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When will I get my results?

Your doctor will schedule a post-procedure appointment with you to discuss your results. This typically occurs within 2 to 3 weeks after the procedure but will vary from location to location.

Immediately after your procedure, your doctor will let you know if a biopsy occurred or if he found any serious abnormalities. If a biopsy was performed, that does not necessarily mean you have cancer. A large percentage (the majority) of polyps are benign!

If your polyp comes back from pathology as “neoplastic,” that means that it has either pre-cancerous or cancerous cells. Your doctor will advise you about the next steps and involve an oncologist. Because of this possibility, it is a good idea to have a trusted friend or family member with you at the appointment. If you receive a lot of new information, it is helpful to have someone else listening and asking questions.

What happens during a colonoscopy?

Are colonoscopies painful?

How long does a colonoscopy take?

What care Is needed after the 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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Your actual costs may be higher or lower than these cost estimates. Check with your provider and health plan details to confirm the costs that you may be charged for a service or procedure.You are responsible for costs that are not covered and for getting any pre-authorizations or referrals required by your health plan. Neither payments nor benefits are guaranteed. Provider data, including price data, provided in part by Turquoise Health.

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