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 on the lower level of the West Parking Terrace on the north end of campus. Look for designated endoscopy stalls. You can also take advantage of our free valet parking service. Wheelchairs are available at the valet entrance for those in need.
Getting to the Endoscopy Unit
After parking, follow the signs into the hospital through the West Building. Signs inside the building will direct you to a covered walkway that will bring you directly to the entrance to Endoscopy. Take the elevator to the 3rd floor, exit the elevator, and Endoscopy is the first door on your left. Once you arrive at Endoscopy, please check in at the front desk.
After checking in, 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.