Screening Colonoscopy Cost
A screening colonoscopy is usually covered by insurance 100%. But you should always check with your insurance provider before your appointment.
Self-paying patients should call our office, and we will go over the colonoscopy fees: facility, doctor, anesthesia, and lab biopsy evaluation (if needed).
Preparing for Open Access Colonoscopy
After scheduling your Open Access Colonoscopy, new patients will be asked to fill out a form, and then our office will send you the instructions for your colonoscopy prep.
Colonoscopy preparation cleans out your bowels to allow for the examination of the colon. If you fail to follow your prep instructions, you will need to reschedule your appointment.
Your colonoscopy preparation involves:
- Eating a low-fiber diet 3 days before your procedure
- Following a clear liquid diet the day before your procedure
- Taking the prescribed laxatives the day before your procedure
Because the goal of an Open Access Colonoscopy is to save time, your first meeting with Dr. Sameer Islam will occur briefly before your procedure. If you have any questions or concerns before the exam, our office is happy to address them. After the colonoscopy, Dr. Islam will go over your results with you.
The Gold Standard for Colon Cancer Screening
Colon cancer almost always develops from colon polyps. Colon polyps are growths that form in the inner lining of the colon. These polyps often grow slowly over 10 to 20 years before becoming cancerous.
A colonoscopy is the only colon cancer screening test that can both find and remove precancerous colon polyps in the same exam, making it the gold standard for colon cancer screening.
Other screening tests can only detect the presence of cancer. But the accuracy of these tests vary