New York, NY Colonoscopy Cost Comparison

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A Colonoscopy in New York costs $1,855 on average when you take the median of the 318 medical providers who perform Colonoscopy procedures in New York, NY. There are 1 different types of Colonoscopy provided in New York, 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 New York 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 New York, NY

Facility City Type
Melville Surgery Center Melville Ambulatory Surgical Center
Ap Surgery Center Edison Ambulatory Surgical Center
Saint John's Episcopal Hospital South Shore Far Rockaway Acute Care Hospital
Metropolitan Surgical Institute South Amboy Ambulatory Surgical Center
Beth Israel Amb Surg Cent Brooklyn Division Brooklyn Ambulatory Surgical Center
Saint Barnabas Hospital Bronx Acute Care Hospital
South Shore Ambulatory Surgery Center Lynbrook Ambulatory Surgical Center
University Surgicenter East Brunswick Ambulatory Surgical Center
Morristown Memorial Hospital Morristown Acute Care Hospital
Peconic Bay Medical Center Riverhead Acute Care Hospital
Endo Surgical Center of North Jersey Clifton GI Diagnostic Center
Saint Peter's University Hospital New Brunswick Acute Care Hospital
Bergen Gastroenterology Emerson GI Diagnostic Center
Clara Maass Medical Center Belleville Acute Care Hospital
Boulevard Surgical Center Long Island City Ambulatory Surgical Center
Bergen Ambulatory Surgery Center Saddle Brook Ambulatory Surgical Center
Affiliated Ambulatory Surgery Morristown Ambulatory Surgical Center
Suburban Endoscopy Center Verona GI Diagnostic Center
Bergen Regional Medical Center Paramus Acute Care Hospital
Gregory Surgical Services Jersey City Ambulatory Surgical Center
Florham Park Endoscopy Center Florham Park GI Diagnostic Center
Ironbound Endosurgical Center Newark GI Diagnostic Center
Brookhaven Memorial Hospital Medical Center East Patchogue Acute Care Hospital
White Plains Hospital Center White Plains Acute Care Hospital
The Ambulatory Surgery Center of Westchester Mt Kisco Ambulatory Surgical Center
Usdk Medical Rockville Centre Ambulatory Surgical Center
Ocean Medical Center Brick Acute Care Hospital
Manhattan Office Endoscopy New York GI Diagnostic Center
Old Hook Medical Surgicenter Emerson Ambulatory Surgical Center
Lenox Hill Hospital New York Acute Care Hospital
New York GICenter Bronx GI Diagnostic Center
Saddle River Valley Surgical Center Paramus Ambulatory Surgical Center
East Orange General Hospital East Orange Acute Care Hospital
Fort Washington Center New York Ambulatory Surgical Center
Center for Surgical Specialties Rutherford Ambulatory Surgical Center
Lutheran Healthcare Brooklyn Acute Care Hospital
Passaic Beth Israel Regional Medical Center Passaic Acute Care Hospital
North Jersey Center for Surgery Newton Ambulatory Surgical Center
Raritan Bay Medical Center - Perth Amboy Perth Amboy Acute Care Hospital
60 East End Office Endoscopy New York GI Diagnostic Center
Essex Surgical Arts Surgery Center Belleville Ambulatory Surgical Center
Saint James Hospital Newark Acute Care Hospital
Fifth Avenue Surgery Center New York Ambulatory Surgical Center
Ambulatory Sugical Center of Union County Union Ambulatory Surgical Center
Huntington Hospital Huntington Acute Care Hospital
Newton Memorial Hospital Newton Acute Care Hospital
Glen Cove Hospital Glen Cove Acute Care Hospital
Westchester Ambulatory Surgery Center White Plains Ambulatory Surgical Center
New York Westchester Square Medical Center Bronx Acute Care Hospital
Manhattan Colorectal Surgical Unit New York GI Diagnostic Center
Staten Island University Hospital - North Site Staten Island Acute Care Hospital
Hudson Terrace Medical Englewood Cliffs Ambulatory Surgical Center
Northeast Surgical Mount Kisco Ambulatory Surgical Center
Fifth Avenue Surgery New York Ambulatory Surgical Center
Meadowlands Hospital Medical Center Secaucus Acute Care Hospital
Seashore Surgical Institute Brick Ambulatory Surgical Center
Ambulatory Surgical Center of New Jersey Edison Ambulatory Surgical Center
