New York, NY Endoscopy Cost Comparison

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An Endoscopy in New York costs $1,961 on average when you take the median of the 317 medical providers who perform Endoscopy procedures in New York, NY. There are 1 different types of Endoscopy provided in New York, 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 New York 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 $1,200 - $3,900 Free Quote

Compare Endoscopy Providers in New York, NY

Facility City Type
Ambulatory Surgical Center of Old Bridge Old Bridge Ambulatory Surgical Center
Saint John's Riverside Hospital - Andrus Pavilion Yonkers Acute Care Hospital
Southern Ocean County Hospital Manahawkin Acute Care Hospital
Interfaith Medical Center Brooklyn Acute Care Hospital
Hackensack University Medical Center Hackensack Acute Care Hospital
North Jersey Center for Surgery Newton Ambulatory Surgical Center
Bellevue Hospital Center New York Acute Care Hospital
Passaic Beth Israel Regional Medical Center Passaic Acute Care Hospital
Brookhaven Memorial Hospital Medical Center East Patchogue Acute Care Hospital
Advanced Endoscopy and Surgical Center Eatontown GI Diagnostic Center
May Street Surgi Center Edison Ambulatory Surgical Center
The Gastro Surgical Center of Nj Mountainside GI Diagnostic Center
Harlem Hospital Center New York Acute Care Hospital
Short Hills Surgery Center Millburn Ambulatory Surgical Center
Ambulatory Surgery Center Livingston Ambulatory Surgical Center
Morristown Memorial Hospital Morristown Acute Care Hospital
Ambulatory Sugical Center of Union County Union Ambulatory Surgical Center
Saint Barnabas Medical Center Livingston Acute Care Hospital
Prospect Street Obs Huntington GI Diagnostic Center
Hoboken University Medical Center Hoboken Acute Care Hospital
Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital at Rahway Rahway Acute Care Hospital
Huntington Hospital Huntington Acute Care Hospital
Endoscopy Center of Long Island Garden City GI Diagnostic Center
Ocean Medical Center Brick Acute Care Hospital
Progressive Surgery Center Farmingdale Ambulatory Surgical Center
Bey Lea Ambulatory Surgical Center Toms River Ambulatory Surgical Center
Jamaica Hospital Medical Center Jamaica Acute Care Hospital
Beth Israel Medical Center - Petrie Division New York Acute Care Hospital
Saint Clare's Hospital - Denville Denville Acute Care Hospital
Montefiore Medical Center - Moses Division Hospital Bronx Acute Care Hospital
Children's Specialized Hospital Mountainside Mountainside Childrens Hospital
Paramus Surgical Center Paramus Ambulatory Surgical Center
Saint Mary's Hospital Passaic Acute Care Hospital
Endo Surgical Center of North Jersey Clifton GI Diagnostic Center
Gupta Rockaway Obs Far Rockaway GI Diagnostic Center
Saint Michael's Medical Center Newark Acute Care Hospital
Bayonne Medical Center Bayonne Acute Care Hospital
Gramercy Surgery Center New York Ambulatory Surgical Center
Nassau University Medical Center East Meadow Acute Care Hospital
Community Medical Center Toms River Acute Care Hospital
Bayshore Community Hospital Holmdel Acute Care Hospital
Day Op of North Nassau Great Neck Ambulatory Surgical Center
Stony Brook University Medical Center Stony Brook Acute Care Hospital
Synergy Medical New York Ambulatory Surgical Center
New York Methodist Hospital Brooklyn Acute Care Hospital
Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center Brooklyn Acute Care Hospital
Hunterdon Medical Center Flemington Acute Care Hospital
New York GICenter Bronx GI Diagnostic Center
Maj Surgery Rye Ambulatory Surgical Center
Lawrence Hospital Center Bronxville Acute Care Hospital
Bronx-lebanon Hospital Center - Fulton Division Bronx Acute Care Hospital
Endoscopy Obs at Hmg Huntington Station GI Diagnostic Center
Moshenyat's Gastroenterology O.b.s. Brooklyn GI Diagnostic Center
Overlook Hospital Summit Acute Care Hospital
Market Street Surgical Center Saddle Brook Ambulatory Surgical Center
Saint Francis Hospital Roslyn Acute Care Hospital
Seashore Surgical Institute Brick Ambulatory Surgical Center
