St. Louis, MO Colonoscopy Cost Comparison

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A Colonoscopy in St. Louis costs $1,630 on average when you take the median of the 77 medical providers who perform Colonoscopy procedures in St. Louis, MO. There are 1 different types of Colonoscopy provided in St. Louis, 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 St. Louis providers below you may be able to save money. Start shopping today and see what you can save!
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Colonoscopy Cost Average $975 - $3,200 Free Quote

Compare Colonoscopy Providers in St. Louis, MO

Facility City Type
The Surgical Center of St. Louis Bridgeton Ambulatory Surgical Center
Ssm Saint Joseph Health Center Saint Charles Acute Care Hospital
Saint Alexius Hospital - Broadway Campus Saint Louis Acute Care Hospital
Missouri Baptist Medical Center Saint Louis Acute Care Hospital
Des Peres Hospital Saint Louis Acute Care Hospital
South County Outpatient Surgery Center Saint Louis Ambulatory Surgical Center
The Surgery Center at St. Joseph Medical Park Saint Charles Ambulatory Surgical Center
Saint John's Mercy Hospital Washington Acute Care Hospital
Saint Joseph's Hospital Breese Acute Care Hospital
Tri-county Surgery Center Washington Ambulatory Surgical Center
Saint Louis Children's Hospital Saint Louis Childrens Hospital
Advanced Surgery Center Saint Louis Ambulatory Surgical Center
Bel Clair Surgical Center Belleville Ambulatory Surgical Center
Lincoln County Medical Center Troy Critical Access (Rural) Hospital
Sunset Hills Ambulatory Surgery Center Saint Louis Ambulatory Surgical Center
Mason Ridge Surgery Center Saint Louis Ambulatory Surgical Center
SSM Depaul Health Center Saint Louis Acute Care Hospital
Saint Anthony's Medical Center Saint Louis Acute Care Hospital
Barnes-jewish Saint Peters Hospital Saint Peters Acute Care Hospital
Greenville Regional Hospital Greenville Acute Care Hospital
Endoscopy Center of St. Louis Lake Saint Louis GI Diagnostic Center
Christian Hospital Saint Louis Acute Care Hospital
Edwardsville Ambulatory Surgery Center Glen Carbon Ambulatory Surgical Center
Gateway Regional Medical Center Granite City Acute Care Hospital
Saint Anthony's Hospital Alton Acute Care Hospital
Old Tesson Surgery Center Saint Louis Ambulatory Surgical Center
Ranken Jordan Maryland Heights Childrens Hospital
Memorial Hospital Belleville Acute Care Hospital
SSM Saint Joseph Health Center - Wentzville Wentzville Acute Care Hospital
Mid County Surgery Center Saint Louis Ambulatory Surgical Center
Jersey Community Hospital Jerseyville Acute Care Hospital
Twin Cities Surgery Center Festus Ambulatory Surgical Center
Anderson Hospital Maryville Acute Care Hospital
Mid- America Surgery Center Chesterfield Ambulatory Surgical Center
Washington Surgery Center Washington Ambulatory Surgical Center
Advanced Endoscopy Center Creve Coeur GI Diagnostic Center
Alton Memorial Hospital Alton Acute Care Hospital
Shriners Hospitals for Children - Saint Louis Saint Louis Childrens Hospital
Saint Alexius Hospital - Jefferson Campus Saint Louis Acute Care Hospital
Barnes-jewish West County Hospital Saint Louis Acute Care Hospital
Barnes-jewish Hospital Saint Louis Acute Care Hospital
Touchette Regional Hospital Centreville Acute Care Hospital
Webster Ambulatory Surgery Center Webster Groves Ambulatory Surgical Center
SSM Saint Joseph Hospital West Lake Saint Louis Acute Care Hospital
Manchester Surgery Center Des Peres Ambulatory Surgical Center
Mid Rivers Ambulatory Surgery Center Saint Peters Ambulatory Surgical Center
Belleville Surgical Center Belleville Ambulatory Surgical Center
Missouri Baptist Hospital - Sullivan Sullivan Acute Care Hospital
Saint John's Mercy Medical Center Saint Louis Acute Care Hospital
Jefferson Memorial Surgery Center Festus Ambulatory Surgical Center
Chesterfield Surgery Center Chesterfield Ambulatory Surgical Center
Advanced Ambulatory Surgical Care Creve Coeur Ambulatory Surgical Center
Saint Joseph's Hospital Highland Critical Access (Rural) Hospital
Saint Louis University Hospital Saint Louis Acute Care Hospital
St Peters Ambulatory Surgery Center Saint Peters Ambulatory Surgical Center
St. Louis Connectcare Endoscopy Center Saint Louis GI Diagnostic Center
Saint Luke's Hospital Chesterfield Acute Care Hospital
South County Surgical Center Saint Louis Ambulatory Surgical Center
Endoscopy Center of St. Louis Des Peres GI Diagnostic Center
Cardinal Glennon Pediatric Surgery Center Saint Louis Ambulatory Surgical Center
Riverside Ambulatory Surgery Center Florissant Ambulatory Surgical Center
St. Louis Surgical Center Creve Coeur Ambulatory Surgical Center
Washington County Memorial Hospital Potosi Critical Access (Rural) Hospital
Midwest Endoscopy Center Saint Louis GI Diagnostic Center
The Endoscopy and Colonoscopy Center Hazelwood GI Diagnostic Center
Kenneth Hall Regional Hospital East Saint Louis Acute Care Hospital
West County Surgical Center Creve Coeur Ambulatory Surgical Center
Olive Ambulatory Surgery Center Saint Louis Ambulatory Surgical Center
Alton Surgical Facility Alton Ambulatory Surgical Center
Forest Park Hospital Saint Louis Acute Care Hospital
City Place Surgery Center Creve Coeur Ambulatory Surgical Center
Community Memorial Hospital Staunton Critical Access (Rural) Hospital
Highland Ambulatory Surgical Center Highland Ambulatory Surgical Center
Saint Elizabeth's Hospital Belleville Acute Care Hospital
SSM Saint Mary's Health Center Richmond Heights Acute Care Hospital
Carlinville Area Hospital Carlinville Critical Access (Rural) Hospital
Timberlake Surgery Center Chesterfield 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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