We found 28 providers matching colonoscopy and who accept HealthSpring near Philadelphia, PA.

Dr. Kashyap V Panganamamula, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
218 Wright Saunders Building; 51 N 39th Street
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Kashyap Panganamamula is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. Dr. Panganamamula (or staff) speaks the following languages: Telugu and Hindi. His areas of expertise include the following: esophageal cancer, rectal cancer, and achalasia. His professional affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital and Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP). Before completing his residency at Temple University Hospital and Nizam's Insitute of Medical Sciences, Dr. Panganamamula attended medical school at Osmania Medical College. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , colonoscopy

All Interests: Achalasia, Stenosis, Enteroscopy, Gallbladder Cancer, Liver Cancer, Bile Duct Cancer, Upper ... (Read more)

Dr. Immanuel King Hang Ho, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
800 Spruce Street
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Immanuel Ho's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Ho's areas of expertise include the following: diarrhea, polypectomy (polyp removal), and interventional endoscopy. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. He attended the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry and then went on to complete his residency at Montefiore Medical Center. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Recognized by Philadelphia Magazine 's annual Top Docs issue, 2013-2016 and Recognized by Main Line Magazine 's Pennsylvania's Top Doctors 2009-2014. Dr. Ho is conversant in Cantonese. He is professionally affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital and Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP).

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Relevant Interests: , colonoscopy

All Interests: Cirrhosis, Colitis, Interventional Endoscopy, Enteroscopy, Gastrointestinal Problems, Crohn's ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 113
  • Charge (avg.): $743 - $1,289
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $232 - $338
Dr. Cary Barrington Aarons, MD
Specializes in Colon & Rectal Surgery
3400 Civic Center Boulevard, West Pavilion; 4th Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Cary Aarons is a colon and rectal surgeon in Philadelphia, PA. Dr. Aarons's areas of expertise include the following: polyps, cancer surgery, and rectal cancer. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine. After attending Howard University College of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at Boston Medical Center. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Aarons accepts. Dr. Aarons has received the distinction of Philadelphia Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , colonoscopy

All Interests: Rectal Problems, Colitis, Intestinal Problems, Hemorrhoid Surgery, Gastrointestinal Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Gregory Gerard Ginsberg, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
3400 Spruce Street; 3 Ravdin
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Gregory Ginsberg is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. Dr. Ginsberg attended medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. His medical residency was performed at Georgetown University Medical Center. Areas of expertise for Dr. Ginsberg include esophageal cancer, rectal cancer, and interventional endoscopy. Dr. Ginsberg's average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Ginsberg include: Philadelphia Super Doctors; Recognized by America's Top Doctors, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2012-14; and Recognized by Best Doctors in America 2005-2006, 2007-2008, 2009-2010, 2011-2012, 2013-2014. Dr. Ginsberg is professionally affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital and Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP).

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Clinical Interests: Interventional Endoscopy, Gallbladder Cancer, Liver Cancer, Bile Duct Cancer, Gastrointestinal ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 210
  • Charge (avg.): $1,249 - $1,685
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $43 - $327
Dr. Faten Nureddin Aberra, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
3400 Civic Center Boulevard
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Faten Aberra practices adult gastroenterology. Her areas of expertise include esophageal cancer, rectal cancer, and colon cancer. She is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. Dr. Aberra honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Aberra attended Dartmouth Medical School and subsequently trained at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania for residency. In addition to English, she speaks Tigrinya. She is professionally affiliated with Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP).

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Clinical Interests: Colitis, Gallbladder Cancer, Liver Cancer, Bile Duct Cancer, Gastrointestinal Problems, Rectal ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 34
  • Charge (avg.): $1,492
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $265
Dr. Christina Altovise Twyman-Saint Victor, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
3400 Civic Center Boulevard; South Pavilion, 4th Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Christina Twyman-St. Victor is a gastroenterologist. She is affiliated with Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP). She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University, Dr. Twyman-St. Victor attended medical school at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , colonoscopy

All Interests: Colonoscopy, Esophagogastroduodenoscopy

Dr. Joshua Israel Skorr Bleier, MD
Specializes in Colon & Rectal Surgery
800 Walnut Street; 20th Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Joshua Bleier is a colon and rectal surgeon in Philadelphia, PA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Bleier include cancer surgery, rectal cancer, and colon cancer. Dr. Bleier accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and subsequently trained at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College for residency. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Bleier include: Recognized by Philadelphia Magazine 's Top Docs issue 2015, 2016 and Philadelphia Super Doctors. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Philadelphia VA Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , colonoscopy

All Interests: Rectal Problems, Colitis, Sacral Nerve Stimulation, Fecal Incontinence, Intestinal Problems, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 11
  • Charge (avg.): $1,492
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $176
Dr. Michael Lee Kochman, MD
Specializes in Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine
1 Convention Avenue; 9 Penn Tower
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Michael Kochman is a medical specialist in gastroenterology (digestive system). Areas of expertise for Dr. Kochman include esophageal cancer, rectal cancer, and interventional endoscopy. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital and Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP). After completing medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine, Dr. Kochman performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kochman honors. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Kochman has received include Philadelphia Super Doctors; Recognized by America's Top Doctors, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2012-14; and Recognized in Philadelphia Magazine 's annual Top Docs issue from 2002, 2007 - 2009, and 2011 - 2016.

