Seattle, WA Colonoscopy Cost Comparison

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A Colonoscopy in Seattle costs $2,024 on average when you take the median of the 71 medical providers who perform Colonoscopy procedures in Seattle, WA. There are 1 different types of Colonoscopy provided in Seattle, 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 Seattle 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 Seattle, WA

Facility City Type
Fremont Endoscopy Center Seattle GI Diagnostic Center
Virginia Mason Lynnwood ASC Lynnwood Ambulatory Surgical Center
Auburn Outpatient Surgery Center Auburn Ambulatory Surgical Center
Virginia Mason Issaquah ASC Issaquah Ambulatory Surgical Center
Cabrini Tower Ambulatory Surgery Center Seattle Ambulatory Surgical Center
Northwest Hospital and Medical Center Seattle Acute Care Hospital
Cascade Valley Arlington Surgery Center Arlington Ambulatory Surgical Center
Everett Bone and Joint Surgery Center Everett Ambulatory Surgical Center
Stevens Hospital Edmonds Acute Care Hospital
Snoqualmie Valley Hospital Snoqualmie Critical Access (Rural) Hospital
Swedish Medical Center / First Hill Campus Seattle Acute Care Hospital
Evergreen Hospital Medical Center Kirkland Acute Care Hospital
Cascade Surgery Center Auburn Ambulatory Surgical Center
Western Washington Endoscopy Centers Puyallup GI Diagnostic Center
Evergreen Surgical Center Kirkland Ambulatory Surgical Center
Digestive Health Network Endoscopy Center Federal Way GI Diagnostic Center
Mary Bridge Children's Hospital and Health Center Tacoma Childrens Hospital
Southwest Seattle Surgery Center Burien Ambulatory Surgical Center
Hillside Medical Surgery Puyallup Ambulatory Surgical Center
The Multispecialty Surgency Center Shoreline Ambulatory Surgical Center
Harborview Medical Center Seattle Acute Care Hospital
University of Washington Medical Center Seattle Acute Care Hospital
Evergreen Endoscopy Center Kirkland GI Diagnostic Center
Tacoma Endoscopy Center Tacoma GI Diagnostic Center
Overlake Hospital Medical Center Bellevue Acute Care Hospital
Cedar Medical Specialties Tacoma Ambulatory Surgical Center
Issaquah Surgery Center Issaquah Ambulatory Surgical Center
Bellevue Ambulatory Surgery Center Bellevue Ambulatory Surgical Center
Surgery Center Enumclaw Enumclaw Ambulatory Surgical Center
Seattle Endoscopy Center Seattle GI Diagnostic Center
Seattle Cancer Care Alliance Seattle Acute Care Hospital
Tacoma Ambulatory Surgery Center Tacoma Ambulatory Surgical Center
Overlake Surgery Center Bellevue Ambulatory Surgical Center
Schick Shadel Hospital Seattle Acute Care Hospital
Highline Medical Center Burien Acute Care Hospital
Pacific Medical Centers Ambulatory Surgical Center Seattle Ambulatory Surgical Center
Kemp Surgery Center Everett Ambulatory Surgical Center
Good Samaritan Hospital Puyallup Acute Care Hospital
Virginia Mason Medical Center Seattle Acute Care Hospital
Saint Joseph Medical Center Tacoma Acute Care Hospital
Seattle Surgery Center Seattle Ambulatory Surgical Center
Enumclaw Community Hospital Enumclaw Critical Access (Rural) Hospital
The Surgery Center at Rainier Puyallup Ambulatory Surgical Center
Southlake Clinic Renton Ambulatory Surgical Center
Saint Francis Hospital Federal Way Acute Care Hospital
First Hill Surgery Center Seattle Ambulatory Surgical Center
Edmonds Endoscopy Center Edmonds GI Diagnostic Center
Saint Clare Hospital Lakewood Acute Care Hospital
ASC Polyclinic Surgery Center Seattle Ambulatory Surgical Center
Waldron Endoscopy Center Tacoma GI Diagnostic Center
Auburn Regional Medical Center Auburn Acute Care Hospital
Trask Surgery Center Everett Ambulatory Surgical Center
Valley Medical Center Renton Acute Care Hospital
Cascade Valley Hospital Arlington Acute Care Hospital
Good Samaritan Surgery Center Puyallup Ambulatory Surgical Center
St Joseph Gig Harbor Same Day Surgery Center Gig Harbor Ambulatory Surgical Center
Virginia Mason Bellevue ASC Bellevue Ambulatory Surgical Center
Valley General Hospital Monroe Acute Care Hospital
Harbor Endoscopy Center Gig Harbor GI Diagnostic Center
Eastside Endoscopy Center Bellevue GI Diagnostic Center
Virginia Mason Federal Way South ASC Federal Way Ambulatory Surgical Center
North Seattle Surgery Center Seattle Ambulatory Surgical Center
Smc Day Surgery Renton Ambulatory Surgical Center
Tacoma General Hospital Tacoma Acute Care Hospital
Providence Everett Medical Center - Colby Campus Everett Acute Care Hospital
Peninsula Endoscopy Center Gig Harbor GI Diagnostic Center
Bel-red Ambulatory Surgical Facility Bellevue Ambulatory Surgical Center
Edmonds Center for Outpatient Surgery Edmonds Ambulatory Surgical Center
Gateway Surgery Center Everett Ambulatory Surgical Center
West Tacoma Surgery Center Tacoma Ambulatory Surgical Center
Eastside Hospital and Specialty Center Redmond 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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