St. Louis, MO Endoscopy Cost Comparison

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An Endoscopy in St. Louis costs $1,724 on average when you take the median of the 76 medical providers who perform Endoscopy procedures in St. Louis, MO. There are 1 different types of Endoscopy provided in St. Louis, 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 St. Louis providers below you may be able to save money. Start shopping today and see what you can save!
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Procedure Price Range
Upper GI Endoscopy Cost Average $1,050 - $3,400 Free Quote

Compare Endoscopy Providers in St. Louis, MO

Facility City Type
Advanced Endoscopy Center Creve Coeur GI Diagnostic Center
Washington County Memorial Hospital Potosi Critical Access (Rural) Hospital
Ssm Saint Joseph Health Center Saint Charles Acute Care Hospital
St. Louis Connectcare Endoscopy Center Saint Louis GI Diagnostic Center
Olive Ambulatory Surgery Center Saint Louis Ambulatory Surgical Center
Washington Surgery Center Washington Ambulatory Surgical Center
Saint Alexius Hospital - Broadway Campus Saint Louis Acute Care Hospital
St Peters Ambulatory Surgery Center Saint Peters Ambulatory Surgical Center
City Place Surgery Center Creve Coeur Ambulatory Surgical Center
Midwest Endoscopy Center Saint Louis GI Diagnostic Center
Advanced Surgery Center Saint Louis Ambulatory Surgical Center
Community Memorial Hospital Staunton Critical Access (Rural) Hospital
Saint Louis University Hospital Saint Louis Acute Care Hospital
Missouri Baptist Hospital - Sullivan Sullivan Acute Care Hospital
Saint John's Mercy Medical Center Saint Louis Acute Care Hospital
Saint Luke's Hospital Chesterfield Acute Care Hospital
Old Tesson Surgery Center Saint Louis Ambulatory Surgical Center
Timberlake Surgery Center Chesterfield Ambulatory Surgical Center
Missouri Baptist Medical Center Saint Louis Acute Care Hospital
SSM Saint Joseph Hospital West Lake Saint Louis Acute Care Hospital
Saint John's Mercy Hospital Washington Acute Care Hospital
Alton Surgical Facility Alton Ambulatory Surgical Center
Barnes-jewish Saint Peters Hospital Saint Peters Acute Care Hospital
Saint Joseph's Hospital Highland Critical Access (Rural) Hospital
Alton Memorial Hospital Alton Acute Care Hospital
Highland Ambulatory Surgical Center Highland Ambulatory Surgical Center
Saint Elizabeth's Hospital Belleville Acute Care Hospital
Barnes-jewish West County Hospital Saint Louis Acute Care Hospital
Twin Cities Surgery Center Festus Ambulatory Surgical Center
Shriners Hospitals for Children - Saint Louis Saint Louis Childrens Hospital
Saint Alexius Hospital - Jefferson Campus Saint Louis Acute Care Hospital
Saint Anthony's Hospital Alton Acute Care Hospital
Carlinville Area Hospital Carlinville Critical Access (Rural) Hospital
St. Louis Surgical Center Creve Coeur Ambulatory Surgical Center
Saint Anthony's Medical Center Saint Louis Acute Care Hospital
Memorial Hospital Belleville Acute Care Hospital
Saint Joseph's Hospital Breese Acute Care Hospital
Tri-county Surgery Center Washington Ambulatory Surgical Center
Sunset Hills Ambulatory Surgery Center Saint Louis Ambulatory Surgical Center
Saint Louis Children's Hospital Saint Louis Childrens Hospital
Christian Hospital Saint Louis Acute Care Hospital
Kenneth Hall Regional Hospital East Saint Louis Acute Care Hospital
Des Peres Hospital Saint Louis Acute Care Hospital
Mid County Surgery Center Saint Louis Ambulatory Surgical Center
South County Surgical Center Saint Louis Ambulatory Surgical Center
Advanced Ambulatory Surgical Care Creve Coeur Ambulatory Surgical Center
Belleville Surgical Center Belleville Ambulatory Surgical Center
Mid Rivers Ambulatory Surgery Center Saint Peters Ambulatory Surgical Center
Webster Ambulatory Surgery Center Webster Groves Ambulatory Surgical Center
SSM Depaul Health Center Saint Louis Acute Care Hospital
West County Surgical Center Creve Coeur Ambulatory Surgical Center
Anderson Hospital Maryville Acute Care Hospital
Jersey Community Hospital Jerseyville Acute Care Hospital
Bel Clair Surgical Center Belleville Ambulatory Surgical Center
Barnes-jewish Hospital Saint Louis Acute Care Hospital
SSM Saint Joseph Health Center - Wentzville Wentzville Acute Care Hospital
Edwardsville Ambulatory Surgery Center Glen Carbon Ambulatory Surgical Center
The Surgical Center of St. Louis Bridgeton Ambulatory Surgical Center
SSM Saint Mary's Health Center Richmond Heights Acute Care Hospital
Jefferson Memorial Surgery Center Festus Ambulatory Surgical Center
Chesterfield Surgery Center Chesterfield Ambulatory Surgical Center
Gateway Regional Medical Center Granite City Acute Care Hospital
The Surgery Center at St. Joseph Medical Park Saint Charles Ambulatory Surgical Center
Ranken Jordan Maryland Heights Childrens Hospital
Greenville Regional Hospital Greenville Acute Care Hospital
Endoscopy Center of St. Louis Des Peres GI Diagnostic Center
Cardinal Glennon Pediatric Surgery Center Saint Louis Ambulatory Surgical Center
Lincoln County Medical Center Troy Critical Access (Rural) Hospital
South County Outpatient Surgery Center Saint Louis Ambulatory Surgical Center
Mason Ridge Surgery Center Saint Louis Ambulatory Surgical Center
Riverside Ambulatory Surgery Center Florissant Ambulatory Surgical Center
Endoscopy Center of St. Louis Lake Saint Louis GI Diagnostic Center
Forest Park Hospital Saint Louis Acute Care Hospital
Manchester Surgery Center Des Peres Ambulatory Surgical Center
The Endoscopy and Colonoscopy Center Hazelwood GI Diagnostic Center
Mid- America Surgery Center Chesterfield 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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