Hospital
Anaheim Surgicenter Anaheim Ambulatory Surgical Center
Laguna Hills Surgery Center Laguna Woods Ambulatory Surgical Center
Verdugo Hills Hospital Glendale Acute Care Hospital
Foothill Surgery Center Arcadia Ambulatory Surgical Center
San Gabriel Valley Medical Center San Gabriel Acute Care Hospital
Olympia Medical Center Los Angeles Acute Care Hospital
Coastal Communities Hospital Santa Ana Acute Care Hospital
Bolsa Outpatient Surgery Westminster Ambulatory Surgical Center
Valencia Outpatient Surgical Center Santa Clarita Ambulatory Surgical Center
Imagebased Surgicenter Corporation Santa Monica Ambulatory Surgical Center
San Gabriel Ambulatory Surgery Center San Gabriel Ambulatory Surgical Center
Glendale Outpatient Surgery Center Glendale Ambulatory Surgical Center
Kaiser Permanente Woodland Hills Medical Center Woodland Hills Acute Care Hospital
Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center Los Angeles Acute Care Hospital
Encino Place Surgery Center Encino Ambulatory Surgical Center
Western Medical Center Anaheim Anaheim Acute Care Hospital
Magnolia Surgery Center Westminster Ambulatory Surgical Center
Endoscopy Center of the South Bay Torrance GI Diagnostic Center
Valley Endoscopy Center Tarzana GI Diagnostic Center
Kaiser Permanente South Bay Medical Center Harbor City Acute Care Hospital
Doctors Surgery Center Fountain Valley Ambulatory Surgical Center
Comprehensive Ambulatory Surgical Medical Center El Monte Ambulatory Surgical Center
Pacific Coast Ambulatory Surgicenter San Clemente Ambulatory Surgical Center
Children's Hospital of Orange County at Mission Mission Viejo Childrens Hospital
Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center Fountain Valley Acute Care Hospital
Global Care Surgery Center Westminster Ambulatory Surgical Center
Kaiser Permanente West Los Angeles Medical Center Los Angeles Acute Care Hospital
Lakewood Regional Medical Center Lakewood Acute Care Hospital
Antelope Valley Surgery Center Lancaster Ambulatory Surgical Center
Saint Joseph Hospital Orange Acute Care Hospital
Fountain Valley Regional Hospital and Medical Center Fountain Valley Acute Care Hospital
Monterey Park Outpatient Surgery Center Monterey Park Ambulatory Surgical Center
Parkside Surgical Institute Santa Monica Ambulatory Surgical Center
University of California Los Angeles Medical Center Los Angeles Acute Care Hospital
Garden Grove Outpatient Surgery Center Garden Grove Ambulatory Surgical Center
Shriners Hospitals for Children - Los Angeles Los Angeles Childrens Hospital
Pasadena Ambulatory Surgery Center Pasadena Ambulatory Surgical Center
Beach District Surgery Center Redondo Beach Ambulatory Surgical Center
Sph Irvine Irvine Ambulatory Surgical Center
Sherman Oaks Hospital Sherman Oaks Acute Care Hospital
Olive View-ucla Medical Center Sylmar Acute Care Hospital
Long Beach Surgical Institute Long Beach Ambulatory Surgical Center
Lido Surgical Institute Newport Beach Ambulatory Surgical Center
Newport Centre Outpatient Surgery Facilities Newport Beach Ambulatory Surgical Center
Coast Surgery Center Torrance Ambulatory Surgical Center
California Hospital Medical Center Los Angeles Acute Care Hospital
Mazzocco Ambulatory Surgical Center Van Nuys Ambulatory Surgical Center
Foothill Ranch Surgi-center Foothill Ranch Ambulatory Surgical Center
Anaheim Memorial Medical Center Anaheim Acute Care Hospital
Surgical Suite of Southern California Long Beach Ambulatory Surgical Center
Regional Valley Surgery Center Lancaster Ambulatory Surgical Center
Pacific Gastroenterology Endoscopy Center Mission Viejo GI Diagnostic Center
Coast Plaza Doctors Hospital Norwalk Acute Care Hospital
West Coast Surgery Center Los Alamitos Ambulatory Surgical Center
