What to 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.
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.
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.
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.