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    4 Reasons to Schedule Endoscopies at Ambulatory Surgery Centers

    Your upper endoscopy could cost considerably less if you schedule your procedure at an ambulatory surgery center instead of a hospital.

    If your doctor recommends an upper endoscopy to diagnose a digestive condition, ask about scheduling the procedure at an ambulatory surgery center (ASC). An ASC is a state-of-the-art facility that provides outpatient surgical, diagnostic and preventative services. With all the latest technology of a hospital, an ASC provides quality care at a discounted cost because of the specialty services it offers.

    Over 50 percent of all surgeries in the United States are performed at ambulatory surgery centers. Thanks to advances in surgical methods and pain management, many procedures that previously required a hospital stay can now be done on an outpatient basis so patients can recover at home.

    Some of the many benefits ASCs offer include:

    Convenient Parking

    Eliminate the hassle of traffic jams, high-rise parking garages and confusing signage of major hospitals. ASCs offer convenient, stress-free parking so you can arrive on time for your endoscopy. After your procedure, you won’t have to worry about remembering where you parked your car.

    Comfortable, Relaxed Environment

    Hospitals serve hundreds of patients, and it is not uncommon to experience extended wait times. Wait times are shorter at ASCs because they are smaller and schedule a limited number of procedures per day. You’ll find ASCs have a pleasant, relaxed atmosphere that feels quite different from a hospital and seems more home-like.

    Personal Care

    ASCs emphasize patient satisfaction. From the receptionist who welcomes you to the post-op nurse who reviews your discharge instructions, you’ll feel the difference in the personal care and attention you receive.

    Considerable Savings

    An ASC offers convenient, comfortable, quality care at an affordable price. Patients often pay a lower coinsurance payment for procedures at ASCs compared to hospitals. Most importantly, ASCs value transparency. By making their pricing readily available, you can make wise financial decisions with your healthcare dollars.

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    Consider an ambulatory surgery center for your upper endoscopy. If you are not under the care of a fellowship-trained gastroenterologist, click here and enter your zip code in the orange box for a list of specialists in your area. We look forward to helping you get a high-quality upper endoscopy at a reasonable price.

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