Sherman Way Surgical Center Reseda Ambulatory Surgical Center
Starpoint Health Irvine Ambulatory Surgical Center
Pacific Ambulatory Surgical Center Encino Ambulatory Surgical Center
Glendale Adventist Medical Center Glendale Acute Care Hospital
MD Surgical Solutions Sherman Oaks Ambulatory Surgical Center
Huntington Pointe Surgery Center Huntington Beach Ambulatory Surgical Center
Surgery Center of South Bay Torrance Ambulatory Surgical Center
Sunset Surgicenter Los Angeles Ambulatory Surgical Center
Saint Mary Medical Center Long Beach Acute Care Hospital
Fullerton Surgical Center Fullerton Ambulatory Surgical Center
Wardlow Surgery Center Long Beach Ambulatory Surgical Center
Mile Square Surgery Center Fountain Valley Ambulatory Surgical Center
Los Angeles Community Hospital Los Angeles Acute Care Hospital
Providence Holy Cross Medical Center Mission Hills Acute Care Hospital
South Bay Surgery Center Hermosa Beach Ambulatory Surgical Center
Four Seasons Surgery Centers of Anaheim Anaheim Ambulatory Surgical Center
Pacifica Outpatient Surgery Center Huntington Beach Ambulatory Surgical Center
Mid-wilshire Surgery Center Los Angeles Ambulatory Surgical Center
Ocean Surgey Center Torrance Ambulatory Surgical Center
Miller Children's Hospital Long Beach Childrens Hospital
Temple Community Hospital Los Angeles Acute Care Hospital
Burbank Outpatient Surgery Center Burbank Ambulatory Surgical Center
Saddleback Memorial Medical Center - Laguna Hills Laguna Hills Acute Care Hospital
Antelope Valley Hospital Lancaster Acute Care Hospital
Wilshire Surgicenter Beverly Hills Ambulatory Surgical Center
Advanced Surgical Partners Costa Mesa Ambulatory Surgical Center
Culver City Surgical Center Culver City Ambulatory Surgical Center
WMG Procedure Center Los Angeles Ambulatory Surgical Center
Pacific Surgery Center Burbank Ambulatory Surgical Center
The Advanced Surgical Institute Huntington Beach Ambulatory Surgical Center
Oceanview Ambulatory Surgery Center Laguna Beach Ambulatory Surgical Center
Encino-tarzana Regional Medical Center - Tarzana Tarzana Acute Care Hospital
Endoscopy Center of Santa Monica Los Angeles GI Diagnostic Center
Miracle Mile Medical Center Los Angeles Acute Care Hospital
Cedars-sinai Medical Center Los Angeles Acute Care Hospital
Newport Coast Surgery Center Newport Beach Ambulatory Surgical Center
East Valley Hospital Medical Center Glendora Acute Care Hospital
Glendale Endoscopy Center Glendale GI Diagnostic Center
Ocean Park Health Surgery Center Los Angeles Ambulatory Surgical Center
Pasadena Surgery Center Pasadena Ambulatory Surgical Center
Downey Surgery Center Downey Ambulatory Surgical Center
Sharp Surgery Center Torrance Ambulatory Surgical Center
La Palma Intercommunity Hospital La Palma Acute Care Hospital
Children's Hospital of Orange County Orange Childrens Hospital
Surgicare of La Veta Orange Ambulatory Surgical Center
Comprehensive Outpatient Surgery Center Beverly Hills Ambulatory Surgical Center
Torrance Surgery Center Torrance Ambulatory Surgical Center
Newport Avenue Surgery Institute Tustin Ambulatory Surgical Center
Cerritos Endoscopic Medical Center Cerritos GI Diagnostic Center
Huntington Outpatient Surgery Center Pasadena Ambulatory Surgical Center
United Surgery Medical Center Montebello Ambulatory Surgical Center
Venice Beach Surgical Center Los Angeles Ambulatory Surgical Center
Huntington Hospital Pasadena Acute Care Hospital
Surgery Center of Long Beach Long Beach Ambulatory Surgical Center
Colima Endoscopy Center Rowland Heights GI Diagnostic Center
Glendora Surgery Center Glendora Ambulatory Surgical Center
Boulevard Surgicenter Encino Ambulatory Surgical Center
Vista Surgical Center Orange Ambulatory Surgical Center
