Portland, OR Colonoscopy Cost Comparison

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A Colonoscopy in Portland costs $1,960 on average when you take the median of the 37 medical providers who perform Colonoscopy procedures in Portland, OR. There are 1 different types of Colonoscopy provided in Portland, 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 Portland 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 $1,200 - $3,900 Free Quote

Compare Colonoscopy Providers in Portland, OR

Facility City Type
NGC Endoscopy Services Portland GI Diagnostic Center
Legacy Salmon Creek Hospital Vancouver Acute Care Hospital
Gresham Station Surgery Center Gresham Ambulatory Surgical Center
Lovejoy Surgicenter Portland Ambulatory Surgical Center
Providence Portland Medical Center Portland Acute Care Hospital
Oregon Outpatient Surgery Center Tigard Ambulatory Surgical Center
Pacific Digestive Endoscopy Center Clackamas GI Diagnostic Center
Futures Outpatient Surgical Center Portland Ambulatory Surgical Center
WHGI Endo Center Portland GI Diagnostic Center
Legacy Meridian Park Hospital Tualatin Acute Care Hospital
The Vancouver Clinic Endoscopy Center Vancouver GI Diagnostic Center
PeachHealth Southwest Regional Surgery Center Vancouver Ambulatory Surgical Center
Westside Surgery Center Tigard Ambulatory Surgical Center
Oregon Health and Science University Hospital Portland Acute Care Hospital
Mcminnville Surgical Center Mcminnville Ambulatory Surgical Center
Willamette Falls Hospital Oregon City Acute Care Hospital
Center for Specialty Surgery Portland Ambulatory Surgical Center
Providence Saint Vincent Medical Center Portland Acute Care Hospital
Portland Gastroenterology Endo Center Portland GI Diagnostic Center
Providence Milwaukie Hospital Milwaukie Acute Care Hospital
Legacy Emanuel Hospital and Health Center Portland Acute Care Hospital
Meridian Center for Surgical Excellence Tualatin Ambulatory Surgical Center
The Gastroenterology Endoscopy Center Tualatin GI Diagnostic Center
Tuality Community Hospital Hillsboro Acute Care Hospital
Kaiser Sunnyside Medical Center Clackamas Acute Care Hospital
The Portland Clinic Surgical Center Portland Ambulatory Surgical Center
Pearl Surgicenter Portland Ambulatory Surgical Center
The Gastroenterology Endoscopy Center Oregon City GI Diagnostic Center
Northwest ASC Portland Ambulatory Surgical Center
PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center Vancouver Acute Care Hospital
Legacy Good Samaritan Hospital and Medical Center Portland Acute Care Hospital
Cedar Hills Surgery Center Portland Ambulatory Surgical Center
East Portland Surgical Center Portland Ambulatory Surgical Center
Providence Newberg Hospital Newberg Acute Care Hospital
Legacy Mount Hood Medical Center Gresham Acute Care Hospital
Surgery Center at Tanasbourne Hillsboro Ambulatory Surgical Center
Adventist Medical Center Portland 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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