Most gastroenterology and/or endoscopy procedures require a prescription from your physician. For referral for a procedure, contact your primary care physician.
Are performed by physicians who specialize in gastroenterology, general surgery, colon and rectal surgery and proctology.
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.
To make your experience go smoothly, please:
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 endoscopy 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.
Our heartburn clinics are designed to correctly diagnose patients with troubling GERD-related symptoms or conditions. Through state of the art diagnostic testing our experts will customize a treatment plan that matches your lifestyle. We’ll provide appropriate options to optimize the opportunity for a long-term solution, eliminate or reduce dependence on medications and improve patient quality of life.