Mosaics Surgery Center Huntington Beach Ambulatory Surgical Center
Hoag Outpatient Surgery Center Newport Beach Ambulatory Surgical Center
Advanced Diagnostic and Surgical Center Alhambra Ambulatory Surgical Center
The Center for Ambulatory Surgical Treatment Los Angeles Ambulatory Surgical Center
Santa Monica Surgical Center Santa Monica Ambulatory Surgical Center
Summit Surgical Center Beverly Hills Ambulatory Surgical Center
Placentia-linda Hospital Placentia Acute Care Hospital
Chevy Chase Ambulatory Center Glendale Ambulatory Surgical Center
Coastal Surgery Center Huntington Beach Ambulatory Surgical Center
West Coast Center for Surgeries San Clemente Ambulatory Surgical Center
Msnbz Surgical Center Beverly Hills Ambulatory Surgical Center
Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center Pomona Acute Care Hospital
Specialty Surgical Center, Arcadia Arcadia Ambulatory Surgical Center
Newport Center for Special Surgery Newport Beach Ambulatory Surgical Center
Catalina Island Medical Center Avalon Critical Access (Rural) Hospital
Newport Bluffs Surgery Center Newport Beach Ambulatory Surgical Center
Linden Crest Surgery Center Beverly Hills Ambulatory Surgical Center
United Medical Endoscopy Center Lancaster GI Diagnostic Center
Casa Colina Surgery Center Pomona Ambulatory Surgical Center
Brand Surgical Institute Glendale Ambulatory Surgical Center
2001 Surgery Center Santa Monica Ambulatory Surgical Center
Newport Beach Surgery Center Newport Beach Ambulatory Surgical Center
Los Alamitos Surgery Center Los Alamitos Ambulatory Surgical Center
Long Beach Memorial Medical Center Long Beach Acute Care Hospital
Northridge Hospital Medical Center Northridge Acute Care Hospital
Orthopaedic Hospital Los Angeles Acute Care Hospital
Aalpha Surgical Center Culver City Ambulatory Surgical Center
Oc Regional Surgical Center Orange Ambulatory Surgical Center
Diamond Bar Surgery Center Diamond Bar Ambulatory Surgical Center
20th Street Surgery Center Santa Monica Ambulatory Surgical Center
Euclid Outpatient Surgery Center Fountain Valley Ambulatory Surgical Center
Lakeside Surgery Center Glendale Ambulatory Surgical Center
Lasky Clinic Surgical Center Beverly Hills Ambulatory Surgical Center
Encino Surgical Medical Center Encino Ambulatory Surgical Center
Ocean Park Surgical Center Venice Ambulatory Surgical Center
Citrus Valley Medical Center - Inter-community Campus Covina Acute Care Hospital
Eden Surgical Center Calabasas Ambulatory Surgical Center
Hallmark Surgical Center of Northridge Northridge Ambulatory Surgical Center
Pasadena Endoscopy Center Pasadena GI Diagnostic Center
Brotman Medical Center Culver City Acute Care Hospital
Downey Regional Medical Center Downey Acute Care Hospital
Huntington Beach Hospital Huntington Beach Acute Care Hospital
Newport Bay Surgery Center Newport Beach Ambulatory Surgical Center
Laguna Niguel Surgery Center Laguna Niguel Ambulatory Surgical Center
Roxbury Surgery Center Beverly Hills Ambulatory Surgical Center
Garfield Medical Center Monterey Park Acute Care Hospital
Beverly Hills Endoscopy Beverly Hills GI Diagnostic Center
Specialty Surgical Center of Irvine Irvine Ambulatory Surgical Center
Presbyterian Intercommunity Hospital Whittier Acute Care Hospital
Valley Digestive Health Center Arcadia GI Diagnostic Center
Orange Coast Surgical Center Newport Beach Ambulatory Surgical Center
Harbor-university of California Los Angeles Medical Center Torrance Acute Care Hospital
Pacific Surgery Center of Santa Monica Santa Monica Ambulatory Surgical Center
Newport Crest Surgical Center Newport Beach Ambulatory Surgical Center
Pasadena Advanced Surgery Institute Pasadena Ambulatory Surgical Center
Alhambra Hospital Medical Center Alhambra Acute Care Hospital
Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center Burbank Acute Care Hospital
Downey Surgical Clinic Downey Ambulatory Surgical Center
Methodist Hospital Arcadia Acute Care Hospital
Community Hospital of Gardena Gardena Acute Care Hospital
Plaza Surgical Medical Center Monterey Park Ambulatory Surgical Center
Birch Outpatient Surgery Center Newport Beach Ambulatory Surgical Center
Arcadia Outpatient Surgery Arcadia Ambulatory Surgical Center
Azusa Surgery Center Azusa Ambulatory Surgical Center
Main Street Specialty Surgery Center Orange Ambulatory Surgical Center
Valley Surgicenter Northridge Ambulatory Surgical Center
Hoag Hospital Newport Beach Ambulatory Surgical Center
Torrance Memorial Medical Center Torrance Acute Care Hospital
Spalding Outpatient Surgery Center Beverly Hills Ambulatory Surgical Center
Sherman Oaks Surgery Center Sherman Oaks Ambulatory Surgical Center
Oasis Surgery Center Palmdale Ambulatory Surgical Center
Kaiser Permanente Baldwin Park Medical Center Baldwin Park Acute Care Hospital
City of Angels Medical Center - Downtown Campus Los Angeles Acute Care Hospital
The Beverly Hills Center for Special Surgery Los Angeles Ambulatory Surgical Center
Charleville Surgicenter, A Medical Corp. Beverly Hills Ambulatory Surgical Center
Northridge Advanced Surgery Center Northridge Ambulatory Surgical Center
Mesa Surgicenter Fullerton Ambulatory Surgical Center
Saint Jude Medical Center Fullerton Acute Care Hospital
Sunset Ambulatory Surgical Center Los Angeles Ambulatory Surgical Center
Brea Surgical Center Brea Ambulatory Surgical Center
San Gabriel Valley Surgical Center West Covina Ambulatory Surgical Center
La Peer Surgery Center Beverly Hills Ambulatory Surgical Center
California Specialty Surgery Cneter Mission Viejo Ambulatory Surgical Center
Providence Holy Cross Surgery Center Mission Hills Ambulatory Surgical Center
Specialty Surgical Center of Thousand Oaks Beverly Hills Ambulatory Surgical Center
Century City Doctors Hospital Los Angeles Acute Care Hospital
Orange County Institute of Gastroenterology and Endoscopy Mission Viejo GI Diagnostic Center
Newport Center Surgical Newport Beach Ambulatory Surgical Center
Saint Francis Medical Center Lynwood Acute Care Hospital
Daniel Freeman Memorial Hospital Inglewood Acute Care Hospital
Procedure Center of Irvine Irvine Ambulatory Surgical Center
Doheny Endosurgical Center Beverly Hills GI Diagnostic Center
Community Hospital of Huntington Park Huntington Park Acute Care Hospital
Surgical Institute of Garden Grove Garden Grove Ambulatory Surgical Center
Los Angeles Surgical Center Los Angeles Ambulatory Surgical Center
Motion Picture and Television Hospital Woodland Hills Acute Care Hospital
Agmg Endoscopy Center Anaheim GI Diagnostic Center
Robertson Surgical Center Beverly Hills Ambulatory Surgical Center
Encino-Tarzana Regional Medical Center - Encino Encino Acute Care Hospital
Beverly Hospital Montebello Acute Care Hospital
Childrens Hospital Los Angeles Los Angeles Childrens Hospital
M/S Surgery Center Lynwood Ambulatory Surgical Center
Congress Medical Surgery Center Pasadena Ambulatory Surgical Center
Kerlan-jobe Surgery Center Los Angeles Ambulatory Surgical Center
Santa Ana Outpatient Surgery Center Santa Ana Ambulatory Surgical Center
Whittier Hospital Medical Center Whittier Acute Care Hospital
Camden Surgery Center Beverly Hills Ambulatory Surgical Center
Los Alamitos Medical Center Los Alamitos Acute Care Hospital
Pacific Hills Surgery Center Laguna Hills Ambulatory Surgical Center
Memorial Hospital of Gardena Gardena Acute Care Hospital
Four Seasons Surgery Centers of Huntington Beach Huntington Beach Ambulatory Surgical Center
Saint John's Health Center Santa Monica Acute Care Hospital
