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What is a diagnostic colonoscopy?

A diagnostic colonoscopy is a procedure used to evaluate gastrointestinal symptoms such as diarrhea, abdominal pain, or rectal bleeding. During the procedure, a doctor inserts a colonoscope into your rectum. The colonoscope has a tiny camera that lets the physician view your entire colon.

During the procedure, the doctor can remove polyps or other abnormal tissues if needed. They can also take biopsies, or tissue samples, if suspicious tissue is detected.

How long does a diagnostic colonoscopy take?

Are you asleep during a colonoscopy?

How do you feel after a diagnostic colonoscopy?

How long after a colonoscopy can you eat and drink again?

Do you get results immediately after the colonoscopy?

Why would you need a diagnostic colonoscopy?

What is the difference between a regular colonoscopy and a diagnostic colonoscopy?

* 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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