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

Dr. Cary Barrington Aarons, MD
Specializes in Colon & Rectal Surgery
3400 Civic Center Boulevard, West Pavilion; 4th Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Cary Aarons' specialty is colon & rectal surgery. Dr. Aarons's areas of expertise include polyps, cancer surgery, and rectal cancer. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. He is a graduate of Howard University College of Medicine and a graduate of Boston Medical Center's residency program. He has received the following distinction: Philadelphia Super Doctors. Dr. Aarons is affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , colonoscopy

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

Dr. Nuzhat Aziz Ahmad, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
3400 Civic Center Boulevard; South Pavilion, 4th Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Nuzhat Ahmad is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. These areas are among Dr. Ahmad's clinical interests: esophageal cancer, rectal cancer, and interventional endoscopy. She is affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital and Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP). She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois, Dr. Ahmad attended Dow Medical College for medical school.

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

Dr. Kashyap Panganamamula is an adult gastroenterology specialist in Philadelphia, PA. His clinical interests include esophageal cancer, rectal cancer, and achalasia. Dr. Panganamamula accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended Osmania Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at Temple University Hospital and Nizam's Insitute of Medical Sciences for residency. In addition to English, Dr. Panganamamula (or staff) speaks Telugu and Hindi. Dr. Panganamamula is affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital and Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP).

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Relevant Interests: , colonoscopy

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

Dr. Kimberly Autumn Forde, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
3400 Civic Center Boulevard; West Pavilion, 2nd Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Kimberly Forde's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. She attended Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons for medical school and subsequently trained at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College for residency. These areas are among Dr. Forde's clinical interests: esophageal cancer, esophageal varices, and rectal cancer. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. 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. 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, who practices in Philadelphia, PA and Radnor, PA, is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. After completing medical school at the University of Florida College of Medicine, he performed his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. Areas of expertise for Dr. Reynolds include achalasia, colon cancer, and celiac disease. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. 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, Intestinal Problems, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. David Metz works as a gastroenterologist in Philadelphia, PA. His clinical interests include esophageal cancer, rectal cancer, and colon cancer. He is affiliated with Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP). Dr. Metz honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing 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 the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg for medical school. His 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.

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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. Caroline Lesley Kerner, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
230 West Washington Square; Farm Journal Building, 4th Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Caroline Kerner works as an adult gastroenterologist in Philadelphia, PA. She 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). These areas are among Dr. Kerner's clinical interests: crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Kerner's hospital/clinic affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital and Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP).

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Clinical Interests: Ulcerative 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. Steven Francis Solga, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
3400 Spruce Street; 2 Dulles
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Steven Solga practices adult gastroenterology in Philadelphia, PA. Clinical interests for Dr. Solga include liver disease and liver transplant. He honors United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He graduated from Duke University School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. He is affiliated with Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP).

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Clinical Interests: Cirrhosis, Liver Transplant, Hypertension, Liver Disease

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 124
  • Charge (avg.): $435 - $800
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $202 - $306
Dr. Kristle Lee Lynch, MD
Specializes in Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine
3400 Civic Center Boulevard; South Pavilion, 4th Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Kristle Lynch is a specialist in gastroenterology (digestive system). In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Her clinical interests include esophageal manometry, achalasia, and esophagitis. Dr. Lynch is professionally affiliated with Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP). She attended medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. She trained at Northwestern Memorial Hospital for her residency. Dr. Lynch takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , colonoscopy

All Interests: Achalasia, Scleroderma, Esophageal Manometry, Esophagitis, Biopsy, Esophageal Spasm, Upper ... (Read more)

Dr. Vinay Chandrasekhara, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
3400 Civic Center Boulevard; South Pavilion, 4th Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Vinay Chandrasekhara works as a gastroenterologist in Philadelphia, PA. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Virginia School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. His clinical interests include esophageal cancer, stomach tumor, and rectal cancer. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Chandrasekhara takes. Dr. Chandrasekhara is affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital and Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP).

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

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 72
  • Charge (avg.): $1,452 - $1,685
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $45 - $335
Dr. Immanuel King Hang Ho, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
800 Spruce Street
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Immanuel Ho's medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Ho's areas of expertise include diarrhea, polypectomy (polyp removal), and interventional endoscopy. He is affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital and Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP). He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, Dr. Ho performed his residency at Montefiore Medical Center. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Ho 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. He is conversant in Cantonese.

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Relevant Interests: , colonoscopy

All Interests: Cirrhosis, Interventional Endoscopy, Enteroscopy, Gastrointestinal Problems, Crohn's Disease, Liver ... (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. Christina A Twyman-Saint Victor, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
3400 Civic Center Boulevard; South Pavilion, 4th Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Christina Twyman-St. Victor is an adult gastroenterology specialist in Philadelphia, PA. She honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. 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. Dr. Twyman-St. Victor is professionally affiliated with Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP).

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Relevant Interests: , colonoscopy

All Interests: Colonoscopy, Esophagogastroduodenoscopy

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

Dr. Jesse Green is an adult gastroenterologist. His areas of expertise include anemia, celiac disease, and crohn's disease. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Green attended Mount Sinai School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Mount Sinai Medical Center. He is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP).

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Relevant Interests: , colonoscopy

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

Dr. James D Lewis, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
3401 Civic Center Boulevard
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. James Lewis is an adult gastroenterology specialist in Philadelphia, PA. Dr. Lewis is especially interested in cancer, crohn's disease, and ulcerative colitis. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. He attended the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital. His distinctions include: Philadelphia Super Doctors; Recognized in Philadelphia Magazine 's Top Docs issue; and Recognized by Best Doctors in America - 2013-2014. Dr. Lewis is professionally affiliated with Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), Penn Presbyterian Medical Center, and Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP).

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Relevant Interests: , colonoscopy

All Interests: Ulcerative Colitis, Colon Problems, Upper Endoscopy, Gastrointestinal Problems, Crohn's Disease, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Gregory Ginsberg practices adult gastroenterology. His education and training includes medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and residency at Georgetown University Medical Center. Dr. Ginsberg's clinical interests include esophageal cancer, rectal cancer, and interventional endoscopy. He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Ginsberg is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. 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. He 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, who practices in Philadelphia, PA, is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. Dr. Aberra speaks Tigrinya. Areas of expertise for Dr. Aberra include esophageal cancer, rectal cancer, and colon cancer. She is affiliated with Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP). Dr. Aberra's education and training includes medical school at Dartmouth Medical School and residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Her average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Aberra takes.

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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: 34
  • Charge (avg.): $1,492
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $265

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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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