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Gastroenterology

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Patient Instructions for Endoscopy

Please provide accurate and thorough information when you complete your medical history form, including your surgical history and any known allergies. This information helps us deliver safe, quality care to you. After your procedure, you may feel dizzy or lightheaded when you stand, as a result of the medication. Please let us know if you need any assistance to reduce your risk of falling. We are happy to review your results with you again if you do not understand or remember them the first time. And, before you leave, please make sure you and your driver understand your discharge instructions.

Common Questions

What to Expect 

Your safety and your satisfaction are our #1 priority. One of our primary goals is to make every step of your endoscopy as efficient as possible. 

Prior to Your Visit

Please be prepared to tell us the following information to ensure your procedure goes as smoothly and as safely as possible.

  • Current medication list
  • List of allergies and medical/surgical history
  • Insurance card(s)
  • Photo ID
  • A list of questions you or family members may have

What to Bring

Please bring your insurance information and social security number with you on the day of your procedure. If your insurance requires a co-payment, it should be paid at the time of service.

After Your Procedure

You must have a responsible adult with you when you are discharged. This person needs to hear your discharge instructions, sign them, and drive you home. A taxi is not an acceptable ride unless you have a responsible adult with you. For your safety, you must have someone stay with you for the remainder of the day.

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