Gold Ambulatory Surgery Center Great Neck Ambulatory Surgical Center
Suffolk Surgery Center Shirley Ambulatory Surgical Center
Southampton Hospital Southampton Acute Care Hospital
Ambulatory Surgery Center of Greater New York Bronx Ambulatory Surgical Center
Synergy First Medical Brooklyn Ambulatory Surgical Center
Andrew Jacono Center Great Neck Ambulatory Surgical Center
Chilton Memorial Hospital Pompton Plains Acute Care Hospital
Englewood Hospital and Medical Center Englewood Acute Care Hospital
Metropolitan Surgery Center Hackensack Ambulatory Surgical Center
Clifton Surgery Center Clifton Ambulatory Surgical Center
Hillside Surgicare Jamaica Ambulatory Surgical Center
Our Lady of Mercy Medical Center Bronx Acute Care Hospital
Austin Medical Obs Forest Hills GI Diagnostic Center
Glen Ridge Surgi Center Glen Ridge Ambulatory Surgical Center
Ambulatory Surgery Center Livingston Ambulatory Surgical Center
Ambulatory Surgical Center of Old Bridge Old Bridge Ambulatory Surgical Center
Brooklyn Endoscopy and Ambulatory Surgery Center Brooklyn Ambulatory Surgical Center
Day Op of North Nassau Great Neck Ambulatory Surgical Center
Surgical Center at Cedar Knolls Cedar Knolls Ambulatory Surgical Center
Hunterdon Center for Surgery Flemington Ambulatory Surgical Center
Ambulatory Center of Excellence In Surgery Bloomfield Ambulatory Surgical Center
Prohealth Ambulatory Surgery Center New Hyde Park Ambulatory Surgical Center
Forest Hills Hospital Forest Hills Acute Care Hospital
Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital New Brunswick Acute Care Hospital
Garden State Ambulatory Surgery Center Toms River Ambulatory Surgical Center
Advanced Surgical Arts Facility Staten Island Ambulatory Surgical Center
Bronx-lebanon Hospital Center - Fulton Division Bronx Acute Care Hospital
Beth Israel Medical Center - Petrie Division New York Acute Care Hospital
Queens Surgi-center Glendale Ambulatory Surgical Center
Park Avenue Endoscopy New York GI Diagnostic Center
Bayonne Medical Center Bayonne Acute Care Hospital
Trinitas Hospital Elizabeth Acute Care Hospital
Saint Francis Hospital Roslyn Acute Care Hospital
Franklin Hospital Valley Stream Acute Care Hospital
Paramus Surgical Center Paramus Ambulatory Surgical Center
Jersey City Medical Center Jersey City Acute Care Hospital
Oak Tree Surgery Center Edison Ambulatory Surgical Center
Progressive Surgery Center Farmingdale Ambulatory Surgical Center
Atrium Surgery Center Mine Hill Ambulatory Surgical Center
Stoneleigh Medical Endoscopy Obs Carmel GI Diagnostic Center
Union Hospital Union Acute Care Hospital
Blythedale Children's Hospital Valhalla Childrens Hospital
Center for Special Surgery Wall Township Ambulatory Surgical Center
James Street Surgical Suite Morristown Ambulatory Surgical Center
Christ Hospital Jersey City Acute Care Hospital
Fifth Avenue Medical Operatory New York Ambulatory Surgical Center
Southside Hospital Bay Shore Acute Care Hospital
Flushing Hospital Medical Center Flushing Acute Care Hospital
Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital at Rahway Rahway Acute Care Hospital
Putnam Hospital Center Carmel Acute Care Hospital
Coney Island Hospital Brooklyn Acute Care Hospital
Atlantic Surgery Center Long Branch Ambulatory Surgical Center
Nyack Hospital Nyack Acute Care Hospital
Rockland Ambulatory Surgery Pearl River Ambulatory Surgical Center
Market Street Surgical Center Saddle Brook Ambulatory Surgical Center
Vijay Arya Gastroenterology Middle Village GI Diagnostic Center
The Gastro Surgical Center of Nj Mountainside GI Diagnostic Center
Garden City Plaza Office Based Surgery Garden City Ambulatory Surgical Center
Linden Surgical Center Linden Ambulatory Surgical Center
Richmond Ambulatory Surgical Facility Staten Island Ambulatory Surgical Center
Karpinski Ambulatory Surgery Unit New York Ambulatory Surgical Center
Ksc Or Services Huntington Ambulatory Surgical Center
2116 Kings Highway GI Brooklyn Ambulatory Surgical Center
Roxbury Open MRI and Surgical Center Succasunna Ambulatory Surgical Center
Pascack Valley Hospital Westwood Acute Care Hospital
