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Why choose Regional Surgicenter over a hospital for your GI Procedure?

Are you scheduled for a GI procedure at the hospital or are you weighing your options of where to have your next procedure?  If you are, here is some information that may help you in the decision-making process.

Quality
For over 15 years, patients from the Quad Cities and surrounding areas have been coming to Gastroenterology Consultants and Regional Surgicenter to receive their gastrointestinal care in a safe setting that was founded on servicing the unique needs of GI patients.

Efficiency/Convenience
When you are scheduled for a procedure, you do not want to have to navigate a large, confusing facility and spend a lot of time waiting before and after your procedure. At Regional Surgicenter, most cases are complete and the patient is discharged within 2 hours of checking in.

Cost
If those two factors are not convincing enough, consider the cost.  Do you know that at a hospital, the amount you pay out of pocket for the facility fee can be twice as much or more than what the fee is at Regional Surgicenter, even if the same doctor does your procedure? If you are a Medicare beneficiary with no secondary insurance coverage, for example, you are responsible for 20% of the facility allowable. Because Regional Surgicenter is an Ambulatory Surgery Center, costs are generally much lower than at the hospital.

The examples below show how the difference in payments affects what a Medicare beneficiary with no secondary insurance pays out-of-pocket for some common GI procedures. If you have a deductible, your pocketbook will be affected even more.

 

Colonoscopy   Your Savings
Hospital $569.89  
Regional SurgiCenter $332.98  
Patient Portions-Hospital $113.98  
Patient Portions-Regional SurgiCenter $66.60 $47.38

 

Upper Endoscopy (EGD)   Your Savings
Hospital $611.73  
Regional SurgiCenter $316.57  
Patient Portions-Hospital $122.35  
Patient Portions-Regional SurgiCenter $63.31 $59.04

 

Sigmoidoscopy   Your Savings
Hospital $379.40  
Regional SurgiCenter $92.21  
Patient Portions-Hospital $75.88  
Patient Portions-Regional SurgiCenter $18.44 $57.44

 

To schedule your office visit or GI procedure at Heartland Clinic, which includes Gatroenteroogy Consultants and Regional SurgiCenter, call (309) 762-5560