New Patient, Basic BEFORE Colonoscopy Visit, Patient WITHOUT Insurance: $445
If registration and forms are completed online prior to visit, you pay $355
For patients who do have insurance, please see the corresponding section for more information.
This service is ideal for patients who overall are healthy AND feel healthy and would like to have a screening colonoscopy for their age (e.g. 50 and above), or when there is concern about colon cancer because of family history, other risk factors, or symptoms (could be under age 50).
A visit before a colonoscopy or endoscopy is highly recommended for many reasons:
- It provides an opportunity for the patient and doctor to meet and make sure they are comfortable with each other and that all questions can be answered.
- It provides a chance to discuss benefits, remote risks, and alternative approaches, if desired.
- It gives a chance to review any comorbid conditions, such as diabetes, a heart murmur, or seizure disorder that needs to be addressed before the procedure or during the preparation.
- The doctor will review preparation options that may be more appealing to the patient and timing of the procedure. As such, the preparation can be customized. For example, patients with chronic constipation or taking certain drugs may need more than one-day prep.
- The staff will go over the steps before colonoscopy and give instructions and logistics about the facility, etc.
- The fee for the procedure and payment options will be discussed during this visit.
- Our procedures (colonoscopy/endoscopy) are performed at LA Peer Surgical Center in Beverly Hills. For more info, please visit…https://lapeerhealth.com/
Important Notice about CASE COMPLEXITY
If you are a patient with medical conditions that may increase your overall risk in the procedure, please let us know in advance. The above “BEFORE Colonoscopy visit” may not be sufficient to evaluate patients with complex medical problems. Examples of medical complexities are shown below. These patients would require more comprehensive evaluation prior to their procedures to assess benefits and risks, and to implement any precautions.
Examples of case complexity conditions are as follows:
- Diabetes controlled with insulin
- Seizure disorder
- Cardiac disease
- History of heart attack (myocardial infarction)
- Using blood thinners of any sort (other than preventive use of aspirin)
- Neurological disorder, such as history of stroke
- Generally speaking, above age 65
- Lung disease, COPD, active asthma, etc.
- Anxiety and panic disorder
- On multiple medications
- Pregnancy or planning for one
- Having active symptoms, such as diarrhea, weight loss, difficulty swallowing, abdominal pain, etc.