North Fullerton Surgery Center Montclair Ambulatory Surgical Center
Elmhurst Hospital Center Elmhurst Acute Care Hospital
Northfield Surgical Center West Orange Ambulatory Surgical Center
Center for Special Procedures Lakewood Ambulatory Surgical Center
Palisades Medical Center North Bergen Acute Care Hospital
Metropolitan Hospital Center New York Acute Care Hospital
Saint Mary's Hospital Passaic Acute Care Hospital
South Nassau Communities Hospital Oceanside Acute Care Hospital
The Reed Center New York Ambulatory Surgical Center
Ocean Surgical Pavilion Oakhurst Ambulatory Surgical Center
Jelksmedical New York Ambulatory Surgical Center
Somerset Surgical Center Bridgewater Ambulatory Surgical Center
University Hospital of Brooklyn Brooklyn Acute Care Hospital
The Endoscopy Center of Red Bank Red Bank GI Diagnostic Center
St. Vincent's Staten Island Surgery Services Staten Island Ambulatory Surgical Center
Community Hospital at Dobbs Ferry Dobbs Ferry Acute Care Hospital
Pilgrim Medical Center Montclair Ambulatory Surgical Center
New York Methodist Hospital Brooklyn Acute Care Hospital
Advanced Surgical Arts Center Edison Ambulatory Surgical Center
Digestive Health Center of Huntington Huntington GI Diagnostic Center
Upper East Side Surgical New York Ambulatory Surgical Center
Garden State Surgical Center Fair Lawn Ambulatory Surgical Center
Northern Monmouth Regional Surgery Center Manalapan Ambulatory Surgical Center
All City Family Health Care Brooklyn Ambulatory Surgical Center
Westchester Medical Center Valhalla Acute Care Hospital
Unite Health Center New York Ambulatory Surgical Center
The Brooklyn Hospital Center Brooklyn Acute Care Hospital
Endo-surgi Center of Old Bridge Old Bridge Ambulatory Surgical Center
The Center for Ambulatory Surgery Mountainside Ambulatory Surgical Center
Memorial Sloan-kettering Cancer Center New York Acute Care Hospital
Hanover Endoscopy Center Whippany GI Diagnostic Center
Endo Surgi Center Union GI Diagnostic Center
New York-presbyterian Hospital/weill Cornell Medical New York Acute Care Hospital
Sea Oaks Surgery Center Little Egg Harbor Ambulatory Surgical Center
American Surgical Center of West Orange West Orange Ambulatory Surgical Center
Saint John's Riverside Hospital - Andrus Pavilion Yonkers Acute Care Hospital
Shrewsbury Surgery Center Shrewsbury Ambulatory Surgical Center
New Island Hospital Bethpage Acute Care Hospital
Ridgewood Ambulatory Surgery Center Ridgewood Ambulatory Surgical Center
Riverview Medical Center Red Bank Acute Care Hospital
County Line Endoscopy and Surgical Center North Bergen Ambulatory Surgical Center
Hackensack Endoscopy Center Hackensack GI Diagnostic Center
Toms River Surgery Center Toms River Ambulatory Surgical Center
Meadowbrook Endoscopy Center Westbury GI Diagnostic Center
Lawrence Hospital Center Bronxville Acute Care Hospital
Endosurgical Center of Central Nj East Brunswick GI Diagnostic Center
Hoboken University Medical Center Hoboken Acute Care Hospital
Ridgedale Surgery Center Cedar Knolls Ambulatory Surgical Center
Sound Shore Medical Center New Rochelle Acute Care Hospital
Prospect Street Obs Huntington GI Diagnostic Center
Saint Charles Hospital Port Jefferson Acute Care Hospital
Maimonides Medical Center Brooklyn Acute Care Hospital
Bey Lea Ambulatory Surgical Center Toms River Ambulatory Surgical Center
Surgery Center of Somerset Somerset Ambulatory Surgical Center
Greenville Hospital Jersey City Acute Care Hospital
Brook Plaza Ambulatory Surg Ctr Brooklyn Ambulatory Surgical Center
Centrastate Medical Center Freehold Acute Care Hospital
Maj Surgery Rye Ambulatory Surgical Center
Essex Surgery Center Hackensack Ambulatory Surgical Center
Manalapan Surgery Center Manalapan Ambulatory Surgical Center
Montvale Surgical Center Montvale Ambulatory Surgical Center
Advanced Endoscopy and Surgical Center Eatontown GI Diagnostic Center
Gupta Rockaway Obs Far Rockaway GI Diagnostic Center
Overlook Hospital Summit Acute Care Hospital
Ocean Parkway Endoscopy Obs Brooklyn GI Diagnostic Center
New York Hospital Queens Flushing Acute Care Hospital
