Is Colonoscopy An Expensive Procedure? Cost Of Colonoscopy

Colorectal Cancer is one of the most common cancers within Singapore and the 3rd most common cancer found worldwide. This makes timely screening in the form of colonoscopy imperative among the general population. Early stages of colon cancer may show no symptoms and evidence suggests that early detection results in a reduction of mortality rate. By the age of 50, it is recommended by Ministry of Health guidelines to begin regular screening for individuals that pose no risk factors. In fact, individuals displaying increased risk should consider screening even before the age of 50, on a case-by-case basis.


WHAT ARE THE SYMPTOMS RELATED TO COLORECTAL CANCER?

  • Change in bowel habits (diarrhea or constipation)

  • Rectal bleeding/blood in stool

  • Persistent abdominal discomforts such as cramps or pain

  • Weakness or fatigue

  • Unexplained weight loss

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HOW MUCH DOES A COLONOSCOPY COST IN SINGAPORE?


There are many reasons to perform a colonoscopy. In most cases, colonoscopies are performed in the context of cancer screening programs. The procedure is usually carried out to determine the cause of blood in the stool, pain in the abdomen or the cause of diarrhea, bowel habits change, or to find out how abnormal the colonic x-ray or CT scan is. The risk of polyps and colon cancer is higher for those with a history of polyps or colon cancer and those with a family history of some types of non-colonic cancers and colonic problems that can resemble colon cancer (such as colonic polyps).


The cost of colonoscopy in Singapore can be variable depending on whether it is for screening purposes or therapeutic purposes. It will also depend on whether it is done on an in-patient or outpatient basis. There is also some inter hospital variation in costs. The costs change if additional procedures such as ligation of piles or haemorrhoids, polypectomy or bleeding control, etc are done at the same sitting when certain pathologies are found. A patient's health insurance plan also determines their deductible.


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CAN I USE MEDISAVE TO PAY FOR COLONOSCOPY?

Medisave can be used for colonoscopy screening purposes in individuals above the age of 50 along with certain preset limits.


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COLONOSCOPY COST IN SINGAPORE

DO I HAVE CASHLESS ELIGIBILITY FOR THIS PROCEDURE?

Cashless eligibility refers to qualifying for zero out of pocket fees for the procedure or any hospitalization costs.


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IF I HAVE PRIVATE INSURANCE, DO I NEED TO PAY WITH CASH FOR THE PROCEDURE?

It depends on your insurance provider and plan but in most cases colonoscopy is claimable. If you are a Singaporean, The Integrated Shield Plan should allow you to claim additional coverage apart from your Medishield Life.


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WHY CHOOSE US?

Our belief is characterised by holistic care for our patients with personalised treatment options. We truly believe that in order to achieve proper treatment, we need to cater to each individual with a personalised medical approach ensure optimal care and early recovery.



Dr Jaideep Raj Rao is affiliated with most of the common private insurance providers within Singapore and Globally. Our staff has been trained to answer most queries relating to insurance eligibility and financial counselling, in order to make your experience smooth & hassle free.


You can also refer to MOH’s Historical Transacted Bill Sizes & Fee Benchmark for specific costs related to your query.


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