What Does a Colonoscopy Cost?
The cost of a colonoscopy is drastically more affordable at Colon Rectal Health Center than it is across the United States. A New York Times article illustrated the huge swings in thousands of dollars for a colonoscopy procedure. The cost can vary greatly by country, hospital, anesthesia and other health care expenses.
Given these variables, the average cost of a colonoscopy procedure is around $3,000. Because insurance deductibles can range from $1,000-$5,000, the entire cost of a colonoscopy procedure could come out of pocket.
At St. Louis Colon Rectal Health Center, the cost of a colonoscopy procedure in our office surgery center is $750 with sedation. The reason for this huge difference in price compared to a hospital setting is because there is no facility fee or anesthesiologist fee. The same safe procedure is performed with the same sedation and anesthesia. The only difference is the cost savings for our patients.
As with any procedure, it’s important to have a consultation with your doctor regarding the condition of your health. At St. Louis Colon Rectal Health Center we discuss and evaluate the needs of each patient to determine the proper test, options and care to be provided.