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
OhioHealth Endoscopy Procedures
Endoscopy procedures available at OhioHealth include but are not limited to:
- Flexible sigmoidoscopy
- Upper endoscopy
- Endoscopic ultrasound (EUS)
- Esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD)
- Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography (ERCP)
- Endoscopic bronchial ultrasound (EBUS)
- Double balloon endoscopy
- Capsule endoscopy
- Small bowel enteroscopy
- 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.