Glendale Memorial Hospital and Health Center Glendale Acute Care Hospital
University of Southern California/Norris Comprehensize Care Los Angeles Acute Care Hospital
Marina Outpatient Surgery Center Marina Del Rey Ambulatory Surgical Center
Little Company of Mary Hospital - Torrance Torrance Acute Care Hospital
West Hills Hospital and Medical Center West Hills Acute Care Hospital
Tower Outpatient Surgey Center Los Angeles Ambulatory Surgical Center
Centinela Hospital Medical Center Inglewood Acute Care Hospital
Tri-city Regional Medical Center Hawaiian Gardens Acute Care Hospital
California Surgery Center West Hills Ambulatory Surgical Center
Mission Community Hospital - Panorama City Campus Panorama City Acute Care Hospital
Gastrointestinal Medical Center ASC Valencia GI Diagnostic Center
South Gate Ambulatory Surgical Center South Gate Ambulatory Surgical Center
Del Rey Surgery Center Marina Del Rey Ambulatory Surgical Center
University of California Irvine Medical Center Orange Acute Care Hospital
Pacific Ambulatory Surgery Center Alhambra Ambulatory Surgical Center
Valley Ambulatory Surgery Center Van Nuys Ambulatory Surgical Center
West Coast Outpatient Surgery Center Garden Grove Ambulatory Surgical Center
Rinaldi Surgery Center Mission Hills Ambulatory Surgical Center
Serra Community Medical Clinic Surgery Center Sun Valley Ambulatory Surgical Center
Sunset Surgical Center West Covina Ambulatory Surgical Center
Orangewood Surgical Center Orange Ambulatory Surgical Center
Nova Surgicenter Beverly Hills Ambulatory Surgical Center
Directed Interventional Surgery Center Santa Monica Ambulatory Surgical Center
Oakpark Surgery Center Pasadena Ambulatory Surgical Center
Anaheim General Hospital Anaheim Acute Care Hospital
Healthbridge Children's Hospital - Orange Orange Childrens Hospital
Santa Monica - University of California Los Angeles Santa Monica Acute Care Hospital
Centinela Valley Endoscopy Center Inglewood GI Diagnostic Center
Kaiser Permanente Bellflower Medical Center Bellflower Acute Care Hospital
Pacific Endoscopy and Surgery Center Fountain Valley Ambulatory Surgical Center
Broadway Surgical Institute Santa Monica Ambulatory Surgical Center
Glendora Digestive Disease Institute Glendora GI Diagnostic Center
Endoscopy Center at Skypark Torrance GI Diagnostic Center
Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center Los Angeles Acute Care Hospital
Westwood Surgery Center Los Angeles Ambulatory Surgical Center
Center for Outpatient Surgery Whittier Ambulatory Surgical Center
Reagan Street Surgery Center Los Alamitos Ambulatory Surgical Center
Irvine Multi Specialty Surgical Care Irvine Ambulatory Surgical Center
Sunflower Surgical Institute Costa Mesa Ambulatory Surgical Center
Westside Medical Center Los Angeles Ambulatory Surgical Center
Irvine Regional Hospital and Medical Center Irvine Acute Care Hospital
Kaiser Permanente Anaheim Medical Center Anaheim Acute Care Hospital
Crown Valley Surgery Center Mission Viejo Ambulatory Surgical Center
Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital Valencia Acute Care Hospital
The Oc Surgery Center Santa Ana Ambulatory Surgical Center
State of the Art Surgery Center Los Angeles Ambulatory Surgical Center
Barranca Surgery Center. Irvine Ambulatory Surgical Center
California Surgical Institute Brea Ambulatory Surgical Center
West Hills Surgical Center West Hills Ambulatory Surgical Center
Sampson Medical Corporation Montebello Ambulatory Surgical Center
College Hospital Costa Mesa Costa Mesa Acute Care Hospital
Manchester Surgical Pavillion Orange Ambulatory Surgical Center
Oak Tree ASC Pasadena Ambulatory Surgical Center
Valley Presbyterian Hospital Van Nuys Acute Care Hospital
Tarzana Surgery Center Tarzana Ambulatory Surgical Center
