Boston, MA Colonoscopy Cost Comparison

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A Colonoscopy in Boston costs $2,345 on average when you take the median of the 60 medical providers who perform Colonoscopy procedures in Boston, MA. There are 1 different types of Colonoscopy provided in Boston, 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 Boston 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 Boston, MA

Facility City Type
Winchester Hospital Winchester Acute Care Hospital
Nashoba Valley Medical Center Ayer Acute Care Hospital
Andover Surgery Center Andover Ambulatory Surgical Center
Jordan Hospital Plymouth Acute Care Hospital
Caritas Saint Elizabeth's Medical Boston Acute Care Hospital
Mount Auburn Hospital Cambridge Acute Care Hospital
South Shore Hospital South Weymouth Acute Care Hospital
New England Baptist Hospital Boston Acute Care Hospital
Boston Medical Center Boston Acute Care Hospital
Faulkner Hospital Boston Acute Care Hospital
Weymouth Endoscopy South Weymouth GI Diagnostic Center
Parkland Medical Center Derry Acute Care Hospital
New England Ambulatory Surgicenter Cambridge Ambulatory Surgical Center
Merrimack Valley Hospital Haverhill Acute Care Hospital
Charles River Endoscopy Framingham GI Diagnostic Center
Massachusetts General Hospital Boston Acute Care Hospital
Melrose Wakefield Hospital Melrose Acute Care Hospital
Eastern Massachusetts Surgery Center Norwood Ambulatory Surgical Center
Milton Hospital Milton Acute Care Hospital
Frisbie Memorial Hospital Rochester Acute Care Hospital
Commonwealth Endoscopy Center West Bridgewater GI Diagnostic Center
Middlesex Endoscopy Center Acton GI Diagnostic Center
Anna Jaques Hospital Newburyport Acute Care Hospital
Marlborough Hospital Marlborough Acute Care Hospital
Lowell General Hospital Lowell Acute Care Hospital
Brockton Hospital Brockton Acute Care Hospital
Northeast Endoscopy Center Lowell GI Diagnostic Center
Tufts-new England Medical Center Boston Acute Care Hospital
Metrowest Medical Center - Framingham Union Hospital Framingham Acute Care Hospital
Caritas Norwood Hospital Norwood Acute Care Hospital
Merrimack Valley Endoscopy Center Haverhill GI Diagnostic Center
Emerson Hospital Concord Acute Care Hospital
Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital - Needham Needham Acute Care Hospital
Franciscan Hospital for Children Boston Childrens Hospital
Caritas Good Samaritan Medical Center Brockton Acute Care Hospital
Boston Endoscopy Center Wellesley Hills GI Diagnostic Center
Beverly Hospital Beverly Acute Care Hospital
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Boston Acute Care Hospital
South Shore Endoscopy Center Braintree GI Diagnostic Center
Salem Surgery Center Salem Ambulatory Surgical Center
NSMC Union Hospital Lynn Acute Care Hospital
Boston Out-patient Surgical Suites Waltham Ambulatory Surgical Center
Caritas Holy Family Hospital Methuen Acute Care Hospital
Lahey Clinic Medical Center Burlington Acute Care Hospital
Wentworth-douglass Hospital Dover Acute Care Hospital
Northeast Ambulatory Center Stoneham Ambulatory Surgical Center
Quincy Medical Center Quincy Acute Care Hospital
Saints Medical Center Lowell Acute Care Hospital
Barrington Surgical Care Barrington Ambulatory Surgical Center
Newton-Wellesley Hospital Newton Acute Care Hospital
The Endoscopy Center of Southeast Mass Brockton GI Diagnostic Center
The Endoscopy Cente of Brookline Boston GI Diagnostic Center
Northeast Surgical Care Newington Ambulatory Surgical Center
Caritas Carney Hospital Dorchester Acute Care Hospital
Brigham and Women's Hospital Boston Acute Care Hospital
Derry Surgery Center Derry Ambulatory Surgical Center
Exeter Hospital Exeter Acute Care Hospital
The Cambridge Hospital Cambridge Acute Care Hospital
Portsmouth Regional Hospital Portsmouth Acute Care Hospital
Lawrence General Hospital Lawrence 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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