Why is there an increase in cost for anesthesia services?
MGI feels the value of this type of sedation is worth the cost. We are very cost-conscious, and this is why we built lower cost free-standing endoscopy centers so patients would not have to visit the hospital for an endoscopy.
The hospitals now, for the most part, all use this type of anesthesia exclusively. Our use of monitored anesthesia care, or propofol, is still very cost-effective.