San Diego, CA Endoscopy Cost Comparison

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An Endoscopy in San Diego costs $2,486 on average when you take the median of the 52 medical providers who perform Endoscopy procedures in San Diego, CA. There are 1 different types of Endoscopy provided in San Diego, listed below, and the price for each differs based upon your insurance type. As a healthcare consumer you should understand that prices of medical procedures vary and if you shop from the San Diego providers below you may be able to save money. Start shopping today and see what you can save!
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Upper GI Endoscopy Cost Average $1,500 - $4,900 Free Quote

Compare Endoscopy Providers in San Diego, CA

Facility City Type
San Diego Outpatient Ambulatory Surgical Center San Diego Ambulatory Surgical Center
Scripps USP Surgery Center Encinitas Ambulatory Surgical Center
Outpatient Surgery of Del Mar San Diego Ambulatory Surgical Center
Sharp Memorial Hospital San Diego Acute Care Hospital
La Jolla Endoscopy Center La Jolla GI Diagnostic Center
Outpatient Care Surgery Center San Diego Ambulatory Surgical Center
Egl Ambulatory Surgery Center La Jolla Ambulatory Surgical Center
Alvarado Hospital Medical Center San Diego Acute Care Hospital
Scripps Clinic Ambulatory Surgery Center San Diego Ambulatory Surgical Center
Palomar Medical Center Escondido Acute Care Hospital
Sharp Grossmont Hospital La Mesa Acute Care Hospital
Center for Surgery of Encinitas Encinitas Ambulatory Surgical Center
La Mesa Medical Surgical Center La Mesa Ambulatory Surgical Center
North Coast Surgery Center Oceanside Ambulatory Surgical Center
Carlsbad Surgery Center Carlsbad Ambulatory Surgical Center
Pomerado Outpatient Surgical Center San Diego Ambulatory Surgical Center
Escondido Surgery Center San Diego Ambulatory Surgical Center
Outpatient Surgery of Point Loma San Diego Ambulatory Surgical Center
Eastlake Surgery Center Chula Vista Ambulatory Surgical Center
The Endoscopy Center Encinitas GI Diagnostic Center
Premiere Surgery Center Escondido Ambulatory Surgical Center
Kaiser Permanente San Diego Medical Center/kaiser San Diego Acute Care Hospital
Scripps Green Hospital La Jolla Acute Care Hospital
Sk Clinic Surgical Center La Jolla Ambulatory Surgical Center
Elite Surgical Centers, Escondido Escondido Ambulatory Surgical Center
Otay Lakes Surgery Center Chula Vista Ambulatory Surgical Center
Scripps Mercy Surgery Pavilion San Diego Ambulatory Surgical Center
The Center for Endoscopy Oceanside GI Diagnostic Center
Euclid Endoscopy Center San Diego GI Diagnostic Center
Ucsd Ambulatory Surgery Center San Diego Ambulatory Surgical Center
Rady Children's Hospital - San Diego San Diego Childrens Hospital
Palomar Surgical Center Escondido Ambulatory Surgical Center
Scripps Mercy Hospital San Diego Acute Care Hospital
Paradise Valley Hospital National City Acute Care Hospital
Sharp Mary Birch Hospital for Women San Diego Acute Care Hospital
The Reservoir Physicans Surgery Center San Diego Ambulatory Surgical Center
San Diego Ambulatory Surgery Center San Diego Ambulatory Surgical Center
Pomerado Hospital Poway Acute Care Hospital
Sharp Chula Vista Medical Center Chula Vista Acute Care Hospital
Pacific Surgery Center Oceanside Ambulatory Surgical Center
Poway Surgery Center Poway Ambulatory Surgical Center
University of California, San Diego Medical Center San Diego Acute Care Hospital
San Diego Endoscopy Center San Diego GI Diagnostic Center
Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla La Jolla Acute Care Hospital
Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas Encinitas Acute Care Hospital
North Coast Center Encinitas Ambulatory Surgical Center
Endoscopy Center of Chula Vista Chula Vista GI Diagnostic Center
Scripps Clinic Ambulatory Surgery Center San Diego Ambulatory Surgical Center
Promise Hospital of San Diego San Diego Acute Care Hospital
Fallbrook Hospital Fallbrook Acute Care Hospital
Grossmont Outpatient Surgical Center La Mesa Ambulatory Surgical Center
Mission Valley Hegihts Surgery Center San Diego Ambulatory Surgical Center

