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Upper Endoscopy or EGD – Nationwide Program
The ColonoscopyAssist program provides upper endoscopy procedures at select facilities at an affordable all-inclusive rate. The cost of the colonoscopy is dependent on the facility selected and whether it is performed at the same time as a colonoscopy. The cost of the upper endoscopy is priced between $875 and $1175.
FAQ – Frequently Asked Questions
Who is eligible to receive a discounted Upper Endoscopy or EGD?
To receive the discounted rate for an upper endoscopy you must be:
1) indicated for an upper endoscopy
2) paying for the entire procedure out of pocket
The program does not have any residency, income or immigration limitations at this time. Certain income and immigration limitations do apply if you intend to apply for financial assistance.
What is an upper endoscopy or EGD?
An upper GI endoscopy procedure or Esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD) is a procedure where a scope is inserted into the stomach via the throat. The procedure is only done upon physician reccomendation to diagnose certain conditions. It is not done as a screening and you should not assume that you need one along with a colonoscopy unless a physician has asked for it.
Where can I have the upper endoscopy procedure done?
ColonoscopyAssist offers the procedure at select participating healthcare facilities in most metropolitan regions. You can look up the closest participating provider using the links below.
» Search for the closest facility by Zip Code (Recommended)
» List of cities where Upper Endoscopy is available
What does our Upper Endoscopy flat rate include?
Our self-pay flat rate is an all-inclusive rate. It includes all costs related to the procedure and there are no hidden charges. The price includes:
- Physician Fees
- Facility or Hospital fees
- Sedation or Anesthesia costs
- Removal of polyps and taking of biopsies
- Pathology Cost (Lab fees)
- Reports from physician and pathology lab
Note: Our fee includes the removal and pathology lab fees for an unlimited number of polyps and biopsies.
This is important, as all Upper Endoscopy/ EGD have significant pathology and most practices do not include the cost of pathology in their quotes. For Upper Endoscopy Pathology costs often exceed the cost of the procedure.
What does our Upper Endoscopy flat rate not include?
Consultations are usually not needed for healthy patients going through the program. Patients can request a consult if they prefer for a discounted rate of approx $125.
- Follow Up Care:
Our rate only covers the colonoscopy procedure and does not cover any treatment before or after the colonoscopy.
- Clinical Lab Tests
Any non pathology lab tests are not covered.
Does the rate change if I have polyps or biopsies?
No it does not. Almost all Upper Endoscopy result in multiple biopsies so it should be expected. All biopsies are sent to a lab for testing and our all-inclusive flat rate includes biopsy and pathology for any number of specimens. This means that 2, 3 or even 12 biopsies could be sent out and you would not be responsible for any extra cost.
Typically, the cost of pathology is quite significant. Pathology from just 4 specimens during an Upper Endoscopy costs in the thousands.
Does the program schedule a screening Upper Endoscopy?
No. An upper endoscopy is never performed as a screening. It is a diagnostic procedure.
How do I schedule an Upper Endoscopy?
How long does it take to be scheduled? When can I expect my appointment?
Scheduling through the program is quicker than scheduling with most gastroenterology practices. Most patients are able to complete their procedure within 2 weeks of submitting their scheduling forms.
What are the payment terms?
Payments are due after an appointment is scheduled and can be made with credit card, check, money order or HSA card.
Patients can apply for financial assistance if they need help with paying for their procedure.
» See complete terms & conditions.
Do you schedule other procedures?
Yes. The ColonoscopyAssist program schedules Colonoscopy and Flexible Sigmoidoscopy procedures at this time. You can look up information at our Program Details page.
Will I get my procedure reports and results?
Yes. Just like any other medical service, you will receive a detailed report from the physician office after your Upper Endoscopy. A copy of your report can be sent to your primary physician if requested.
Can I use my Health Savings Account (HSA) or Flexible Spending Account (FSA) to pay for my Upper Endoscopy?
Yes. You will receive a receipt from our program that should be used when filing Form 8889 with your taxes. We recommend using your HSA or FSA accounts to pay for your Upper Endoscopy.
How much does a Upper Endoscopy cost on average?
Prices for Upper Endoscopy vary greatly depending on your location, provider and the amount of pathology you have. Typically, an Upper Endoscopy will result in the patient being billed by 4 different entities. A patient should expect bills from the physician office, surgery center or hospital, anesthesia group and pathology group.
Without insurance, a patient should on average expect to pay over $2500 for a Upper Endoscopy. A considerable savings can be achieved through ColonoscopyAssist.
Did you know?
- 1 in 19 Americans are diagnosed with colon cancer.
- Colon Cancer is the 3rd leading cause of deaths in the US
- Colon Cancer is completely avoidable with regular screening
Did you know?
Pathology is sometimes the most expensive part of a Colonoscopy. Polyps and biopsies are routinely sent to a pathology lab for testing resulting in hefty bills after the procedure.
The ColonoscopyAssist Program includes pathology costs in its flat all inclusive rate.