Richmond Ambulatory Surgical Facility Staten Island Ambulatory Surgical Center
Saint Barnabas Hospital Bronx Acute Care Hospital
Essex Endoscopy Center of Nj Newark GI Diagnostic Center
North Central Bronx Hospital Bronx Acute Care Hospital
Florham Park Endoscopy Center Florham Park GI Diagnostic Center
Northfield Surgical Center West Orange Ambulatory Surgical Center
Kimball Medical Center Lakewood Acute Care Hospital
Northern Monmouth Regional Surgery Center Manalapan Ambulatory Surgical Center
Lenox Hill Hospital New York Acute Care Hospital
The Endoscopy Center of Red Bank Red Bank GI Diagnostic Center
Westchester Ambulatory Surgery Center White Plains Ambulatory Surgical Center
Atrium Surgery Center Mine Hill Ambulatory Surgical Center
Ambulatory Surgery Center of Brooklyn Brooklyn Ambulatory Surgical Center
Lakewood Surgery Center Lakewood Ambulatory Surgical Center
Mercy Medical Center Rockville Centre Acute Care Hospital
Good Samaritan Hospital Suffern Acute Care Hospital
The Ambulatory Surgery Center of Westchester Mt Kisco Ambulatory Surgical Center
Metropolitan Surgery Center Hackensack Ambulatory Surgical Center
Center for Special Surgery Wall Township Ambulatory Surgical Center
Eastern Long Island Hospital Greenport Acute Care Hospital
Sdk Medical Great Neck Ambulatory Surgical Center
American Surgical Center of West Orange West Orange Ambulatory Surgical Center
Old Hook Medical Surgicenter Emerson Ambulatory Surgical Center
North Fullerton Surgery Center Montclair Ambulatory Surgical Center
Surgery Center of Somerset Somerset Ambulatory Surgical Center
The Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center Brooklyn Acute Care Hospital
White Plains Hospital Center White Plains Acute Care Hospital
Franklin Surgical Center Basking Ridge Ambulatory Surgical Center
Phelps Memorial Hospital Center Sleepy Hollow Acute Care Hospital
Atlantic Surgery Center Long Branch Ambulatory Surgical Center
St. Vincent's Staten Island Surgery Services Staten Island Ambulatory Surgical Center
Palisade Surgery Center Fort Lee Ambulatory Surgical Center
Metropolitan Hospital Center New York Acute Care Hospital
Hunterdon Center for Surgery Flemington Ambulatory Surgical Center
Bergen Gastroenterology Emerson GI Diagnostic Center
East Orange General Hospital East Orange Acute Care Hospital
New York-presbyterian Hospital/weill Cornell Medical New York Acute Care Hospital
Holy Name Hospital Teaneck Acute Care Hospital
James Street Surgical Suite Morristown Ambulatory Surgical Center
Boulevard Surgical Center Long Island City Ambulatory Surgical Center
The Valley Hospital Ridgewood Acute Care Hospital
Day-op Center of Long Island Mineola Ambulatory Surgical Center
Garden State Ambulatory Surgery Center Toms River Ambulatory Surgical Center
Nyack Hospital Nyack Acute Care Hospital
Center for Surgical Specialties Rutherford Ambulatory Surgical Center
Roxbury Open MRI and Surgical Center Succasunna Ambulatory Surgical Center
Richmond Ambulatory Services Staten Island Ambulatory Surgical Center
Long Island Jewish Medical Center New Hyde Park Acute Care Hospital
Glen Ridge Surgi Center Glen Ridge Ambulatory Surgical Center
Endoscopy Center of Ocean County Toms River GI Diagnostic Center
Jacobi Medical Center Bronx Acute Care Hospital
North Shore University Hospital Manhasset Acute Care Hospital
Elmhurst Hospital Center Elmhurst Acute Care Hospital
Fifth Avenue Medical Operatory New York Ambulatory Surgical Center
Saint Mary's Ambulatory Surgery Center Palisades Park Ambulatory Surgical Center
Englewood Hospital and Medical Center Englewood Acute Care Hospital
Ridgedale Surgery Center Cedar Knolls Ambulatory Surgical Center
Nj Gastro and Endoscopy Ce Wayne GI Diagnostic Center
New York Hospital Queens Flushing Acute Care Hospital
Toms River Surgery Center Toms River Ambulatory Surgical Center
Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center West Islip Acute Care Hospital
Hudson Valley Hospital Center Cortlandt Manor Acute Care Hospital
Linden Surgical Center Linden Ambulatory Surgical Center
Somerset Ambulatory Surgical Center Somerville Ambulatory Surgical Center