Hunterdon Medical Center Flemington Acute Care Hospital
Surgicare Ambulatory Surgery Center of Ny Bronx Ambulatory Surgical Center
Murray Hill Care New York Ambulatory Surgical Center
Mount Vernon Hospital Mount Vernon Acute Care Hospital
Nassau University Medical Center East Meadow Acute Care Hospital
Eltra West Orange Ambulatory Surgical Center
University Hospital Newark Acute Care Hospital
North Jersey Surgery Center Englewood Cliffs Ambulatory Surgical Center
The Nguyen Center Stony Brook Ambulatory Surgical Center
Saint Mary's Ambulatory Surgery Center Palisades Park Ambulatory Surgical Center
Teaneck Gastroenterology Teaneck GI Diagnostic Center
Endoscopy Center of Ocean County Toms River GI Diagnostic Center
Long Island Jewish Medical Center New Hyde Park Acute Care Hospital
Kips Bay Endoscopy Center New York GI Diagnostic Center
Wayne Surgical Center Wayne Ambulatory Surgical Center
Physcian's Choice Surgicenter Howard Beach Ambulatory Surgical Center
Mountainside Hospital Montclair Acute Care Hospital
Garden State Endoscopy and Surgery Center Kenilworth GI Diagnostic Center
Surgicare of Oradell Oradell Ambulatory Surgical Center
Endoscopic Diagnostic and Treatment Center Brooklyn GI Diagnostic Center
The Valley Hospital Ridgewood Acute Care Hospital
Montefiore Medical Center - Moses Division Hospital Bronx Acute Care Hospital
Nj Gastro and Endoscopy Ce Wayne GI Diagnostic Center
Central Jersey Ambulatory Surgical Center Hillsborough Ambulatory Surgical Center
Manhattan East Endoscopy New York GI Diagnostic Center
Essex Endoscopy Center of Nj Newark GI Diagnostic Center
Franklin Surgical Center Basking Ridge Ambulatory Surgical Center
Jfk Medical Center Edison Acute Care Hospital
Bayshore Community Hospital Holmdel Acute Care Hospital
Newark Beth Israel Medical Center Newark Acute Care Hospital
Lakewood Surgery Center Lakewood Ambulatory Surgical Center
Day-op Center of Long Island Mineola Ambulatory Surgical Center
Richmond Ambulatory Services Staten Island Ambulatory Surgical Center
Central Jersey Surgery Center. Eatontown Ambulatory Surgical Center
Wyckoff Heights Medical Center Brooklyn Acute Care Hospital
Long Island Center for Digestive Health Garden City GI Diagnostic Center
Kings County Hospital Center Brooklyn Acute Care Hospital
Saint Luke's-roosevelt Hospital Center - Saint Lukes New York Acute Care Hospital
Stonybrook Surigcal Assoicates Stonybrook Ambulatory Surgical Center
Mediplex Surgery Center Edison Ambulatory Surgical Center
Long Island Endoscopy Center Setauket GI Diagnostic Center
Moshenyat's Gastroenterology O.b.s. Brooklyn GI Diagnostic Center
Monmouth Surgi Center Red Bank Ambulatory Surgical Center
North Shore Surgi-center Smithtown Ambulatory Surgical Center
Sheepshead Bay Surgery Center Brooklyn Ambulatory Surgical Center
Hudson Valley Hospital Center Cortlandt Manor Acute Care Hospital
Advanced Endoscopy Center Bronx GI Diagnostic Center
Gramercy Surgery Center New York Ambulatory Surgical Center
Ramapo Valley Surgical Center Ramsey Ambulatory Surgical Center
Mercy Medical Center Rockville Centre Acute Care Hospital
Premier Endoscopy Clifton GI Diagnostic Center
Synergy Medical New York Ambulatory Surgical Center
The Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center Brooklyn Acute Care Hospital
Ambulatory Surgery Center of East Tremont Medical Center Bronx Ambulatory Surgical Center
Saint Clare's Hospital - Sussex Sussex Acute Care Hospital
Park Avenue Ambulatory Surgery New York Ambulatory Surgical Center
Parkmed New York Ambulatory Surgical Center
Weissman Endoscopy Obs Brooklyn GI Diagnostic Center
Sheepshead Bay Endoscopy Brooklyn GI Diagnostic Center
Loewenstein Endoscopy Ofiices Long Beach GI Diagnostic Center
Holy Name Hospital Teaneck Acute Care Hospital
NYU Langone Medical Center New York Acute Care Hospital
Surgical Center at Millburn Millburn Ambulatory Surgical Center
Saint Michael's Medical Center Newark Acute Care Hospital
North Central Bronx Hospital Bronx Acute Care Hospital
Hackensack Surgery Center Hackensack Ambulatory Surgical Center
Long Island College Hospital Brooklyn Acute Care Hospital
