San Diego, CA Colonoscopy Cost Comparison

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A Colonoscopy in San Diego costs $2,363 on average when you take the median of the 52 medical providers who perform Colonoscopy procedures in San Diego, CA. There are 1 different types of Colonoscopy provided in San Diego, 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 San Diego 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 San Diego, CA

Facility City Type
San Diego Outpatient Ambulatory Surgical Center San Diego Ambulatory Surgical Center
Sharp Memorial Hospital San Diego Acute Care Hospital
Eastlake Surgery Center Chula Vista Ambulatory Surgical Center
Center for Surgery of Encinitas Encinitas Ambulatory Surgical Center
Kaiser Permanente San Diego Medical Center/kaiser San Diego Acute Care Hospital
Sharp Grossmont Hospital La Mesa Acute Care Hospital
Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla La Jolla Acute Care Hospital
La Mesa Medical Surgical Center La Mesa Ambulatory Surgical Center
Pomerado Hospital Poway Acute Care Hospital
Sharp Chula Vista Medical Center Chula Vista Acute Care Hospital
San Diego Ambulatory Surgery Center San Diego Ambulatory Surgical Center
Pomerado Outpatient Surgical Center San Diego Ambulatory Surgical Center
Endoscopy Center of Chula Vista Chula Vista GI Diagnostic Center
La Jolla Endoscopy Center La Jolla GI Diagnostic Center
Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas Encinitas Acute Care Hospital
Sharp Mary Birch Hospital for Women San Diego Acute Care Hospital
University of California, San Diego Medical Center San Diego Acute Care Hospital
Grossmont Outpatient Surgical Center La Mesa Ambulatory Surgical Center
Carlsbad Surgery Center Carlsbad Ambulatory Surgical Center
Mission Valley Hegihts Surgery Center San Diego Ambulatory Surgical Center
The Center for Endoscopy Oceanside GI Diagnostic Center
Scripps USP Surgery Center Encinitas Ambulatory Surgical Center
Otay Lakes Surgery Center Chula Vista Ambulatory Surgical Center
Outpatient Surgery of Del Mar San Diego Ambulatory Surgical Center
North Coast Surgery Center Oceanside Ambulatory Surgical Center
Rady Children's Hospital - San Diego San Diego Childrens Hospital
Escondido Surgery Center San Diego Ambulatory Surgical Center
San Diego Endoscopy Center San Diego GI Diagnostic Center
Outpatient Surgery of Point Loma San Diego Ambulatory Surgical Center
Premiere Surgery Center Escondido Ambulatory Surgical Center
Elite Surgical Centers, Escondido Escondido Ambulatory Surgical Center
Palomar Surgical Center Escondido Ambulatory Surgical Center
Sk Clinic Surgical Center La Jolla Ambulatory Surgical Center
North Coast Center Encinitas Ambulatory Surgical Center
Scripps Clinic Ambulatory Surgery Center San Diego Ambulatory Surgical Center
Scripps Clinic Ambulatory Surgery Center San Diego Ambulatory Surgical Center
The Reservoir Physicans Surgery Center San Diego Ambulatory Surgical Center
Scripps Mercy Surgery Pavilion San Diego Ambulatory Surgical Center
Egl Ambulatory Surgery Center La Jolla Ambulatory Surgical Center
Fallbrook Hospital Fallbrook Acute Care Hospital
Euclid Endoscopy Center San Diego GI Diagnostic Center
Pacific Surgery Center Oceanside Ambulatory Surgical Center
Outpatient Care Surgery Center San Diego Ambulatory Surgical Center
Poway Surgery Center Poway Ambulatory Surgical Center
The Endoscopy Center Encinitas GI Diagnostic Center
Palomar Medical Center Escondido Acute Care Hospital
Sharp Coronado Hospital Coronado Acute Care Hospital
Scripps Green Hospital La Jolla Acute Care Hospital
Alvarado Hospital Medical Center San Diego Acute Care Hospital
Paradise Valley Hospital National City Acute Care Hospital
Ucsd Ambulatory Surgery Center San Diego Ambulatory Surgical Center
Scripps Mercy Hospital San Diego 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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