Healthcare Services and Programs

Endoscopy Services

Our Columbus and Delaware gastroenterology and endoscopy teams are among the most highly skilled and knowledgeable groups in central Ohio. The OhioHealth Endoscopy or Gastrointestinal (GI) Labs offer state-of-the-art inpatient and outpatient diagnostic evaluations and treatments for disorders of the esophagus, stomach, small bowel, colon and the biliary/pancreatic system. 

Most gastroenterology and/or endoscopy procedures require a script from your physician.
For referral for a procedure, contact your primary care physician.

Endoscopy procedures are performed by physicians who specialize in gastroenterology, general surgery, proctology and other medical specialties. Many procedures require special patient preparation. Your physician will provide you with the prep instructions for your particular endoscopy procedure.

Central Ohio Gastroenterology and Endoscopy Locations
Riverside Methodist Hospital
Grant Medical Center
Doctors Hospital 
Grady Memorial Hospital
 Dublin Methodist Hospital
Downtown Columbus Endoscopy Center
Westerville Medical Campus

To find the OhioHealth location offering your specific test and to make an appointment, call Central Scheduling at (614) 566.1111, or toll free, (877) 566.1112. 

OhioHealth Endoscopy Procedures

Endoscopy procedures available at OhioHealth include but are not limited to:

  • Colonoscopy
  • Flexible sigmoidoscopy
  • Upper endoscopy
  • Endoscopic ultrasound (EUS)
  • Esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD)
  • Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography (ERCP)
  • Endoscopic bronchial ultrasound (EBUS)
  • Bronchoscopy
  • Double balloon endoscopy
  • Capsule endoscopy
  • Small bowel enteroscopy
  • Cystoscopy
  • Diagnostic tests for esophageal acid and non-acid reflux
  • BARRX esophagus ablation
  • PEG tube placement, replacement and removal

What You Need to Know 

Before your procedure

  • Follow physician instructions: Your physician will provide pre-procedure instructions that include restrictions on eating and fluid intake. Please follow these instructions carefully, so your procedure can be completed as scheduled.
  • Plan for transportation and support: Ask a support person to bring you to your appointment, remain in the vicinity during your procedure and drive you home. Your support person will come into the recovery room to listen to and sign your discharge instructions and escort you home. If you do not have a support person to drive you home, your procedure may be cancelled.
  • Plan for support at home: You also will need someone with you for the first 24 hours after you return home, while you recover from the medications.
  • Plan your whole day away from normal activities: Your procedure, including check-in and recovery time, will last two to three hours. Because of the medications you receive, you will be unable to drive or return to work the same day.
  • Plan for childcare: Please make arrangements for childcare — our reception and recovery areas are not designed to accommodate children.

Day of procedure

To make your experience go smoothly, please:

  • wear loose-fitting clothing
  • bring your health insurance card and a photo ID
  • leave your valuables at home

When you arrive, staff will greet you and help you complete your registration. You will be escorted to a room, change into a patient gown and started on an IV. Your physician will talk to you about your procedure and what to expect.

After your procedure, you will be taken to the recovery room. When you are ready, your physician will discuss your test results with you and your support person, and the nurse will be available to answer your questions and provide more information. If you need any follow-up appointments or procedures, our staff will help arrange them for you.