All City Family Health Care Brooklyn Ambulatory Surgical Center
Long Island Endoscopy Center Setauket GI Diagnostic Center
Upper East Side Surgical New York Ambulatory Surgical Center
Endoscopic Diagnostic and Treatment Center Brooklyn GI Diagnostic Center
Clara Maass Medical Center Belleville Acute Care Hospital
Wyckoff Heights Medical Center Brooklyn Acute Care Hospital
Saint Joseph's Regional Medical Center Paterson Acute Care Hospital
Hackensack Surgery Center Hackensack Ambulatory Surgical Center
Westchester Medical Center Valhalla Acute Care Hospital
Chilton Memorial Hospital Pompton Plains Acute Care Hospital
Pascack Valley Hospital Westwood Acute Care Hospital
Memorial Sloan-kettering Cancer Center New York Acute Care Hospital
Central Jersey Surgery Center. Eatontown Ambulatory Surgical Center
Middlesex Surgery Center Edison Ambulatory Surgical Center
Ambulatory Center of Excellence In Surgery Bloomfield Ambulatory Surgical Center
Digestive Health Center of Huntington Huntington GI Diagnostic Center
Pilgrim Medical Center Montclair Ambulatory Surgical Center
Peconic Bay Medical Center Riverhead Acute Care Hospital
Suburban Endoscopy Center Verona GI Diagnostic Center
Synergy First Medical Brooklyn Ambulatory Surgical Center
Mountainside Hospital Montclair Acute Care Hospital
A Center for Advanced Surgery Paramus Ambulatory Surgical Center
Sea Oaks Surgery Center Little Egg Harbor Ambulatory Surgical Center
Fifth Avenue Surgery New York Ambulatory Surgical Center
Clifton Surgery Center Clifton Ambulatory Surgical Center
Garden City Plaza Office Based Surgery Garden City Ambulatory Surgical Center
Saint John's Episcopal Hospital South Shore Far Rockaway Acute Care Hospital
Union Hospital Union Acute Care Hospital
University Hospital Newark Acute Care Hospital
Somerset Medical Center Somerville Acute Care Hospital
Cares Ambulatory Surgery Services New Brunswick Ambulatory Surgical Center
Gastroenterology Diagnostics of Northern New Jersey West Paterson GI Diagnostic Center
Ridgewood Ambulatory Surgery Center Ridgewood Ambulatory Surgical Center
Ambulatory Surgical Center of New Jersey Edison Ambulatory Surgical Center
North Jersey Ambulatory Surgery Center Hackensack Ambulatory Surgical Center
Southampton Hospital Southampton Acute Care Hospital
Premier Endoscopy Clifton GI Diagnostic Center
Physcian's Choice Surgicenter Howard Beach Ambulatory Surgical Center
Franklin Hospital Valley Stream Acute Care Hospital
Rockland Ambulatory Surgery Pearl River Ambulatory Surgical Center
Wayne Surgical Center Wayne Ambulatory Surgical Center
Metropolitan Surgical Institute South Amboy Ambulatory Surgical Center
Surgical Center at Cedar Knolls Cedar Knolls Ambulatory Surgical Center
Park Avenue Ambulatory Surgery New York Ambulatory Surgical Center
Usdk Medical Rockville Centre Ambulatory Surgical Center
Forest Hills Hospital Forest Hills Acute Care Hospital
Saint Joseph's Medical Center Yonkers Acute Care Hospital
Loewenstein Endoscopy Ofiices Long Beach GI Diagnostic Center
Bergen Ambulatory Surgery Center Saddle Brook Ambulatory Surgical Center
Parkmed New York Ambulatory Surgical Center
The Brooklyn Hospital Center Brooklyn Acute Care Hospital
Northern Westchester Hospital Mount Kisco Acute Care Hospital
Essex Surgery Center Hackensack Ambulatory Surgical Center
Stonybrook Surigcal Assoicates Stonybrook Ambulatory Surgical Center
Monmouth Medical Center Long Branch Acute Care Hospital
Saint Charles Hospital Port Jefferson Acute Care Hospital
Morristown Surgical Ctr. @ Madison Ave. Morristown GI Diagnostic Center
Montvale Surgical Center Montvale Ambulatory Surgical Center
Brooklyn Endoscopy and Ambulatory Surgery Center Brooklyn Ambulatory Surgical Center
Jfk Medical Center Edison Acute Care Hospital
South Shore Ambulatory Surgery Center Lynbrook Ambulatory Surgical Center
Prohealth Ambulatory Surgery Center New Hyde Park Ambulatory Surgical Center
Garden State Endoscopy and Surgery Center Kenilworth GI Diagnostic Center
Hudson Terrace Medical Englewood Cliffs Ambulatory Surgical Center
