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Gastroenterology and Endoscopy

Gastroenterology and Endoscopy

Gastroenterology and Endoscopy

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

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.

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Endoscopy procedures available at OhioHealth include:

  • Colonoscopy
  • Flexible sigmoidoscopy
  • Upper endoscopy
  • Endoscopic ultrasound (EUS)
  • Esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD)
  • Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography (ERCP)
  • Endoscopic bronchial ultrasound (EBUS)
  • Advanced pancreatic and biliary endoscopy/ERCP
  • 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

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 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.

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.