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Clinical Interests: Interventional Endoscopy, Gallbladder Cancer, Liver Cancer, Bile Duct Cancer, Gastrointestinal ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 102
  • Charge (avg.): $1,249 - $1,685
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $31 - $315
Dr. Nuzhat Aziz Ahmad, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
3400 Civic Center Boulevard; South Pavilion, 4th Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Nuzhat Ahmad sees patients in Philadelphia, PA. Her medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. Her clinical interests include esophageal cancer, rectal cancer, and interventional endoscopy. Dr. Ahmad is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. She obtained her medical school training at Dow Medical College and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois. Dr. Ahmad's hospital/clinic affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital and Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP).

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Clinical Interests: Interventional Endoscopy, Gallbladder Cancer, Liver Cancer, Bile Duct Cancer, Gastrointestinal ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 87
  • Charge (avg.): $1,249 - $1,685
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $31 - $322
Dr. Kimberly Autumn Forde, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
3400 Civic Center Boulevard; West Pavilion, 2nd Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Kimberly Forde's specialty is adult gastroenterology. Her areas of expertise include the following: esophageal cancer, esophageal varices, and rectal cancer. She honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Dr. Forde attended medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. For her professional training, Dr. Forde completed residency programs at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital and Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP).

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Clinical Interests: Hepatitis C, Tumor, Ascites, Cirrhosis, Liver Transplant, Anal Cancer, Pancreatic Cancer, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 11
  • Charge (avg.): $1,492
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $241
Dr. David Lawrence Jaffe, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
3400 Civic Center Boulevard, South Pavilion; 4th Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. David Jaffe works as a gastroenterologist in Philadelphia, PA and Radnor, PA. Dr. Jaffe's clinical interests include esophageal cancer, rectal cancer, and interventional endoscopy. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Jaffe's education and training includes medical school at Harvard Medical School and residency at Massachusetts General Hospital. He has received the following distinctions: Recognized by Best Doctors in America 2007-2008, 2009-2010, 2011-2012; Recognized by Suburban Life magazine's "Top Physicians 2010" issue; and Recognized by Philadelphia Magazine 's annual Top Docs issue, 2015-2016.

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Clinical Interests: Interventional Endoscopy, Gallbladder Cancer, Liver Cancer, Bile Duct Cancer, Gastrointestinal ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 105
  • Charge (avg.): $1,249 - $1,685
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $233 - $325
Dr. Caroline Lesley Kerner, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
230 West Washington Square; Farm Journal Building, 4th Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Caroline Kerner's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. She has indicated that her clinical interests include crohn's disease. Dr. Kerner is affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital and Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP). She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Kerner is a graduate of Wake Forest University School of Medicine. She completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF).

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Clinical Interests: Ulcerative Colitis, Colitis, Crohn's Disease, Inflammatory Bowel Disease

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 78
  • Charge (avg.): $1,492 - $1,685
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $195 - $327
Dr. James Charles Reynolds, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
219 N Broad Street, The Arnold T. Berman, Md Building; 5th Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. James Reynolds is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. Clinical interests for Dr. Reynolds include achalasia, colon cancer, and celiac disease. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. He studied medicine at the University of Florida College of Medicine. He completed his residency training at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. Dr. Reynolds has received professional recognition including the following: Philadelphia Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP).

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Relevant Interests: , colonoscopy

All Interests: Achalasia, Colitis, Esophagitis, Abdominal Problems, Eosinophilic Esophagitis, Esophagus Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Jesse Andrew Green, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
218 Wright Saunders Building; 51 N 39th Street
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Jesse Green's medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. His areas of expertise include the following: anemia, celiac disease, and crohn's disease. Dr. Green is professionally affiliated with Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP). He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Dr. Green's residency was performed at Mount Sinai Medical Center. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , colonoscopy

All Interests: Colitis, Upper Endoscopy, Esophagus Problems, Crohn's Disease, Colon Biopsy, Inflammatory Bowel ... (Read more)

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Dr. David Colin Metz, MD
Specializes in Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine
1 Convention Avenue; 9 Penn Tower
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. David Metz specializes in gastroenterology (digestive system). Areas of expertise for Dr. Metz include esophageal cancer, rectal cancer, and colon cancer. Dr. Metz is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Before completing his residency at The Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Academic Hospital, Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia, and a hospital affiliated with the University of the Witwatersrand, Dr. Metz attended medical school at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg. Dr. Metz's distinctions include: Recognized annually in Philadelphia Magazine 's Top Docs issue from 2004 through 2016; Philadelphia Super Doctors; and Recognized by America's Top Doctors, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2012-14. He is professionally affiliated with Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP).

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Clinical Interests: Gallbladder Cancer, Liver Cancer, Bile Duct Cancer, Gastrointestinal Problems, Rectal Cancer, Colon ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 93
  • Charge (avg.): $1,249 - $1,492
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $195 - $234
Dr. Manoj Amrut Shirodkar, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
800 Spruce Street
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Manoj Shirodkar's specialty is adult gastroenterology. The average patient rating for Dr. Shirodkar is 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Shirodkar is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Maryland School of Medicine and residency at Jefferson University Hospitals. Dr. Shirodkar is affiliated with Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP).

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 87
  • Charge (avg.): $550 - $800
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $225 - $338

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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.
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