The Iowa Clinic Endoscopy Center is accredited by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC), assuring that our care, policies, procedures, processes and outcomes are all up to nationally-accepted standards.
Our physicians and staff are dedicated to providing you and your family members with personal attention. We’ll make every effort to ensure that you and your loved ones are made as comfortable as possible from the time of admission until your release to go home.
As a reminder, patients must secure a ride to and from their procedure with someone at least 18 years of age who has a cell phone. Do not use a taxi, Uber or other public transportation service.
Preparing For Your Colonoscopy
The Endoscopy Center Experience
We hold ourselves to the highest standards of excellence. Every procedure is performed with state-of-the-art equipment by board-certified gastroenterologists. Our colon polyp detection rates rank higher than the national average. And every tissue sample and biopsy is reviewed by a specialist in gastrointestinal pathology.
Along the way, we work to make every part of your endoscopic procedure more comfortable. We also take precautions to ensure your health and safety, preventing infection and exposure to COVID-19. Take a virtual tour to see what it’s like to get an endoscopic procedure.
Susan arrives at the Endoscopy Center for a procedure.
Once inside, Susan is greeted and takes a seat in the waiting room.
Susan proceeds to check in with the Front Desk staff.
A nurse calls Susan’s name and takes her back to start her admission process.
The nurse leads Susan to an admit/recovery room to be admitted for her procedure.
Susan then meets with the doctor before her procedure so she can ask any questions and understand the procedure.
The doctor does a brief examination before the procedure.
Susan is ready to be taken to the procedure room.
Our friendly staff explain what will be happening next to help ease any anxiety Susan may have. The nurse begins to get her ready for the procedure.
Medications are given to help make Susan comfortable during the procedure.
The doctor starts the procedure once Susan is comfortable.
Once the procedure is complete, the doctor speaks to Susan to go over the findings and any follow-up recommendations.
Susan is ready to go home and rest for the remainder of the day.
Paying for Your Endoscopic Procedure
The cost of each endoscopic procedure varies. Charges are based on a facility fee for each procedure performed as well as a provider fee. We ask that you pay co-insurance fees on the day of your procedure. For your convenience, we accept cash, personal checks, Visa and MasterCard.
Following your procedure, we’ll file your claim with insurance. If the facility fee or provider fee is more than your insurance plan allows, we’ll bill you for the difference.
If you have any questions about the cost of your procedure or would like an estimate before undergoing a procedure, call the Central Billing Office at (515) 875-9604.