Garden State Surgical Center Fair Lawn Ambulatory Surgical Center
Manhattan East Endoscopy New York GI Diagnostic Center
Queens Surgi-center Glendale Ambulatory Surgical Center
Beth Israel Amb Surg Cent Brooklyn Division Brooklyn Ambulatory Surgical Center
Advanced Surgical Arts Center Edison Ambulatory Surgical Center
Saint Peter's University Hospital New Brunswick Acute Care Hospital
South Nassau Communities Hospital Oceanside Acute Care Hospital
Melville Surgery Center Melville Ambulatory Surgical Center
Glen Cove Hospital Glen Cove Acute Care Hospital
Karpinski Ambulatory Surgery Unit New York Ambulatory Surgical Center
Fort Washington Center New York Ambulatory Surgical Center
Hillside Surgicare Jamaica Ambulatory Surgical Center
Surgical Center at Millburn Millburn Ambulatory Surgical Center
Roseland Ambulatory Surgery Center Roseland Ambulatory Surgical Center
The Reed Center New York Ambulatory Surgical Center
Summit Medical Group Ambulatory Surgery Center Berkeley Heights Ambulatory Surgical Center
Endoscopy Center of Bergen County Paramus GI Diagnostic Center
Endo Surgi Center Union GI Diagnostic Center
Ramapo Valley Surgical Center Ramsey Ambulatory Surgical Center
Mediplex Surgery Center Edison Ambulatory Surgical Center
University Hospital of Brooklyn Brooklyn Acute Care Hospital
Flushing Hospital Medical Center Flushing Acute Care Hospital
Essex Surgical Arts Surgery Center Belleville Ambulatory Surgical Center
Ocean Endosurgery Center Toms River GI Diagnostic Center
S S C and Z Endoscopy Center Fort Lee GI Diagnostic Center
Southside Hospital Bay Shore Acute Care Hospital
Staten Island University Hospital - North Site Staten Island Acute Care Hospital
County Line Endoscopy and Surgical Center North Bergen Ambulatory Surgical Center
Affiliated Ambulatory Surgery Morristown Ambulatory Surgical Center
Maimonides Medical Center Brooklyn Acute Care Hospital
Vijay Arya Gastroenterology Middle Village GI Diagnostic Center
Center for Special Procedures Lakewood Ambulatory Surgical Center
Community Hospital at Dobbs Ferry Dobbs Ferry Acute Care Hospital
Ocean Surgical Pavilion Oakhurst Ambulatory Surgical Center
North Shore Surgi-center Smithtown Ambulatory Surgical Center
Hackensack Endoscopy Center Hackensack GI Diagnostic Center
Our Lady of Mercy Medical Center Bronx Acute Care Hospital
Gregory Surgical Services Jersey City Ambulatory Surgical Center
Putnam Hospital Center Carmel Acute Care Hospital
The Mount Sinai Hospital New York Acute Care Hospital
Hudson Crossing Surgery Center Fort Lee Ambulatory Surgical Center
Ambulatory Surgery Center of Greater New York Bronx Ambulatory Surgical Center
Sheepshead Bay Surgery Center Brooklyn Ambulatory Surgical Center
Raritan Bay Medical Center - Perth Amboy Perth Amboy Acute Care Hospital
Shrewsbury Surgery Center Shrewsbury Ambulatory Surgical Center
NYU Langone Medical Center New York Acute Care Hospital
Unite Health Center New York Ambulatory Surgical Center
Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital New Brunswick Acute Care Hospital
Park Avenue Endoscopy New York GI Diagnostic Center
Long Island Center for Digestive Health Garden City GI Diagnostic Center
John T. Mather Memorial Hospital Port Jefferson Acute Care Hospital
Oak Tree Surgery Center Edison Ambulatory Surgical Center
Newark Beth Israel Medical Center Newark Acute Care Hospital
Ambulatory Surgery Center of East Tremont Medical Center Bronx Ambulatory Surgical Center
Monmouth Surgi Center Red Bank Ambulatory Surgical Center
Edison Surgical Center Edison Ambulatory Surgical Center
Central Jersey Ambulatory Surgical Center Hillsborough Ambulatory Surgical Center
Christ Hospital Jersey City Acute Care Hospital
Queens Hospital Center Jamaica Acute Care Hospital
Advanced Surgical Arts Facility Staten Island Ambulatory Surgical Center
Newton Memorial Hospital Newton Acute Care Hospital
North Jersey Surgery Center Englewood Cliffs Ambulatory Surgical Center
Ksc Or Services Huntington Ambulatory Surgical Center
Ocean Parkway Endoscopy Obs Brooklyn GI Diagnostic Center
Long Island College Hospital Brooklyn Acute Care Hospital
