Charlotte, NC Colonoscopy Cost Comparison

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A Colonoscopy in Charlotte costs $1,717 on average when you take the median of the 26 medical providers who perform Colonoscopy procedures in Charlotte, NC. There are 1 different types of Colonoscopy provided in Charlotte, 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 Charlotte 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 $1,050 - $3,400 Free Quote

Compare Colonoscopy Providers in Charlotte, NC

Facility City Type
Gateway Surgery Center Concord Ambulatory Surgical Center
Carolina Endoscopy Center- University Charlotte GI Diagnostic Center
Southpark Surgery Center Charlotte Ambulatory Surgical Center
Presbyterian Hospital Matthews Matthews Acute Care Hospital
Carolinas Medical Center - Mercy Charlotte Acute Care Hospital
Carolinas Medical Center - Union Monroe Acute Care Hospital
Presbyterian Medical Plaza Ballantyne Charlotte Ambulatory Surgical Center
Carolinas Medical Center - Northeast Concord Acute Care Hospital
Carolina Center for Specialty Surgery Charlotte Ambulatory Surgical Center
Caromont Specialty Surgery Gastonia Ambulatory Surgical Center
Anson Community Hospital Wadesboro Acute Care Hospital
Piedmont Medical Center Rock Hill Acute Care Hospital
Sameday Surgery Center Charlotte Ambulatory Surgical Center
Carolina Surgical Center Rock Hill Ambulatory Surgical Center
Carolinas Medical Center Charlotte Acute Care Hospital
Presbyterian Hospital Huntersville Huntersville Acute Care Hospital
Charlotte Surgery Center Charlotte Ambulatory Surgical Center
Carolinas Gastroenterology Center - Ballantyne Charlotte GI Diagnostic Center
Carolina Endoscopy Center -monroe Monroe GI Diagnostic Center
Carolinas Medical Center - University Charlotte Acute Care Hospital
Presbyterian Surgery Center Monroe Monroe Ambulatory Surgical Center
Gaston Memorial Hospital Gastonia Acute Care Hospital
Presbyterian Hospital Charlotte Acute Care Hospital
Cabarrus Gastroenterology, Northeast Digestive Health Center Concord GI Diagnostic Center
Carolina Endoscopy Center -pineville Charlotte GI Diagnostic Center
Presbyterian Endoscopy Center at Huntersville Huntersville GI Diagnostic 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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