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How long does a colonoscopy take?

The procedure itself usually only takes 30 to 60 minutes. You will likely spend time before the procedure talking to your doctor and receiving the anesthetic. After the procedure is over, you will need to recover for at least an hour or so before being discharged. Because of the lingering effects of the procedural medications, you will need someone to drive you home and stay with you for 12 to 24 hours. 

What happens during a colonoscopy?

Are colonoscopies painful?

What care Is needed after the colonoscopy?

When will I get my results?

* Savings estimate based on a study of more than 1 billion claims comparing self-pay (or cash pay) prices of a frequency-weighted market basket of procedures to insurer-negotiated rates for the same. Claims were collected between July 2017 and July 2019. R.Lawrence Van Horn, Arthur Laffer, Robert L.Metcalf. 2019. The Transformative Potential for Price Transparency in Healthcare: Benefits for Consumers and Providers. Health Management Policy and Innovation, Volume 4, Issue 3.

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