3 Reasons a Surgical Center Is Better Than Hospital for a Colonoscopy
You’ve heard that you’re supposed to get a colonoscopy (at the age of 45, or sooner if you have risk factors) – but did you know that you DON’T have to have a colonoscopy at a hospital? That, in fact, you can have a better experience by not having it at a hospital?
Unless you have a health condition that requires you to have access to a full-service hospital, you’ll likely be able to have your colonoscopy at a surgical center instead…with less hassle. Surgery centers have been performing safe, high-quality outpatient services for more than 40 years – benefitting you, the patient.
Here are 3 Reasons Having your Colonoscopy at a Surgical Center is Better than Having it at a Hospital:
It saves you money.
That’s right: the cost of an outpatient procedure performed at an outpatient surgical center (like Gastrointestinal Specialists, P.C.) instead of at a hospital usually costs a lot less.
For instance, the average cost of a colonoscopy at a hospital is $3,059.07.
In contrast, the average cost of a colonoscopy at a surgical center is $1,590.08.
That’s nearly HALF the cost – for the exact same procedure.
We provide safe, quality procedures the same as hospitals do – maintaining our high standards. Our center is accredited by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care, and we are also CMS certified.
When you’re paying out of pocket (and even if insurance picks up the bill), you deserve to know all the costs in what you’re paying for. You’ll find our transparency helpful: We will tell you all the costs up front, without any hidden costs showing up after your procedure.
If you’ve ever had a procedure at a hospital or drove someone to one, you know it’s often a lot of hurry-up-and-wait.
It’s trying to find a parking spot with all the other people coming in for their procedures…and those visiting loved ones at the hospital.
It’s navigating the long hallways, making sure you find the right room and the right waiting room (and park at the right entrance!).
But at our surgery center, we are focused on a limited number of procedures, so it’s much easier to maneuver around here than a typical hospital environment would be.
You won’t have to hurry to get there on time only to have to sit and wait for all the people you encounter to take your paperwork, while they’re taking paperwork from seemingly every other person in the hospital at the same time.
Who wants added stress when they’re going in for a medical procedure? No one.
Personalized, comfortable care.
When you’re having a medical procedure performed, you want to be relaxed and calm and possible. That’s what we want for you, too. When you’re at Gastrointestinal Specialists, P.C., the atmosphere is pleasant and relaxed. Because we offer targeted, specialty services in a smaller setting, it will feel more like home (as much as can be when you’re having your health taken care of!).
Because you aren’t at a hospital with constant rotating staff who are busy taking care of a multitude of patients, you’ll feel more comfortable and receive the personalized care from our dedicated staff.
You won’t feel like a burden for asking any questions, because we’re here for you and ready to answer anything and address any concerns you may have.
Choose Gastrointestinal Specialists, P.C.
Stop paying too much for healthcare! At Gastrointestinal Specialists, P.C., our surgical center can perform outpatient procedures that you may normally get at a hospital – for a much lower cost. Contact us today to schedule your colonoscopy (or have any other of your gastrointestinal issues, including Celiac Disease, looked into) at our Metro Detroit locations.