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Colonoscopy Examination Fees 2023

A colonoscopy, commonly known as a colon examination, is frequently used to examine the condition inside the large intestine. Through a colonoscopy, colon polyps can be detected early, reducing the risk of colon cancer. The Bowtie team has consolidated information about colonoscopy examination fees and the process for insurance claims from various medical institutions.
Author Bowtie Team
Date 2023-07-12
Updated on 2023-02-01
Public Hospital Charges ReferencePrivate Hospital FeesClinic FeesWhat factors will influence colonoscopy examination fees?Which types of insurance can cover colonoscopy?How to make a claim?FAQ

Public Hospital Charges Reference

Examination ItemFees#
ColonoscopyHK$7,870 – HK$40,000
  • #The fees include the surgeon, anesthetist, medications used during the procedure, and operating room expenses. Special consumables used by individual patients, such as implants, prosthetic organs and devices, and disposable laparoscopic instruments used during the surgery, will be charged separately.
  • NoteThe above fees are for reference only. Please consult the Hospital Authority for detailed and up-to-date charges.

Private Hospital Fees

Private HospitalExamination FeesProcedure Price#Inpatient Procedure Price#
Canossa HospitalColonoscopy +/- PolypectomyHK$23,531
Gastroscopy and Colonoscopy +/- Polypectomy HK$52,404
Evangel HospitalColonoscopy +/- PolypectomyHK$13,114HK$18,450
Gastroscopy and Colonoscopy +/- Polypectomy HK$23,306HK$29,657
Precious Blood Hospital (Caritas)GastroscopyHK$12,899.5
Gastroscopy and Colonoscopy +/- Polypectomy HK$31,033.5
Hong Kong Baptist HospitalColonoscopy +/- PolypectomyHK$17,510HK$25,068
Union HospitalColonoscopy +/- PolypectomyHK$14,960HK$19,720
Gastroscopy and Colonoscopy +/- Polypectomy HK$25,360HK$35,870
Hong Kong Adventist Hospital – Tsuen WanColonoscopy +/- PolypectomyHK$17,525HK$34,230
Gastroscopy and Colonoscopy +/- Polypectomy HK$27,939HK$45,408
Gleneagles Hong Kong HospitalColonoscopy +/- PolypectomyHK$18,183HK$24,387
Gastroscopy and Colonoscopy +/- Polypectomy HK$28,183HK$37,266
Matilda International HospitalColonoscopy +/- PolypectomyHK$24,940HK$31,151
Gastroscopy and Colonoscopy +/- Polypectomy HK$35,919HK$36,922
CUHK Medical CentreColonoscopy +/- PolypectomyHK$16,580HK$18,770
Gastroscopy and Colonoscopy +/- Polypectomy HK$24,170HK$26,510
  • #The above surgical fees are the median fees based on historical statistics and are taken from the hospitals' official websites (updated as of February 1, 2023).
  • NoteThe above charges include doctors' fees and hospitalization fees.

Clinic Fees

ClinicFeesExamination Package Details
Humansa HD Endoscopy

(Kwai Fong/Kwun Tong/Yuen Long)

HK$ 10,300

(Additional HK$3,500 for anesthesia monitoring)

Package includes:

  • Intravenous sedation fee
  • Biopsy forceps
  • Report with photos
  • Doctor’s fee
  • Operating room fee
  • Laboratory fee
  • Instrument fee
  • Laxative
  • Preoperative consultation fee
Hong Kong Medical and Gastroenterology CenterHK$ 10,800Package includes:

  • Doctor’s surgical fee
  • Endoscopy facility fee including blood pressure and oxygen monitoring, sedation, oxygen, video image report, and CD/memory card recording
Specialist HKHK$ 9,600 

(Additional HK$2,200 for anesthesia monitoring)

Package includes:

  • Surgical doctor fee
  • Instrument fee, Lab test fee
  • Carbon dioxide fee
  • Operating room fee
  • Attached report
  • Post-operative protective medication fee
  • Miscellaneous expenses involved in the post-operative explanation report and during the examination process.
Humansa HD Endoscopy


HK$ 10,300

(Additional HK$3,500 for anesthesia monitoring)

Package includes:

  • Surgeon’s fee
  • Instrument fee
  • Laboratory fee
  • Carbon dioxide fee
  • Operating room fee
  • Attached image report
  • Post-operative protective medication fee
  • Post-operative explanation report and miscellaneous fees related to the examination process
The Grand HD Endoscopy CentreHK$ 8,800

(Additional HK$3,500 for anesthesia monitoring)

Package includes:

  • Surgeon’s fee
  • Instrument fee
  • Laboratory fee
  • Carbon dioxide fee
  • Operating room fee
  • Attached image report
  • Post-operative protective medication fee
  • Post-operative explanation report and miscellaneous fees related to the examination process
  • NoteThe above packages do not include special procedures such as polyp removal. For detailed pricing information, please inquire at the respective clinics. The mentioned fees are based on the information displayed on their official websites as of January 31, 2023.

