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|Upper GI Endoscopy Cost Average||$1,500 - $5,000||Free Quote|
|Community Hospital of Los Gatos||Los Gatos||Acute Care Hospital|
|Santa Clara Valley Medical Center||San Jose||Acute Care Hospital|
|Gilroy Endoscopy Center||Gilroy||GI Diagnostic Center|
|El Camino Hospital||Mountain View||Acute Care Hospital|
|Saint Louise Regional Hospital||Gilroy||Acute Care Hospital|
|Stanford Hospital||Stanford||Acute Care Hospital|
|Kaiser Permanente Santa Clara Medical Center||Santa Clara||Acute Care Hospital|
|Surgecenter of Palo Alto||Palo Alto||Ambulatory Surgical Center|
|Montpelier Surgery Center||San Jose||Ambulatory Surgical Center|
|Good Samaritan Hospital||San Jose||Acute Care Hospital|
|South Bay Surgery Center||Los Gatos||Ambulatory Surgical Center|
|Central Medical Center||Santa Clara||Ambulatory Surgical Center|
|Endoscopy Center of San Jose||San Jose||GI Diagnostic Center|
|Palo Alto Endoscopy Center||Palo Atlo||GI Diagnostic Center|
|Saratoga Surgery Center||Saratoga||Ambulatory Surgical Center|
|El Camino Surgery Center||Mountain View||Ambulatory Surgical Center|
|South Bay Surgery Center||Morgan Hill||Ambulatory Surgical Center|
|Los Gatos Surgical Center||Los Gatos||Ambulatory Surgical Center|
|Lucile Packard Children's Hospital at Stanford||Palo Alto||Childrens Hospital|
|Mountain View Endoscopy Center||Mountain View||GI Diagnostic Center|
|O'connor Hospital||San Jose||Acute Care Hospital|
|Endoscopy Center of Silicon Valley||San Jose||GI Diagnostic Center|
|Los Altos Surgery Center||Los Altos||Ambulatory Surgical Center|
|Hospital Drive Surgery Center||Mountain View||Ambulatory Surgical Center|
|Kaiser Permanente Santa Teresa-san Jose Medical Center||San Jose||Acute Care Hospital|
|Orchard Creek Surgery Center||Mountain View||Ambulatory Surgical Center|
|Waverley Surgery Center||Palo Alto||Ambulatory Surgical Center|
|Campus Surgery Center||Palo Alto||Ambulatory Surgical Center|
|Hazel Hawkins Memorial Hospital||Hollister||Acute Care Hospital|
|Cuesta Park Endoscopy Center||Mountain View||GI Diagnostic Center|
|Regional Medical Center of San Jose||San Jose||Acute Care Hospital|
|South Bay Endoscopy Center||San Jose||GI Diagnostic Center|
|Children's Recovery Center of Northern California||Campbell||Childrens Hospital|
|Mckee Surgery Center||San Jose||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:
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