Minneapolis, MN Endoscopy Cost Comparison

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An Endoscopy in Minneapolis costs $1,956 on average when you take the median of the 48 medical providers who perform Endoscopy procedures in Minneapolis, MN. There are 1 different types of Endoscopy provided in Minneapolis, 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 Minneapolis 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 - $3,800 Free Quote

Compare Endoscopy Providers in Minneapolis, MN

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

  • 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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