Colonoscopy costs range from $750 to $2,403 for cash paying patients at facilities publishing prices openly on our site.
Colonoscopy prices on our site usually include applicable facility, physician, and anesthesia fees. Sometimes the combined price is called a "bundled" or "global rate". Be sure to look for information on provider pages about what is included. It's also a good idea to talk to providers over the phone, not only to verify what a listed price represents, but also because most providers have additional services and information on pricing and payment that's not listed on their pages.
If you aren't careful, you could end up paying $3,000 to $4,000 or more for a colonoscopy at some facilities. The highest rates are usually at hospitals and other larger facilities, which can have very high "list" prices and offer discounts only to insurers and street-smart cash payers. There's no need to get caught paying outlandish rates if you ask about pricing and payment beforehand.
A colonoscopy is an endoscopic evaluation of the colon, which may include a biopsy and/or removal of a lesion. An endoscopic colonoscopy on the large intestine or bowel is used to find ulcers, colon polyps, tumors, inflammation, and bleeding. The procedure is recommended for all adults starting at age 50 and then again every 10 years or so due to the higher risk of colorectal cancer in later years. The recommended frequency for a colonoscopy test also depends on various risk factors. Colon cancer is the 3rd most common cancer in the U.S.
Colonoscopy prices may depend on a number of factors, including the type of facility where the procedure is performed, and who applies the anesthesia. Colonoscopies at a doctor's office typically cost less than at a surgical center, which typically cost less than at a hospital, though there are always exceptions.