Pittsburgh, PA Endoscopy Cost Comparison

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An Endoscopy in Pittsburgh costs $1,801 on average when you take the median of the 58 medical providers who perform Endoscopy procedures in Pittsburgh, PA. There are 1 different types of Endoscopy provided in Pittsburgh, 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 Pittsburgh 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 $1,100 - $3,500 Free Quote

Compare Endoscopy Providers in Pittsburgh, PA

Facility City Type
Monongahela Valley Hospital Monongahela Acute Care Hospital
Surgery Center at Cranberry Cranberry Twp Ambulatory Surgical Center
Saint Clair Hospital Pittsburgh Acute Care Hospital
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center South Side Pittsburgh Acute Care Hospital
Lowry Surgicenter Jeannette Ambulatory Surgical Center
Aestique Ambulatory Surgical Center Greensburg Ambulatory Surgical Center
Mt Pleasant Surgery Center Mount Pleasant Ambulatory Surgical Center
Canonsburg General Hospital Canonsburg Acute Care Hospital
Four Seasons Endoscopy Center Beaver Falls GI Diagnostic Center
North Shore Endoscopy Center Pittsburgh GI Diagnostic Center
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Presbyterian Pittsburgh Acute Care Hospital
Southwestern Endoscopy Center Uniontown GI Diagnostic Center
Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh Pittsburgh Childrens Hospital
Upmc Monroeville Surgery Center Monroeville Ambulatory Surgical Center
Aliquippa Community Hospital Aliquippa Acute Care Hospital
Western Pa Surgery Center Wexford Ambulatory Surgical Center
Surgicenter at Ligonier Ligonier Ambulatory Surgical Center
Digestive Health and Endoscopy Center Pittsburgh GI Diagnostic Center
Heritage Valley Sewickley Sewickley Acute Care Hospital
Frick Hospital Mount Pleasant Acute Care Hospital
Heritage Valley Beaver Beaver Acute Care Hospital
Jefferson Regional Medical Center Pittsburgh Acute Care Hospital
Latrobe Hospital Latrobe Acute Care Hospital
Uniontown Hospital Uniontown Acute Care Hospital
Ohio Valley General Hospital Mckees Rocks Acute Care Hospital
Three Rivers Endoscopy Center Moon Township GI Diagnostic Center
Beaver Valley Center for Surgery Aliquippa Ambulatory Surgical Center
Surgery Center at Edgworth Commons Sewickley Ambulatory Surgical Center
Magee-womens Hospital of University of Pittsburgh Pittsburgh Acute Care Hospital
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center St. Margaret Pittsburgh Acute Care Hospital
Waterfront Surgery Center Homestead Ambulatory Surgical Center
Allegheny General Hospital Pittsburgh Acute Care Hospital
The Washington Hospital Washington Acute Care Hospital
South Hills Endoscopy Center Pittsburgh GI Diagnostic Center
20-20 Surgery Center Greensburg Ambulatory Surgical Center
Southwestern Ambulatory Surgery Center Pittsburgh Ambulatory Surgical Center
The Western Pennsylvania Hospital - Forbes Regional Monroeville Acute Care Hospital
The Western Pennsylvania Hospital Pittsburgh Acute Care Hospital
Shadyside Surgi-center Pittsburgh Ambulatory Surgical Center
Westmoreland Regional Hospital Greensburg Acute Care Hospital
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Mckeesport Mckeesport Acute Care Hospital
East Side Surgery Center Pittsburgh Ambulatory Surgical Center
Butler Ambulatory Surgery Center Butler Ambulatory Surgical Center
North Shore Ambulatory Surgical Pittsburgh Ambulatory Surgical Center
The Children's Institute Pittsburgh Childrens Hospital
Mercy Jeannette Hospital Jeannette Acute Care Hospital
Armstrong County Memorial Hospital Kittanning Acute Care Hospital
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Passavant Pittsburgh Acute Care Hospital
Alle-kiski Medical Center Natrona Heights Acute Care Hospital
The Children's Home of Pittsburgh Pittsburgh Childrens Hospital
Highlands Hospital Connellsville Acute Care Hospital
Laurel Surgical Center Greensburg Ambulatory Surgical Center
Spartan Health Surgicenter Monongahela Ambulatory Surgical Center
Butler Memorial Hospital Butler Acute Care Hospital
Allegheny General Hospital - Suburban Campus Pittsburgh Acute Care Hospital
Mccandless Endoscopy Center Pittsburgh GI Diagnostic Center
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Mercy Pittsburgh Acute Care Hospital
Tri-state Surgery Center Washington 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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