Utah Valley Hospital Endoscopy treats a number of gastrointestinal (GI) conditions, and focuses on helping patients take care of an issue before it becomes an issue. Through preventative procedures and offering education, we help our patients live the healthiest lives possible.

Endoscopy Services

  • BRAVO Gastric Reflux Testing
  • Bronchoscopy
  • Colonoscopy
  • Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatogram (ERCP)
  • Endoscopic Ultrasound (upper and lower)
  • Esophageal Manometry
  • Esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD)
  • Flexible Sigmoidoscopy
  • Pediatric Gastroenterology
  • Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastronomy (PEG) Tube
  • Small Bowel Capsule Imaging

Preparing For Your Procedure


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) 357-7743 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.

pharmacist speaking with patient

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. Bodily Preps

Dr. Dickinson Preps

Dr. Haslem Preps

Dr. Kawa Preps

Dr. Thorpe Preps


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 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.

endo map

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.

Procedure Prep

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.

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.


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.


Frequently Asked Questions

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


Our Doctors


Brett L. Thorpe, MD


Bryce D. Haslem, MD


Chad B. Kawa, MD


Kurt O. Bodily, MD


Thomas Dickinson, MD

Tuft Blaine

Blaine A. Tuft, DO


Utah Valley Hospital Endoscopy

3rd Floor, From the main hospital entrance, head toward the Atrium and take the covered walkway to the endoscopy elevator. Take the elevator to the third floor and Endoscopy is the first door on your left.