Endoscopy Cost and Procedure Introduction

A key advantage of the procedure is that, when needed, tiny instruments can be passed through an opening in the endoscope to obtain tissue samples, remove polyps, coagulate (stop) bleeding sites, dilate or stretch a narrowed area, or perform other treatments. Although an upper endoscopy is considered the best test available to detect and treat abnormalities, alternative procedures include barium x-ray and ultrasound (sonogram). These exams, however, do not allow direct viewing of the GI tract, removal of polyps, or the completion of biopsies, so, if an abnormality is found during one of these procedures, an endoscopy may still be required to biopsy or remove the abnormality.

Endoscopy Patient Preparation

Prior to your Endoscopy, you will be given instructions in advance that will outline what you should and should not do in preparation for the endoscopy; be sure to read and follow those instructions. It is particularly important to inform the physician of all medications or vitamins taken regularly or if you are pregnant (or think you might be pregnant) or if you have heart, lung or other medical conditions that may need special attention, and, finally, if you have a history of bleeding disorders or if you are taking any anticoagulant (blood-thinning) medications, aspirin, or other medications that affect blood clotting. You will be asked to fast for eight hours before the procedure, generally after midnight. You may be given additional instructions about a special diet for one to two days prior to the procedure. Arrangements should be made for transportation after the surgery is complete.

What to expect during and after an Endoscopy Procedure

An Endoscopy procedure should takes about 30 minutes. An intravenous line is inserted into the arm to administer a sedative. Also, your heart rate, blood pressure, respiratory rate, and oxygen level will be monitored during the procedure. Numbing medication will be sprayed into the back of your throat to prevent gagging. The spray may have a bitter taste to it. Holding your breath while your throat is sprayed may decrease the taste. A mouth guard will be placed in your mouth to protect your teeth. Once you are fully relaxed and your throat is numb, you will be asked to lie on your left side on the table with your head bent forward. You will be asked to swallow the endoscope and then the endoscope is gently inserted into the upper esophagus. You can breathe easily throughout the exam. During the procedure, air is pumped in through the instrument to expand the structure that is being studied and allow better viewing. Biopsies and other procedures will be performed as needed. Saliva will be suctioned from your mouth since you will not be able to swallow during the procedure.

After the procedure is completed, you will be taken to the recovery area and monitored until the medication has worn off. After recovery, the physician will explain the results to you, provide instructions on care and diet and then your driver will be allowed to take you home. Occasionally a patient is left with a mild sore throat or a feeling of distention from the insufflated air that was used during the procedure. Both problems are mild and fleeting. Notify your physician to report any of the following: fever and/or chills; redness, swelling, bleeding or other drainage from the IV.

What Conditions or Symptoms Might An Endoscopy Treat?

It’s hard to nail down an exact symptom or group of symptoms but there are some common ones that might lead to an Endoscopy being the necessary treatment (or simply used to help diagnose an issue). If one is having some challenges with swallowing, issues with the digestive tract, general stomach pains that can’t be diagnosed, or ongoing chronic diarrhea and constipation.

Awareness Items About Endoscopy

A lot of patients that might be preparing for an Endoscopy are concerned about the prep and procedure itself. You should also be aware of potential things that can occur afterwards:

  • General Infection: Just like most procedures and surgeries, there is always a general risk for infection. Trying to keep things in a relatively clean environment are desirable.
  • Perforation Associated with Endoscopy: If you are having symptoms associated with increased heart rates, vomiting (potentially with blood), or an ongoing fever you should seek to see if you have an issue with perforation (esophageal tear).
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