What Is the Average Cost of a Colonoscopy?

What Is the Average Cost of a Colonoscopy?

What Is the Average Cost of a Colonoscopy?

Colonoscopy costs between $2,010 and $3,764, according to Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina. The amount varies depending on the specific procedure used and the availability of insurance or the absence of it.

The average cost of colonoscopy is $3,081, as of 2015. It can be lower by as much as $1,000 if insurance coverage is applied. If there is a need to perform another procedure, such as removal of polyps prior to actual colonoscopy, an additional cost applies.

Virtual colonoscopy, which is a new procedure, costs $1,063 following certain conditions, such as having an age of 50 years or older and the absence of colon cancer symptoms.