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Dr. Jason Bennett Welch, DO
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
810 Tx-71w.
Marble Falls, TX
 

Dr. Jason Welch specializes in adult gastroenterology and practices in Marble Falls, TX. He is affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Welch graduated from the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston.

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Relevant Interests: , colonoscopy

All Interests: Celiac Disease, Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy, Ulcerative Colitis, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, ... (Read more)

Dr. John Pink Franklin Jr., MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
2112 Hwy 1431
Kingsland, TX
 

Dr. John Franklin's specialty is family medicine. Dr. Franklin is affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare. He is a graduate of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. For his residency, Dr. Franklin trained at JPS Health Network. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers.

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All Interests: Colposcopy, Biopsy, Colonoscopy

Dr. Dan David Hoerster, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
810 Tx-71w.
Marble Falls, TX
 

Dr. Dan Hoerster is a family medicine physician in Llano, TX, Marble Falls, TX, and Mason, TX. The average patient rating for Dr. Hoerster is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Hoerster accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. For his professional training, Dr. Hoerster completed a residency program at JPS Health Network. Dr. Hoerster is professionally affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare.

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All Interests: Colonoscopy

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Specializes in General Surgery
1009 Falls Parkway
Marble Falls, TX
 

Dr. Griffith Thomas' specialty is general surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Private Practice and Seton Healthcare Family. Dr. Thomas is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical School at Houston.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 102
  • Uninsured Cost: $641 - $782
  • Medicare Cost: $198 - $298

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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 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.