Denver, CO Colonoscopy Cost Comparison

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A Colonoscopy in Denver costs $847 on average when you take the median of the 53 medical providers who perform Colonoscopy procedures in Denver, CO. There are 1 different types of Colonoscopy provided in Denver, 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 Denver 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 Denver, CO

Facility City Type
Rocky Mountain Surgery Center Englewood Ambulatory Surgical Center
Northwest Regional ASC Westminster Ambulatory Surgical Center
South Denver Endoscopy Center Englewood GI Diagnostic Center
Highline South Ambulatory Surgery Center Littleton Ambulatory Surgical Center
Exempla Saint Joseph Hospital Denver Acute Care Hospital
The Mohs Center Denver Ambulatory Surgical Center
Sky Ridge Surgical Center Lone Tree Ambulatory Surgical Center
Summit View Surgery Center Littleton Ambulatory Surgical Center
Dry Creek Surgery Center Englewood Ambulatory Surgical Center
Arapahoe Endoscopy Center Littleton GI Diagnostic Center
Clear Creek Surgery Center Wheat Ridge Ambulatory Surgical Center
Harvard Park Surgery Center Denver Ambulatory Surgical Center
Parker Adventist Hospital Parker Acute Care Hospital
Aurora Surgery Center Aurora Ambulatory Surgical Center
Crown Point Surgery Center Parker Ambulatory Surgical Center
Presbyterian/Saint Luke's Medical Center Denver Acute Care Hospital
The Surgery Center at Lone Tree Lone Tree Ambulatory Surgical Center
Lakewood Surgical Center Lakewood Ambulatory Surgical Center
Midtown Surgical Center Denver Ambulatory Surgical Center
Park Avenue Surgery Center Denver Ambulatory Surgical Center
The Surgery Center at Lutheran Wheat Ridge Ambulatory Surgical Center
Saint Anthony Central Hospital Denver Acute Care Hospital
Greenwood ASC Greenwood Village Ambulatory Surgical Center
North Suburban Medical Center Thornton Acute Care Hospital
Golden Surgery Center Golden Ambulatory Surgical Center
Park Meadows Outpatient Surgery Lone Tree Ambulatory Surgical Center
Denver Health Medical Center Denver Acute Care Hospital
Endoscopy Center at Porter Denver GI Diagnostic Center
Sky Ridge Medical Center Lone Tree Acute Care Hospital
Surgery Center of Colorado Littleton Ambulatory Surgical Center
Madison Street Surgery Ctr Denver Ambulatory Surgical Center
Denver Endocopy Center Denver GI Diagnostic Center
Rocky Mountain Endoscopy Centers Lakewood GI Diagnostic Center
Denver Health Services Denver Ambulatory Surgical Center
Yosemite Street Surgery Center Lone Tree Ambulatory Surgical Center
Lowry Surgery Center Denver Ambulatory Surgical Center
Porter Adventist Hospital Denver Acute Care Hospital
Asarch Surgery Center Englewood Ambulatory Surgical Center
Littleton Adventist Hospital Littleton Acute Care Hospital
Englewood Surgery Center Englewood Ambulatory Surgical Center
Saint Anthony North Hospital Westminster Acute Care Hospital
The Children's Hospital Denver Childrens Hospital
Centrum Surgical Center Greenwood Village Ambulatory Surgical Center
University of Colorado Hospital Aurora Acute Care Hospital
Rose Medical Center Denver Acute Care Hospital
The Surgery Center at Park Meadows Lone Tree Ambulatory Surgical Center
The Medical Center of Aurora Aurora Acute Care Hospital
Swedish Medical Center Englewood Acute Care Hospital
Ridge View Endoscopy Center Lone Tree GI Diagnostic Center
North Suburban Surgery Center Thornton Ambulatory Surgical Center
Littleton Day Surgery Center Littleton Ambulatory Surgical Center
Platte Valley Medical Center Brighton Acute Care Hospital
Exempla Lutheran Medical Center Wheat Ridge 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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