LE Surgical Los Angeles Ambulatory Surgical Center
Good Samaritan Hospital Los Angeles Acute Care Hospital
Mission Surgery Center Mission Viejo Ambulatory Surgical Center
Pacific Coast Surgical Center Torrance Ambulatory Surgical Center
City of Hope National Medical Center Duarte Acute Care Hospital
2121 Surgery Center Santa Monica Ambulatory Surgical Center
Top Surgeons West Hills Ambulatory Surgical Center
Valencia Surgical Center Valencia Ambulatory Surgical Center
Airport Endoscopy Center Los Angeles GI Diagnostic Center
USA Advanced Care Surgical Center Los Angeles Ambulatory Surgical Center
Century Surgery Los Angeles Ambulatory Surgical Center
Greater Long Beach Endoscopy Center Long Beach GI Diagnostic Center
Ocean Surgicenter Santa Monica Ambulatory Surgical Center
North Anaheim Surgicenter Anaheim Ambulatory Surgical Center
Time Surgical Facility Santa Ana Ambulatory Surgical Center
Studio City Surgical Center Studio City Ambulatory Surgical Center
Almont Ambulatory Surgery Center Beverly Hills Ambulatory Surgical Center
Citrus Valley Medical Center - Queen of the Valley West Covina Acute Care Hospital
North Orange County Surgery Center Anaheim Ambulatory Surgical Center
Westminster Surgery Center Westminster Ambulatory Surgical Center
Saint Vincent Medical Center Los Angeles Acute Care Hospital
Pasadena Surgery Center Pasadena Ambulatory Surgical Center
Buena Vista Surgery Center Burbank Ambulatory Surgical Center
Pacific Endo-surgical Center Torrance GI Diagnostic Center
Community Hospital of Long Beach Long Beach Acute Care Hospital
Kaiser Permanente Panorama City Medical Center Panorama City Acute Care Hospital
Pacific Alliance Medical Center Los Angeles Acute Care Hospital
Foothill Gateway Surgery Center Lake Forest Ambulatory Surgical Center
International Surgical Institute Beverly Hills Ambulatory Surgical Center
Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian Newport Beach Acute Care Hospital
Huntington Surgery Center Huntington Beach Ambulatory Surgical Center
Western Medical Center Santa Ana Santa Ana Acute Care Hospital
Four Seasons Surgery Centers of Encino Encino Ambulatory Surgical Center
Peninsula Outpatient Surgery Center San Pedro Ambulatory Surgical Center
Suburban Medical Center Paramount Acute Care Hospital
Little Company of Mary Hospital - San Pedro San Pedro Acute Care Hospital
Palmdale Lancaster Surgery Center Lancaster Ambulatory Surgical Center
Saddleback Memorial Medical Center - San Clemente San Clemente Acute Care Hospital
Beverly Hills Surgery and Medical Center Lynwood Ambulatory Surgical Center
Third Street Surgery Center Los Angeles Ambulatory Surgical Center
Antelope Valley Surgical Institute Lancaster Ambulatory Surgical Center
Los Angeles Endoscopy Center Los Angeles GI Diagnostic Center
Brentwood Surgery Center Los Angeles Ambulatory Surgical Center
Memorialcare Surgical Center at Saddleback Laguna Hills Ambulatory Surgical Center
San Dimas Community Hospital San Dimas Acute Care Hospital
South Coast Medical Center Laguna Beach Acute Care Hospital
Endoscopy Center of Southern California Santa Monica GI Diagnostic Center
Downtown La Ambulatory Surgical Center Los Angeles Ambulatory Surgical Center
Foothill Ranch Surgery and Medical Center Foothill Ranch Ambulatory Surgical Center
Foothill Presbyterian Hospital Glendora Acute Care Hospital
Westside Multispecialty Surgery Center Los Angeles Ambulatory Surgical Center
West Wilshire Medical Surgical Center Los Angeles Ambulatory Surgical Center
Whittier Outpatient Surgery Center Whittier Ambulatory Surgical Center
Southern California Surgery Center Huntington Park 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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