Wellington Endoscopy Center provides exceptional clinical care in a personalized, compassionate environment. To have a procedure at our location, you must first schedule an appointment with one of our doctors: Mariana Middelhof, MD, Leslie Perla, MD, Steven Sacks, DO, or Matthew Smith, DO.

Procedures Performed

  • Diagnostic Colonoscopy
  • Screening Colonoscopy
  • Upper Endoscopy (EGD)
  • Flexible Sigmoidoscopy

Before Your Procedure

One to two days before your procedure, a member of the nursing staff will contact you to verify the time of your procedure. It is important to let the center know if you have been experiencing any changes to your health. This includes fever, headaches, flu-like symptoms, etc.

For individuals taking medications such as blood thinners, diabetic medications, etc. please consult with your individual physician(s) for instructions.

Day of Procedure

Please arrive promptly at the time instructed, usually 60-90 minutes prior to your procedure time. This will allow adequate time for all necessary admission procedures. Please bring your insurance identification cards and photo ID.

After Procedure

Your doctor will provide specific instructions for care while recovering at home. In the event of difficulty, please call your doctor. For the first 24 hours following procedure, do not engage in strenuous activities, do not drink any alcoholic beverages, drive, or make any critical decisions. A nurse from Westland Endoscopy Center will call you within a day or two to evaluate how you are recovering at home.

Notices

Download and review our Patient Rights and Responsibilities and Notice of Privacy Practices. You can also receive copies at our front desk.

Insurances

  • Aetna Health Plans
  • Avmed Health Plans
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Dimension Health
  • Health Sun
  • Humana
  • Medicare Part B
  • Multiplan
  • Preferred Care Partners
  • Preferred Medical Plan
  • Simply Healthcare
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
  • Wellcare Health Plans

Financial Assistance Policy

If Wellington Endoscopy Center believes that you have health insurance and/or HMO coverage(s) that may cover some or all of the services, Wellington Endoscopy Center may initiate contact with them to determine your cost-sharing responsibilities for The Wellington Endoscopy Center’s bill. You may contact them directly as well for additional information concerning your cost-sharing responsibilities. If Wellington Endoscopy Center determines that you have cost-sharing responsibilities for Wellington Endoscopy Center’s bill, in accordance with Wellington Endoscopy Center’s financial assistance policies, you will be required to pay your cost-sharing responsibilities in full on or before the date that services are provided. Wellington Endoscopy Center’s financial assistance policies are that if you are unable to pay your cost-sharing responsibilities in full on or before the date that Services are provided, because you believe you are medically indigent or you are not covered by any health insurance or HMO, then upon request Wellington Endoscopy Center, in its sole discretion, may offer you a discount on the amount due and/or offer a payment plan. Any such discount is considered by Wellington Endoscopy Center “charity care.” There is no formal application process for obtaining “charity care” at Wellington Endoscopy Center. Wellington Endoscopy Center’s standard collection policy is to produce and send one or more bills to patients for their cost sharing amount.

Good Faith Estimate

Upon your request, and before the provision of non-emergency care at Wellington Endoscopy Center, you can receive a good faith estimate of anticipated charges for the treatment of your condition at Wellington Endoscopy Center. This estimate must be provided to you within seven (7) days of the request being received by Wellington Endoscopy Center. Please note that the service bundle information is a non-personalized estimate of costs and may vary from actual costs. Florida’s Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA) makes available data on prices at Pricing.FloridaHealthFinder.gov. You should contact your insurer or health maintenance organization regarding your cost-sharing responsibilities. You may request and obtain a Good Faith Estimate by calling Wellington Endoscopy Center at 561-214-6094.

Itemized Bill

Upon request and after discharge from Wellington Endoscopy Center, your patient record may be available to you within 10 working days for verification of the accuracy of your patient statement.

Provider Disclosure

Services may be provided in this health care facility by Wellington Endoscopy Center as well as by other health care providers who may separately bill the patient and who may or may not participate with the same health insurers or health maintenance organizations as Wellington Endoscopy Center.  You may request a more personalized estimate of charges from these other health care providers by contacting the health care providers directly. Wellington Endoscopy Center may contract with providers for pathology and anesthesiology services; these services are billed separately from Wellington Endoscopy Center for their services.  You may contact these providers through their contact information provided below.

Wellington Endoscopy Center Providers

Gastro Health Anesthesia
9500 South Dadeland Blvd, Suite 200
Miami, FL 33156
305-468-4180

Gastro Health, LLC

Pathology Laboratory
12485 SW 137 Avenue, Suite 103,
Miami, Florida 33186
T: 305-468-4194
F: 305-468-4195

Patient Health Record

Upon request and after discharge from Wellington Endoscopy Center, the will make available the patient record that may be necessary for verification of the accuracy of your patient statement within 10 working days of your request.

Link to Healthcare Related Data

Pursuant to AHCA Statute: s.405.05,F.S. Wellington Endoscopy Center is providing you with a link to data, quality measures, and statistics that are disseminated by AHCA.
FloridaHealthFinder.gov

Services

  • Colonoscopy
  • Upper Endoscopy
  • Flexible Sigmoidoscopy