American Fork Hospital Endoscopy treats patients for a variety of gastrointestinal (GI) conditions and problems, with a focus on taking care of an issue before it becomes an issue. By performing preventative procedures and providing education, we help our patients live the healthiest lives possible.

Endoscopy Services

  • Colonoscopy
  • Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography (ERCP)
  • Esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD)
  • Flexible Sigmoidoscopy
  • Bronchoscopy
  • pH Impedance
  • Esophageal Manometry (motility study)
  • pH Bravo Study
  • Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy (PEG) Tube Placement

Preparing For Your Procedure

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Setting up a Procedure Appointment

An order for a procedure is generally sent to us from your primary care physician. Once your order has been received, one of our endoscopy schedulers will call you to schedule an appointment for your procedure. If, for some reason, you don't receive a call, or if you receive a letter in the mail from your insurance company telling you to call to schedule an appointment, please call (801) 855-3361 to schedule.

Confirming Your Procedure

The business day before your procedure, a nurse will call you to review your health history and give you an arrival time for your procedure. If you are unable to be reached, the nurse will leave you a message, or send you an email with further instructions.

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Prep Instructions

In important part of preparing for your procedure is taking prep medicine. The physician performing your procedure has specific prep procedures that are important to accurately follow so your body is ready for the procedure. Please review the correct prep instructions below for your doctor and the prep medication to be used.

Dr. Alsolaiman Preps

Dr. Frantz Preps

Dr. Kawa Preps

Dr. Owens Preps

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During Your Procedure

What to Bring

Please bring:

  • your ID
  • insurance information
  • a list of current medications
  • a copay (depending on your insurance)

Please bring a responsible person to accompany you to your procedure, and stay during the length of the procedure (roughly 2-4 hours). This person will need to drive you home following your procedure.

Also, please wear loose, comfortable clothing.

Where to Park

Please park in the patient parking areas in front of the hospital's main entrance.

American Fork Hospital Endoscopy Parking Map

Registration and Getting to the Endoscopy Unit

Once you arrive at the hospital, please sign in at the computer kiosk located near the front entrance of the hospital. After signing in, please have a seat near registration. A registrar will meet with you, register you, and then direct you up to the endoscopy unit, which is located on the second floor next to pediatrics.

American Fork Hospital Endoscopy Wayfinding Map

Procedure Prep

Once you arrive on the endoscopy unit, you will either wait in the waiting room, or be taken directly in to an intake room. Once in the intake room, a nurse will review your health history, explain the details of your procedure, and place an IV.

The person you brought with you will wait in this intake/recovery room while you will be taken back, on the bed, to a procedure room. You will then be connected to some monitors to ensure your safety. You will speak to the physician, sign the consent form, and be asked to roll on to your left side in preparation to begin the procedure. Unless there is an allergy, or prior reaction, you will be sedated using Propofol.

Procedure Length

The length of your visit depends on the procedure and what the physician finds, but generally we estimate your visit will take between 2-4 hours.

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After the Procedure

After your procedure, you will be returned to the intake/recovery room, where the person you brought with you will be waiting. Once you are alert, the physician will come into your room and discuss with you, and the person you brought, what was found, and any next steps or follow-up that should be done.

Discharge Instructions

After recovery time (about 30-45 minutes), discharge instructions will be given, and the person you brought with you will sign the discharge paperwork. You are then ready to return home.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Visit our FAQ page to find common procedure prep questions and their answers.

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American Fork Endoscopy

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Endoscopy is on the 1st floor. Drive to the south side of the hospital until you see a sign for Endoscopy on the building. Park in the Endoscopy stalls in front. Enter through the Endoscopy entrance.