- Bacterial Overgrowth Test
- Bravo pH Study
- Breath Testing, including Lactose, Lactulose, Fructose Testing
- Capsule Endoscopy
- Endoscopic Mucosal Resection
- Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography
- Endoscopic Ultrasound (EUS)
- Esophageal Manometry
- Fecal Transplant
- Flexible Sigmoidoscopy
- Hemorrhoid Banding
- Lactose Tolerance Test
- Luminal Stent
- Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy (PEG)
- Radiofrequency Ablation of Barrett's
- Upper Endoscopy
- Video Capsule Endoscopy
We do not have procedure times until the day prior to your scheduled test. Someone must drive you home from the facility the day of your procedure.
You should have informed the office if:
- You are a diabetic
- You are on dialysis
- You have a defibrillator and/or pacemaker
- You are taking any blood thinners
- You have had Heart Valve Replacement, History of Heart Valve Infection, or Mitral Valve Prolapse.
DO NOT STOP TAKING ANY HEART OR BLOOD PRESSURE MEDICATIONS PRIOR TO YOUR PROCEDURE. YOU SHOULD TO TAKE THEM THE MORNING OF YOUR PROCEDURE WITH A SMALL SIP OF WATER.
Please check with your prescribing physician to obtain medical clearance and specific instructions of when to temporarily discontinue any blood thinners such as: Coumadin/Plavix/Pradaxa/Eliquis/Effient/Warfarin/Xarelto/Clopidogrel/Baby Aspirin. If you have not done this you can call our office for reassurance, since we will also reach out to them for instructions.
Please stop taking aspirin, iron supplements, multivitamins with iron, arthritis medications, Vitamin E, fish oil and gingko biloba seven (7) days prior to your scheduled procedure. If you have not done this, please call our office for reassurance. Tylenol may be taken if needed.
Please stop taking all diuretic medications (Lasix, Furosemide, Spironolactone, Aldactone, Hydrochlorothiazide Etc.) the day prior to your colonoscopy. This does not include patients that are having upper endoscopy (EGD). If your blood pressure medications contains a diuretic it is ok to take that.
*Please call your insurance company so you are aware of any costs that you may be responsible for. All procedures are done on an OUTPATIENT basis. It is ultimately the patient’s responsibility to be familiar with your own personal insurance policy information/benefits.
Please be aware: DO NOT WEAR ANY JEWELRY TO YOUR PROCEDURE. The facility is not responsible for any personal items that are misplaced/lost. You should make sure you bring a list of all current medications with you on the day of your procedure as well as insurance cards and photo identification.
WARNING!!! You should not be consuming any additional beverages aside from what is required for your prep less than 6 hours prior to your procedure time. Failure to follow these instructions may result in cancellation of your procedure by the anesthesiologist/gastroenterologist.