What factors will influence colonoscopy examination fees?

Government Subsidies

The government’s “Colorectal Cancer Screening Program” provides subsidies for eligible citizens without symptoms of colorectal cancer to undergo testing for early detection and increased chances of cure. The program aims to reduce the risk of developing cancer.

Click here to learn more about the eligibility criteria and details of the program.

Complexity of the Examination

Generally, the more complex the examination, the higher the cost. Additional procedures like polyp removal will naturally increase the price.

Hospital Factors

Factors such as the qualifications of doctors, the level of equipment advancement, and the comfort of the environment can influence the pricing of each hospital.

Which types of insurance can cover colonoscopy?

If a colonoscopy examination is conducted based on a written recommendation from a primary care doctor, the eligible outpatient consultation fees, medication costs, and examination fees are covered under Bowtie Voluntary Health Insurance Scheme. For example, the following table provides coverage limits for various colonoscopy examination items under Bowtie Voluntary Health Insurance (Standard/Flexible) and Bowtie Pink Voluntary Health Insurance for reference:

Examination ItemCoverage
Bowtie VHIS (Standard)Bowtie VHIS (Flexi)Bowtie Pink Voluntary Health Insurance
Colonoscopy with or without biopsySurgeon fees per procedure:


Surgeon fees per procedure:

Flexi (Basic)


Flexi (Plus)



Full reimbursement

Colonoscopy examination, including polypectomy
Sigmoidoscopy examination
  • *The mentioned coverage amounts only include surgeon's fees. The voluntary health insurance also provides coverage for other procedures, such as specialist fees, room rental, anesthesiologist fees, operating room fees, miscellaneous fees, etc. The coverage amounts for each procedure depend on the complexity of the examination. The Bowtie Voluntary Health Insurance Surgical Table categorizes the complexity of most examinations from small to complex.
  • #Bowtie Pink Voluntary Health Insurance provides full reimbursement for qualified medical expenses related to diagnosis, hospitalization, surgery, and specified non-surgical cancer treatments (excluding the United States), subject to annual and lifetime limits. Claim amounts may be adjusted for hospitals in mainland China outside the designated hospital list or high-end hospitals within the designated list, higher-level ward class, or pre-existing conditions at the time of insurance application.
  • NoteBowtie reserves the right to request proof of the written recommendation, such as a referral letter or a statement provided by the attending or registered doctor on the claim form.

How to make a claim?

The claim process for Bowtie Voluntary Health Insurance is not complicated and follows these steps:

  1. Prepare the required documents (see below).
  2. Log in to your Bowtie account and apply for a claim.
  3. Answer a few questions about the examination.
  4. Submit your bank details.
  5. Upload the necessary documents.
  6. Wait for the approval process.
  7. Receive compensation.

Click here to view claim tutorial.

To apply for a claim, you will need the following documents/receipts:

  1. Completed and signed inpatient compensation claim form by the doctor.
  2. Original hospital receipt.
  3. All pathology reports.

Private hospitals usually have different claim forms for various insurance companies. As long as you inform the doctor clearly about the medical insurance you have purchased, they will have experience in filling out the forms. It is recommended to prepare a summary of your insurance coverage for the doctor’s reference.

How long does it take to receive compensation after applying?

The time required for each claim varies depending on the complexity of the case. Approximately 80%# of cases are processed within 10 working days, and the compensation amount is transferred to the claimant’s designated bank account within 3 working days after successful approval.

  • #Data as of October 2021.


How to participate in the colorectal cancer screening program?

People who want to participate in the program need to meet the following conditions:

  • Aged between 50 and 75
  • Hold a Hong Kong ID card or exemption registration certificate
  • Have joined the electronic health record sharing system
  • Excludes those with symptoms of colorectal cancer, high-risk factors, or those who have undergone colorectal cancer screening or examination within a specified period.

Click here to check the registration method, subsidy amount, and other information of the colorectal cancer screening plan immediately.

How often should a colonoscopy be done?

It is recommended to have a sigmoidoscopy every 5 years, and a colonoscopy should be done every 10 years.


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