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Gastroendoscopy examination fees 2023

Where can you get a gastric endoscopy examination? The Bowtie team has compiled data comparing the fees for gastric endoscopy examinations at different hospitals or clinics and shares specific reimbursement procedures to provide you with more information on the costs and insurance reimbursement for gastric endoscopy examinations.
Author Bowtie Team
Date 2023-07-11
Updated on 2023-07-12
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Public Hospital FesesPrivate Hospital FeesClinic FeesWhat factors will influence gastroscopy examination fees?Which types of insurance can cover gastroscopy?How to make a claim?FAQ

Public Hospital Feses

HospitalExamination ItemFees
Government Private Medical Service Esophagogastroduodenoscopy + Endoscopic Submucosal Dissection ± Monitored AnesthesiaHK$30,000 – HK$90,000*
  • *The above fees include the surgeon, anesthetist, medications used during the procedure, and operating room expenses. Additional charges may apply for special consumables used by individual patients, such as implants, prosthetic organs and devices, and disposable laparoscopic instruments used during the surgery.
  • NoteThe above fee prices are for reference only (updated as of January 31, 2023). For more details, please consult the Hospital Authority.

Private Hospital Fees

Private HospitalExamination ProcedureProcedure Price#Inpatient Procedure Price#
Canossa HospitalGastroscopy +/- Polypectomy HK$75,642
Gastroscopy and Colonoscopy +/- PolypectomyHK$52,404
Evangel HospitalGastroscopy +/- PolypsHK$11,097HK$15,588
Gastroscopy and Colonoscopy +/- PolypsHK$23,306HK$29,657
Gleneagles Hong Kong HospitalGastroscopy and Colonoscopy +/- Polypectomy HK$28,183HK$37,266
Gastroscopy +/- PolypectomyHK$17,084HK$26,613
Hong Kong Baptist HospitalGastroscopy +/- PolypectomyHK$16,032HK$31,591
Gastroscopy and Colonoscopy +/- PolypectomyHK$32,004HK$41,912
Union HospitalGastroscopy +/- PolypectomyHK$12,440HK$21,320
Gastroscopy and Colonoscopy +/- Polypectomy HK$25,360HK$35,870
Matilda International HospitalGastroscopy and Colonoscopy+/- Polypectomy HK$35,919HK$36,922
Gastroscopy +/- Polypectomy HK$22,033
CUHK Medical CentreGastroscopy +/- PolypectomyHK$14,620HK$16,710
Gastroscopy and Colonoscopy+/- PolypectomyHK$24,170HK$26,510
Hong Kong Adventist Hospital – Tsuen WanGastroscopy and Colonoscopy+/- PolypectomyHK$27,939HK$45,408
Gastroscopy +/- PolypectomyHK$17,936HK$32,801
Precious Blood Hospital (Caritas)GastroscopyHK$10,564
Gastroscopy and Colonoscopy+/- PolypectomyHK$31,033.5
  • #The above surgical fees are the median figures based on past statistics, sourced from the hospitals' official websites (updated as of January 31, 2023).
  • NoteThe above fees include doctor's fees and hospitalization fees.

Clinic Fees

ClinicFeesExamination Package Details
Humansa HD Endoscopy

(Kwai Fong/Kwun Tong/Yuen Long)

HK$ 8,300

(Additional HK$2,500 for monitored anesthesia)

Package includes:

  • Intravenous sedation fee
  • Biopsy forceps
  • Pathology report with photos
  • Doctor’s fee
  • Operating room fee
  • Laboratory fee
  • Instrument fee
  • Laxatives
  • Pre-operative consultation fee
  • Helicobacter pylori test
Hong Kong Medical and Gastroenterology Center HK$ 8,200Package Include :

  • Surgeon’s fee
  • Operating room fee
  • Blood pressure and oxygen saturation monitoring
  • Sedative, oxygen
  • Helicobacter pylori test
  • Endoscopic images and CD
Specialist HKHK$ 7,500 

(Additional HK$2,000 for monitored anesthesia)

Package includes:

  • Helicobacter pylori test
  • Surgeon’s fee
  • Instrument fee
  • Local anesthesia fee
  • Laboratory fee
  • Carbon dioxide fee
  • Operating room fee
  • Attached report
  • Post-operative protective medication fee
  • Post-operative explanation report
  • Miscellaneous expenses related to the examination process
Humansa HD Endoscopy

(Central)

HK$ 8,300

(Additional HK$2,500 for monitored anesthesia)

Package Include :

  • Intravenous sedation fee
  • Pathology report with photos
  • Doctor’s fee
  • Operating room fee
  • Laboratory fee
  • Instrument fee
  • Laxatives
  • Pre-operative consultation fee
  • Helicobacter pylori test
The Grand HD Endoscopy CentreHK$ 6,800

(Additional HK$2,500 for monitored anesthesia)

Package includes:

  • Intravenous sedation fee
  • Biopsy forceps
  • Pathology report with photos
  • Doctor’s fee
  • Operating room fee
  • Laboratory fee
  • Instrument fee
  • Laxatives
  • Pre-operative consultation fee
  • Helicobacter pylori test
  • Note The above fees are based on the information displayed on their official websites as of January 31, 2023. For detailed charges, please inquire with the respective clinics.

