Preparing For Your Procedure

  • Carefully read and follow the pre-procedure instructions provided by your physician for the specific exam you are having.  There are differing instructions for either an Upper Endoscopy or Colonoscopy. It is important to follow these instructions before your procedure for the safety and quality of the examination you receive.
  • Carefully follow the instructions you are provided regarding when you should stop solid food and liquids.  No liquids, hard candy, gum, mints or any form of tobacco for at least 3 hours prior to your procedure.  Failure to follow these instructions will cause your procedure to be delayed or cancelled.
  • If you must cancel your procedure, please contact your physician’s office at least two days in advance.
  • Your physician will inform you if any of your medications should be stopped prior to your procedure.
  • Our staff will call you the day before your procedure to confirm your arrival time.
  • Allow for some flexibility in the time of your procedure.  Your appointment time may need to be adjusted if unplanned events occur.
  • Dress comfortably and wear clothing that will allow you to change into a gown easily.
  • Bring a list of your current medications, including name and dosage.  Multivitamins, herbal products and other over-the-counter medications should be included.
  • Bring your insurance card, payment obligation, and driver’s license or photo I.D.
  • Leave all valuables, including jewelry, wallet and additional cash at home.

Transportation

  • DO NOT PLAN TO DRIVE yourself home or use public transportation after your procedure. Make arrangements in advance  for responsible adult to drive you home and remain with you for 4 to 6 hours following your procedure.  If you arrive at the facility without a responsible adult to provide transportation, your procedure will have to be rescheduled for another day.  TAXI SERVICE, UBER, OR OTHER PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION IS NOT PERMITTED.

Before Your Surgery Checklist

Reminder

A scheduler will call you the day before your surgery, review special instructions and answer any questions you have. If you have not received a call by 4 p.m. the day before your procedure or have additional questions please call us at 817-423-2888.

Your staff was very kind and nice and gentle. Throughout the whole procedure I felt very cared for. Please extend my thanks and gratitude to all who helped me during this time.”