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We found 6 providers matching colonoscopy and who accept Aetna Managed Choice near Santa Cruz, CA.

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Dr. Kuntal Mihir Thaker, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
2850 Commercial Crossing
Santa Cruz, CA
 

Dr. Kuntal Thaker's specialty is adult gastroenterology. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. In his practice, Dr. Thaker focuses on gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and performed his residency at Jefferson University Hospitals. Dr. Thaker (or staff) speaks Gujarati and Hindi. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Maternity and Surgery Center of Santa Cruz, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , colonoscopy

All Interests: Colitis, Hepatocellular Carcinoma, Interventional Endoscopy, Gallstones, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 337
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,043 - $2,267
  • Medicare Cost: $30 - $310
Dr. Kourosh F Ghassemi, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1662 Dominican Way
Santa Cruz, CA
 

Dr. Kourosh Ghassemi sees patients in Santa Cruz, CA. His medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. In addition to English, Dr. Ghassemi speaks Persian. His areas of expertise include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Maternity and Surgery Center of Santa Cruz, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Dr. Ghassemi accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , colonoscopy

All Interests: Hepatocellular Carcinoma, Interventional Endoscopy, Gallstones, Gastrointestinal Problems, Colon ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 14
  • Uninsured Cost: $735
  • Medicare Cost: $153
Dr. Joseph Boyd B Palascak, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
2850 Commercial Crossing
Santa Cruz, CA
 

Dr. Joseph Palascak's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Palascak attended the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Jefferson University Hospitals. His areas of expertise consist of gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders) and interventional endoscopy. The average patient rating for Dr. Palascak is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Maternity and Surgery Center of Santa Cruz, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Palascak has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , colonoscopy

All Interests: Interventional Endoscopy, Gastrointestinal Problems, Colon Cancer, Pancreas Problems, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 249
  • Uninsured Cost: $998 - $2,102
  • Medicare Cost: $32 - $286
Dr. Suejin S Kim, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
2850 Commercial Crossing
Santa Cruz, CA
 

Dr. Suejin Kim works as an adult gastroenterologist. On average, patients gave her a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. In her practice, she is particularly interested in gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). Dr. Kim's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Maternity and Surgery Center of Santa Cruz, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kim accepts. She has an open panel. After attending the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine, Dr. Kim completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF).

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Relevant Interests: , colonoscopy

All Interests: Gastrointestinal Problems, Liver Disease, Esophagogastroduodenoscopy, Sigmoidoscopy, Colorectal ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 239
  • Uninsured Cost: $998 - $2,277
  • Medicare Cost: $30 - $313
Dr. Geoffrey Peter Bernstein, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
2850 Commercial Crossing
Santa Cruz, CA
 

Dr. Geoffrey Bernstein is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. He works in Santa Cruz, CA. Dr. Bernstein is rated highly by his patients. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Maternity and Surgery Center of Santa Cruz, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bernstein accepts. He is accepting new patients. After completing medical school at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, he performed his residency at Michael Reese Hospital.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 207
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,708 - $2,263
  • Medicare Cost: $211 - $313
Dr. Donald E Schepps, MD
Specializes in Vascular Surgery
2911 Chanticleer Avenue
Santa Cruz, CA
 

Dr. Donald Schepps' area of specialization is vascular surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Schepps include surgical procedures. Dr. Schepps's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. His education and training includes medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. He is open to new patients.

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Clinical Interests: Lymphadenectomy, Thoracic Problems, Sclerotherapy, Spider Veins, Surgical Procedures, Thoracic ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 15
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,200
  • Medicare Cost: $206

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What is a Colonoscopy?

Colonoscopy is the use of a special tool called a colonoscope (a thin, flexible tube with a camera on the end) to examine the inside of the colon and rectum. The tube is typically inserted anally, and it allows the physician to examine the large intestine from the inside. It may be done at any time to diagnose bowel problems, but routine colonoscopies are advised after the age of 50 to screen for colon cancer.

A colonoscopy may be performed to diagnose:
  • Intestinal ulcers
  • Polyps
  • Bowel cancer
  • An unidentified source of pain or bleeding in the intestine

You may be asked to drink only liquids in the days before a colonoscopy, or you may be given an enema to remove residual fecal matter. Before the exam, you are given medication to help you relax, and you lay on your side on a table. The scope is inserted into the anus and gently moved all the way through the large intestine. Air may be pumped into the intestine to improve the view for the physician. Any polyps that are found will be removed. Then the colonoscope will be withdrawn. A colonoscopy is not usually painful, but you may feel some bloating or have some cramps right afterward. If you had polyps removed you might experience a small amount of bleeding. Any side effects should go away within a few hours.