Originally Posted by EsterEssence
Today is my consultation for my colonoscopy, sounds like no fun...
Are they pushing you to have a sedated colonoscopy ?
That adds an extra $700 for the anaesthesiologist.
Having had a wide-awake colonoscopy in about 2002, I know the sedated part (general anaesthesia) is 100% unnecessary. It's just a revenue boosting measure, AKA another way to rob the overly trusting American medical consumer.
Plus they propose to use Propofol - the same sh.t that killed Michael Jackson.
The basic procedure - sticking a camera snake up your butt to look for cancerous & pre-cancerous growths - is not bad.
Since the 00's, they have taken a very simple procedure and added cost, complexity, and risk.