After the HydroPrep was established, patients who chose Go-Lytely and experienced intolerance halfway through were able to come in for colon hydrotherapy to keep their scheduled colonoscopy appointment.
At Barton Memorial Hospital the charge for colon hydrotherapy for colonoscopy is $100 dollars. This amount was chosen to cover the cost of the packaging, machine, nurse and use of the room. BMH does not make money on the colon hydrotherapy, but this service does allow patients to be seen for colonoscopy. All patients pre-pay and are more than willing to comply.
The HydroPrep is a simple and cost-effective solution to the gastroenterology department and meets demand for a new prep option. This new service now has an established direction, and nurse certification can be accomplished in a three-day program, after facility set up.
The HydroPrep, which includes colon hydrotherapy, is an evidence-based practice. With certified endoscopy nurses, a professional setting, and standardized prep, patients now have another choice. The HydroPrep for colonoscopy has been proven safe and effective, and has increased patient satisfaction.
What Patients are Saying
“The hydrotherapy nurses are awesome! As is the rest of the crew. First-time colonoscopy… I was hesitant because of the prep. I will recommend hydro to all!"
“I know a couple of other people that will probably schedule this procedure. They have been putting off their colonoscopy due to that AWFUL prep. This is definitely the way to go! Thanks to all!"
“All went well. I will return for the same prep."
“For an experience I was dreading, the hydrotherapy helped a lot to take the discomfort out of the equation."
“Much better than oral preps!"
“The hydro nurse was great! She made the procedure about as good as it could be!"
“It was a great option versus my previous Go-Lytely and Phospha experiences. I have told all of my friends and they are asking their GI doctors why it isn’t offered at their facility!"