Cincinnati, OH Colonoscopy Cost Comparison

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A Colonoscopy in Cincinnati costs $1,722 on average when you take the median of the 39 medical providers who perform Colonoscopy procedures in Cincinnati, OH. There are 1 different types of Colonoscopy provided in Cincinnati, 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 Cincinnati 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 Cincinnati, OH

Facility City Type
Fort Hamilton Hospital Hamilton Acute Care Hospital
Bethesda North Hospital Cincinnati Acute Care Hospital
Mercy Hospital Mount Airy Cincinnati Acute Care Hospital
Greater Cincinnati Surgery Center Cincinnati Ambulatory Surgical Center
Mccullough-Hyde Memorial Hospital Oxford Acute Care Hospital
Endoscopy Center West Cincinnati GI Diagnostic Center
Brown County General Hospital Georgetown Acute Care Hospital
Mercy Anderson Ambulatory Surgery Center Cincinnati Ambulatory Surgical Center
Mercy Hospital Fairfield Fairfield Acute Care Hospital
Mercy Ambulatory Surgery Center Fairfield Ambulatory Surgical Center
Dearborn County Hospital Lawrenceburg Acute Care Hospital
Mercy Hospital Clermont Batavia Acute Care Hospital
The Surgery Center Edgewood Ambulatory Surgical Center
Saint Elizabeth Medical Center - South Unit Edgewood Acute Care Hospital
Jewish Hospital Cincinnati Acute Care Hospital
Westside Regional Medical Center Cincinnati Ambulatory Surgical Center
Middletown Surgery Center Franklin Ambulatory Surgical Center
Saint Elizabeth Medical Center - Grant County Unit Williamstown Critical Access (Rural) Hospital
University Hospital Cincinnati Acute Care Hospital
Christ Hospital Cincinnati Acute Care Hospital
University Endoscopy Center Cincinnati GI Diagnostic Center
Endoscopy Center North Cincinnati GI Diagnostic Center
Good Samaritan Hospital Cincinnati Acute Care Hospital
Butler County Surgical Center Hamilton Acute Care Hospital
Redbank Surgery Center Cincinnati Ambulatory Surgical Center
Digestive Endoscopy Center Springboro GI Diagnostic Center
Saint Luke Hospital West Florence Acute Care Hospital
Kenwood Surgery Center Cincinnati Ambulatory Surgical Center
Convalescent Hospital for Children Cincinnati Childrens Hospital
Saint Luke Hospital East Fort Thomas Acute Care Hospital
Deaconess Hospital Cincinnati Acute Care Hospital
Tri State Endoscopy Center Cincinnati GI Diagnostic Center
The GIEndoscopy Center Middletown GI Diagnostic Center
Southwest Ohio Ambulatory Surgery Center Middletown Ambulatory Surgical Center
Surgery Center of Cincinnati Cincinnati Ambulatory Surgical Center
Mercy Hospital Western Hills Cincinnati Acute Care Hospital
Journey Lite of Southern Ohio Cincinnati Ambulatory Surgical Center
Middletown Regional Hospital Middletown Acute Care Hospital
University Pointe Surgical Hospital West Chester 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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