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|Upper GI Endoscopy Cost Average||$1,200 - $3,800||Free Quote|
|Hennepin County Medical Center||Minneapolis||Acute Care Hospital|
|Buffalo Hospital||Buffalo||Acute Care Hospital|
|Fairview Lakes Regional Medical Center||Wyoming||Acute Care Hospital|
|Saint Francis Regional Medical Center||Shakopee||Acute Care Hospital|
|Ridgeview Medical Center||Waconia||Acute Care Hospital|
|North Memorial Medical Center||Robbinsdale||Acute Care Hospital|
|United Hospital||Saint Paul||Acute Care Hospital|
|Mercy Hospital||Coon Rapids||Acute Care Hospital|
|Monticello-big Lake Hospital||Monticello||Critical Access (Rural) Hospital|
|Saint John's Hospital||Maplewood||Acute Care Hospital|
|Queen of Peace Hospital||New Prague||Critical Access (Rural) Hospital|
|Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota||Saint Paul||Childrens Hospital|
|Fairview Ridges Hospital||Burnsville||Acute Care Hospital|
|Baldwin Area Medical Center||Baldwin||Critical Access (Rural) Hospital|
|University of Minnesota Medical Center, Fairview||Minneapolis||Acute Care Hospital|
|Maple Grove Ambulatory Surgery Center||Maple Grove||Ambulatory Surgical Center|
|Metropolitan Endoscopy Center||Plymouth||GI Diagnostic Center|
|River Falls Area Hospital||River Falls||Critical Access (Rural) Hospital|
|High Pointe Surgery Center||Lake Elmo||Ambulatory Surgical Center|
|CDI Twin Cities ASC||St Louis Park||Ambulatory Surgical Center|
|Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota||Minneapolis||Childrens Hospital|
|Riverside Endoscopy Center||Minneapolis||GI Diagnostic Center|
|Unity Hospital||Fridley||Acute Care Hospital|
|East Metro Endoscopy Center||St Paul||GI Diagnostic Center|
|Hudson Hospital||Hudson||Critical Access (Rural) Hospital|
|Healthtech Solutions||Plymouth||Ambulatory Surgical Center|
|Childrens Health Care West||Minnetonka||Ambulatory Surgical Center|
|Minnesota Valley Surgery Center||Burnsville||Ambulatory Surgical Center|
|Saint Joseph's Hospital||Saint Paul||Acute Care Hospital|
|Lakeview Hospital||Stillwater||Acute Care Hospital|
|Fairview Maple Grove Surgery Center||Maple Grove||Ambulatory Surgical Center|
|Mn GI Endoscopy ASC||Coon Rapids||GI Diagnostic Center|
|Cambridge Medical Center||Cambridge||Acute Care Hospital|
|Healtheast Surgery Center-maplewood||Maplewood||Ambulatory Surgical Center|
|Surgicare of Minneapolis||Edina||Ambulatory Surgical Center|
|Methodist Hospital||Saint Louis Park||Acute Care Hospital|
|Fairview Southdale Hospital||Edina||Acute Care Hospital|
|Westfields Hospital||New Richmond||Critical Access (Rural) Hospital|
|Regions Hospital||Saint Paul||Acute Care Hospital|
|Midwest Surgery Center||Woodbury||Ambulatory Surgical Center|
|Southeast Metro Endoscopy Center||Eagan||GI Diagnostic Center|
|Gastrointestinal Diagnostic Center - South||Edina||GI Diagnostic Center|
|Maple Grove Endoscopy Center||Maple Grove||GI Diagnostic Center|
|Edina Surgery Center||Edina||Ambulatory Surgical Center|
|Abbott Northwestern Hospital||Minneapolis||Acute Care Hospital|
|Westhealth||Plymouth||Ambulatory Surgical Center|
|Woodbury Ambulatory Surgery Center||Woodbury||Ambulatory Surgical Center|
|Regina Medical Center||Hastings||Acute Care Hospital|
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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