During Your Visit
Preparing for your procedure can feel overwhelming or scary if you don’t know what to expect. You may have some unanswered questions and worries that make you feel this way. Knowing what to expect will help you feel less nervous and more in control.
- Dental appliances and hearing aids can be left in place. These items will be removed and protected in a storage container prior to your procedure.
- Be prepared to sign a form giving your consent for the procedure as well as administration of anesthesia. If the patient is under 18, a parent or legal guardian must accompany the patient and sign the consent form. If the patient is not able to sign legal documents, then someone with a Durable Power of Attorney must be present to sign.
- Advanced Directives are not applicable in the ambulatory surgery center setting; however, if you do have an Advanced Directive please bring a copy to be placed in your medical record. For additional information regarding Power of Attorney or Advances Directives, contact the endoscopy center prior to your procedure.
- Your family should wait in the waiting area until you are brought to the recovery area. Your physician will speak with you and your family following your procedure. Your family may stay with you until discharge.
All staff, from check-in person, all nurses, nurse anesthetist, gastroenterologist, recovery/discharge nurse were very professional & efficient but extremely pleasant. Made me feel very comfortable.”