Westland 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 a provider: Roberto De J. Fernandez, MD, Jose A. Lavergne, MD, Carlos Ramos, MDSergio M. Rodriguez, MDOrlando F. Torres, MD.

Procedures Performed

  • EGD with Biopsy
  • Diagnostic Colonoscopy
  • Colonoscopy with Biopsy
  • Colonoscopy with Cautery Polypectomy
  • Colonoscopy with Polypectomy
  • Hemorrhoid Ligation

Day Before 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

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.

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
  • Amerigroup
  • Avmed Health Plans
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Care Plus
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Health Sun
  • Humana
  • Leon
  • Medica
  • Molina
  • Preferred Care Partners
  • Simply Healthcare
  • Sunshine/Ambetter
  • United Healthcare
  • Wellcare Health Plans

Financial Policy

If Westland Endoscopy Center believes that you have health insurance and/or HMO coverage(s) that may cover some or all of the services, Westland Endoscopy Center may initiate contact with them to determine your cost-sharing responsibilities for Westland Endoscopy Center bill. You may contact them directly as well for additional information concerning your cost-sharing responsibilities. If Westland Endoscopy Center determines that you have cost-sharing responsibilities for Westland Endoscopy Center bill, in accordance with Westland 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. Westland 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 Westland 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 Westland Endoscopy Center “charity care.” There is no formal application process for obtaining “charity care” at Westland Endoscopy Center. Westland Endoscopy Center 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 Westland Endoscopy Center, you can receive a good faith estimate of anticipated charges for the treatment of your condition at Westland Endoscopy Center. This estimate must be provided to you within seven (7) days of the request being received by Westland 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 Westland Endoscopy Center at 561-214-6094.

Itemized Bill

Upon request and after discharge from Westland 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 Westland 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 Westland Endoscopy Center.  You may request a more personalized estimate of charges from these other health care providers by contacting the health care providers directly. Westland Endoscopy Center may contract with providers for pathology and anesthesiology services; these services are billed separately from Westland Endoscopy Center for their services.  You may contact these providers through their contact information provided below.

Westland 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 Westland 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. Westland 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