New York Westchester Square Medical Center Bronx Acute Care Hospital
Sound Shore Medical Center New Rochelle Acute Care Hospital
New York Downtown Hospital New York Acute Care Hospital
Suffolk Surgery Center Shirley Ambulatory Surgical Center
The Center for Ambulatory Surgery Mountainside Ambulatory Surgical Center
Manhattan Colorectal Surgical Unit New York GI Diagnostic Center
The Nguyen Center Stony Brook Ambulatory Surgical Center
New Island Hospital Bethpage Acute Care Hospital
Endosurgical Center of Central Nj East Brunswick GI Diagnostic Center
Kings County Hospital Center Brooklyn Acute Care Hospital
2116 Kings Highway GI Brooklyn Ambulatory Surgical Center
Saint James Hospital Newark Acute Care Hospital
Meadowbrook Endoscopy Center Westbury GI Diagnostic Center
Plainview Hospital Plainview Acute Care Hospital
Bergen Regional Medical Center Paramus Acute Care Hospital
Murray Hill Care New York Ambulatory Surgical Center
Palisades Medical Center North Bergen Acute Care Hospital
Surgicare of Englewood Cliffs Englewood Cliffs Ambulatory Surgical Center
Riverview Medical Center Red Bank Acute Care Hospital
Blythedale Children's Hospital Valhalla Childrens Hospital
Rockefeller University Hospital New York Acute Care Hospital
Kips Bay Endoscopy Center New York GI Diagnostic Center
Jersey Shore University Medical Center Neptune Acute Care Hospital
Jersey City Medical Center Jersey City Acute Care Hospital
Endo-surgi Center of Old Bridge Old Bridge Ambulatory Surgical Center
Jelksmedical New York Ambulatory Surgical Center
Saint Joseph's Wayne Hospital Wayne Acute Care Hospital
Surgicare Ambulatory Surgery Center of Ny Bronx Ambulatory Surgical Center
New York Community Hospital Brooklyn Acute Care Hospital
Mount Vernon Hospital Mount Vernon Acute Care Hospital
Eltra West Orange Ambulatory Surgical Center
Saddle River Valley Surgical Center Paramus Ambulatory Surgical Center
Andrew Jacono Center Great Neck Ambulatory Surgical Center
Shore Outpatient Surgicenter Lakewood Ambulatory Surgical Center
Ap Surgery Center Edison Ambulatory Surgical Center
Saint Clare's Hospital - Sussex Sussex Acute Care Hospital
Austin Medical Obs Forest Hills GI Diagnostic Center
Surgicare of Oradell Oradell Ambulatory Surgical Center
Centrastate Medical Center Freehold Acute Care Hospital
Sheepshead Bay Endoscopy Brooklyn GI Diagnostic Center
Advanced Endoscopy Center Bronx GI Diagnostic Center
Accredited Endoscopy Services Obs New Hyde Park GI Diagnostic Center
Columbus Hospital Newark Acute Care Hospital
Coney Island Hospital Brooklyn Acute Care Hospital
Endoscopic Ambulatory Specialty Center of Bay Ridge Brooklyn GI Diagnostic Center
Teaneck Gastroenterology Teaneck GI Diagnostic Center
Hanover Endoscopy Center Whippany GI Diagnostic Center
Lutheran Healthcare Brooklyn Acute Care Hospital
Northeast Surgical Mount Kisco Ambulatory Surgical Center
Fifth Avenue Surgery Center New York Ambulatory Surgical Center
University Surgicenter East Brunswick Ambulatory Surgical Center
Stoneleigh Medical Endoscopy Obs Carmel GI Diagnostic Center
Gold Ambulatory Surgery Center Great Neck Ambulatory Surgical Center
Brook Plaza Ambulatory Surg Ctr Brooklyn Ambulatory Surgical Center
Winthrop-university Hospital Mineola Acute Care Hospital
Ironbound Endosurgical Center Newark GI Diagnostic Center
Manalapan Surgery Center Manalapan Ambulatory Surgical Center
Bergen Passaic Ambulatory Surgery Center Clifton Ambulatory Surgical Center
Trinitas Hospital Elizabeth Acute Care Hospital
Ambulatory Center for Endoscopy North Bergen GI Diagnostic Center
Surgicenter Toms River Ambulatory Surgical Center
Meadowlands Hospital Medical Center Secaucus Acute Care Hospital
Saint Luke's-roosevelt Hospital Center - Saint Lukes New York Acute Care Hospital
60 East End Office Endoscopy New York GI Diagnostic Center
Weissman Endoscopy Obs Brooklyn GI Diagnostic Center
Manhattan Office Endoscopy New York GI Diagnostic Center
Somerset Surgical Center Bridgewater 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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