You will be required to have a responsible driver with you because you will be receiving sedation during your procedure. The total expected time that you will be in our facility is about 2 hours. Be sure to wear comfortable clothing and leave valuables at home.
The receptionist will ask for your picture ID and insurance information. Your billing and demographic information will be obtained, and you will be directed to the Endoscopy waiting room.
You will be asked pertinent health history questions, vital signs will be taken and an intravenous catheter will be placed so that conscious sedation or anesthesia may be given during your procedure to keep you comfortable. Your personal belongings will be bagged and stored in the pre-op and recovery area during your procedure.
This is a time for you to voice any questions or concerns that you may have.
The exam takes approximately 30 minutes during which time you will be sedated and monitored closely to assure your safety and comfort.
Your escort will be allowed to sit with you if you choose. Recovery time is approximately 30 minutes so that you can waken from the sedation, have something to drink and prepare for discharge to home.