Endoscopic Surgery Gastroenterologist Consultation
Specialty surgeon consultation – 1-hour assessment and treatment recommendation.
Endoscopic Surgery typically refers to looking inside the body for medical reasons using an endoscope, an instrument used to examine the interior of a hollow organ or cavity of the body.
Unlike most other medical imaging devices, endoscopes are inserted directly into the organ.
It is ‘minimally invasive’ or ‘keyhole’ surgery, which generally means operations that are less traumatic than traditional surgery.
By using special instruments, the approach can allow for smaller incisions, quicker recovery, and fewer side effects.
The procedure uses a long, flexible tube with a camera and light attached. It is inserted into the body through a small incision.
The image is sent to a screen that the surgeon watches during the operation.
The surgeon also makes other small incisions to insert whatever tools are necessary to do the procedure.
This procedure can be used in most body cavities for diagnosis and treatment.
The total cost includes a one-hour consultation with a specialist.
Not included are diagnostic studies, consultations with additional specialists, and cost of complication management; travel, food, and lodging.