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Question DetailsAsked on 7/12/2013

Colonoscopy done at ofc. with anaesthesiologist under contract

For those of us on the State Health Plan, the copay on a colonoscopy varies tremendously depending on whether the procedure is done at an office location with an anaesthesiologist under contract. If so, the copay is $70. Otherwise—if it's done in a hospital, or at an office that outsources anaesthesiology to another practice—the cost is $70 + deductible and 20% coinsurance—which will probably come to $400 to $600.

So, does anyone know of a place that does colonoscopies at an office (not a hospital) where the anaesthesiologist works for the practice?

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Is getting the procedure done at the Drs clinic using conscious sedation without an anesthesiologist an option? I've had this done several times as an outpatient in the hospital's endoscopy dept.

Answered 6 years ago by mikehs2


Digestive Healthcare and Wake Endoscopy both outsource their anaesthesiology, I learned by calling them. A couple of the other providers listed on Angie's List actually have their colonoscopies done at Wake Endoscopy.

It is difficult to find these answers by calling around, because there is typically a long voicemail menu, followed by a wait on hold.

As to doing it without anaesthesia, I'd prefer not to. I had a sigmoidoscopy without anaesthesia many years ago, and it was not pleasant. A colonoscopy goes up about 3 times as far, as I recall.

(Sorry for "reporting" the answer provided by Member Services--I was looking for a way to reply.)

Answered 6 years ago by Guest_97421121

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