Queens Hospital Center Jamaica Acute Care Hospital
Endoscopic Ambulatory Specialty Center of Bay Ridge Brooklyn GI Diagnostic Center
Sdk Medical Great Neck Ambulatory Surgical Center
Morristown Surgical Ctr. @ Madison Ave. Morristown GI Diagnostic Center
Surgicenter Toms River Ambulatory Surgical Center
Monmouth Medical Center Long Branch Acute Care Hospital
Bellevue Hospital Center New York Acute Care Hospital
Accredited Endoscopy Services Obs New Hyde Park GI Diagnostic Center
Jacobi Medical Center Bronx Acute Care Hospital
North Jersey Ambulatory Surgery Center Hackensack Ambulatory Surgical Center
Middlesex Surgery Center Edison Ambulatory Surgical Center
Stony Brook University Medical Center Stony Brook Acute Care Hospital
Surgicare of Englewood Cliffs Englewood Cliffs Ambulatory Surgical Center
Ambulatory Center for Endoscopy North Bergen GI Diagnostic Center
New York Community Hospital Brooklyn Acute Care Hospital
Community Medical Center Toms River Acute Care Hospital
The Mount Sinai Hospital New York Acute Care Hospital
Southern Ocean County Hospital Manahawkin Acute Care Hospital
Cares Ambulatory Surgery Services New Brunswick Ambulatory Surgical Center
Saint Joseph's Regional Medical Center Paterson Acute Care Hospital
Rockefeller University Hospital New York Acute Care Hospital
S S C and Z Endoscopy Center Fort Lee GI Diagnostic Center
Shore Outpatient Surgicenter Lakewood Ambulatory Surgical Center
Phelps Memorial Hospital Center Sleepy Hollow Acute Care Hospital
Somerset Medical Center Somerville Acute Care Hospital
Interfaith Medical Center Brooklyn Acute Care Hospital
Hackensack University Medical Center Hackensack Acute Care Hospital
Jersey Shore University Medical Center Neptune Acute Care Hospital
John T. Mather Memorial Hospital Port Jefferson Acute Care Hospital
Saint Joseph's Wayne Hospital Wayne Acute Care Hospital
Endoscopy Obs at Hmg Huntington Station GI Diagnostic Center
Gastroenterology Diagnostics of Northern New Jersey West Paterson GI Diagnostic Center
A Center for Advanced Surgery Paramus Ambulatory Surgical Center
Northern Westchester Hospital Mount Kisco Acute Care Hospital
Ocean Endosurgery Center Toms River GI Diagnostic Center
Harlem Hospital Center New York Acute Care Hospital
Hudson Crossing Surgery Center Fort Lee Ambulatory Surgical Center
Columbus Hospital Newark Acute Care Hospital
Saint Joseph's Medical Center Yonkers Acute Care Hospital
Short Hills Surgery Center Millburn Ambulatory Surgical Center
Saint Barnabas Medical Center Livingston Acute Care Hospital
Saint Clare's Hospital - Denville Denville Acute Care Hospital
Endoscopy Center of Bergen County Paramus GI Diagnostic Center
Jamaica Hospital Medical Center Jamaica Acute Care Hospital
Summit Medical Group Ambulatory Surgery Center Berkeley Heights Ambulatory Surgical Center
Endoscopy Center of Long Island Garden City GI Diagnostic Center
New York Downtown Hospital New York Acute Care Hospital
Winthrop-university Hospital Mineola Acute Care Hospital
Somerset Ambulatory Surgical Center Somerville Ambulatory Surgical Center
Eastern Long Island Hospital Greenport Acute Care Hospital
North Shore University Hospital Manhasset Acute Care Hospital
Good Samaritan Hospital Suffern Acute Care Hospital
Ambulatory Surgery Center of Brooklyn Brooklyn Ambulatory Surgical Center
Children's Specialized Hospital Mountainside Mountainside Childrens Hospital
Bergen Passaic Ambulatory Surgery Center Clifton Ambulatory Surgical Center
May Street Surgi Center Edison Ambulatory Surgical Center
Roseland Ambulatory Surgery Center Roseland Ambulatory Surgical Center
Palisade Surgery Center Fort Lee Ambulatory Surgical Center
Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center West Islip Acute Care Hospital
Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center Brooklyn Acute Care Hospital
Kimball Medical Center Lakewood Acute Care Hospital
Plainview Hospital Plainview Acute Care Hospital
Edison Surgical Center Edison 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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