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The Day of Your Procedure

  • Arrive at least 45 minutes before your scheduled procedure time unless directed otherwise.

  • Dress comfortably and wear clothing that will allow you to change into a gown easily.  Some of our patients have described the center as being cold.  We encourage everyone to bring a jacket.

  • Bring your insurance card, payment obligation, and driver’s license or photo I.D. with you.  LEAVE ALL OTHER VALUABLES, INCLUDING JEWELRY, WALLET AND ADDITIONAL CASH AT HOME.  We re not responsible for damaged or lost property.  Dental appliances can be left in place.  These items will be removed and protected in a storage container prior to your procedure.

  • Make a list of your current medications and bring it with you.  The list should include the medication’s name, dosage, frequency and the last dose taken.  Multivitamins, herbal products and other over-the-counter medications should be included on the list.

  • Be prepared to sign a form giving your consent for the procedure.  If the patient is under 18, a parent or legal guardian must accompany the patient and sign the consent form.  If the patient is not able to sign legal documents, then someone with a Durable Power of Attorney should be present.  The endoscopy center does not honor Advanced Directives.  For additional information regarding a Power of Attorney or Advanced Directives, contact the endoscopy center prior to your procedure.

  • Your procedure requires sedation.  Because we care about your safety, we cannot allow you to drive home.

  • Your family should wait in the lobby until you are brought to the recovery area.  Your physician will speak with you and your family following your procedure.  Your family may stay with you until discharge.