What factors will influence gastroscopy examination fees?

The cost of gastroscopy examination is primarily influenced by the following factors:

Complexity of the examination procedure

Generally, the more complex the examination, the higher the cost. If special procedures such as polyp removal or biopsy are required, the price tends to be higher.

Medication use

Depending on the situation, doctors may administer sedatives and pain medications to the patient undergoing the examination. Different anesthesia methods, such as monitored anesthesia, may also be used, which can affect the cost.

Hospital facilities

The qualifications of the doctors, the level of advanced equipment in the operating room, and the comfort of the environment can all impact the fees charged by each hospital.

Which types of insurance can cover gastroscopy?

If a gastroscopy examination is conducted based on a written recommendation from a primary care doctor, the eligible outpatient consultation fees, medication costs, and examination fees are covered under Bowtie Voluntary Health Insurance Scheme. For example, the following table provides coverage limits for various gastroscopy examination items under Bowtie Voluntary Health Insurance (Standard/Flexible) and Bowtie Pink Voluntary Health Insurance for reference:

Examination ItemCoverage
Bowtie VHIS(Standard)Bowtie VHIS(Flexi)Bowtie Pink VHIS
Esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD) with or without biopsy and/or polypectomySurgeon fees per procedure:

HK$5,000*

Surgeon fees per procedure:

Flexi (Basic)

HK$6,000*

Flexi (Standard)

HK$9,000*

Full reimbursement#
Esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD) with foreign body removal
  • *The coverage limits mentioned only include surgeon fees. Voluntary Health Insurance also provides coverage for other procedures, such as specialist fees, room rental, anesthesiologist fees, operating room fees, miscellaneous fees, etc. The coverage limits for each item will depend on the complexity of the examination, and the Voluntary Health Insurance Surgical Schedule has classified procedures based on complexity (from small to complex).
  • #Bowtie Pink Voluntary Health Insurance series provides full reimbursement for eligible medical expenses related to diagnoses, hospitalization, surgeries, and specified non-surgical cancer treatments, excluding the United States, subject to annual and lifetime coverage limits. The compensation amounts may be adjusted for claims involving hospitals in Mainland China outside the designated hospital list, high-end hospitals within the designated hospital list in Mainland China, rooms exceeding the specified level, or pre-existing conditions before enrollment.
  • NoteThe company reserves the right to request proof of the written recommendation, such as referral letters or statements provided by the primary care doctor or registered doctor on the claim application form.

How to make a claim?

The claim process for Bowtie Voluntary Health Insurance is not complicated and follows these steps:

  1. Prepare the required documents (see below).
  2. Log in to your Bowtie account and apply for a claim.
  3. Answer a few questions about the examination.
  4. Submit your bank details.
  5. Upload the necessary documents.
  6. Wait for the approval process.
  7. Receive compensation.

Click here to view claim tutorial.

To apply for a claim, you will need the following documents/receipts:

  1. Completed and signed inpatient compensation claim form by the doctor.
  2. Original hospital receipt.
  3. All pathology reports.

Private hospitals usually have different claim forms for various insurance companies. As long as you inform the doctor clearly about the medical insurance you have purchased, they will have experience in filling out the forms. It is recommended to prepare a summary of your insurance coverage for the doctor’s reference.

How long does it take to receive compensation after applying?

The time required for each claim varies depending on the complexity of the case. Approximately 80%# of cases are processed within 10 working days, and the compensation amount is transferred to the claimant’s designated bank account within 3 working days after successful approval.

  • #Data as of January 2023.

FAQ

How long does it typically take to schedule a government-funded gastroscopy?

Bowtie contacted the Pamela Youde Nethersole Eastern Hospital (2595 6111) to inquire about the waiting time for a government-funded gastroscopy. The response received was that it can take 1-2 years or even longer. However, this number should be taken as a reference only, as the specific time may vary depending on the patient’s condition. It is recommended to contact the hospital directly for more information.

Is hospitalization required for a gastroscopy?

Gastroscopy examinations can be performed in a hospital’s day center, allowing patients to be discharged on the same day without an overnight stay. However, there is also an option for a two-day, one-night hospital stay. The decision depends on the patient’s condition, and it is advisable to consult with the doctor for more details.

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