The Day of Your Procedure
For Endoscopy Patients
Please report to your designated facility at least one hour before your scheduled procedure.
- Leave all valuables (i.e., jewelry, watches, rings, fur coats and cash, etc.) at home. We are not responsible for damaged or lost property.
- All patients under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian and sign a procedure consent form.
- If you wear contact lenses or glasses, please bring a case for their safekeeping. We will provide containers for removable dentures and bridgework.
- Hearing aids may be permitted.
- Please bring all insurance cards, registration forms and drivers license.
- If you have been told to bring a deposit, please bring the required amount. Acceptable forms of deposits include cash, credit card, certified check or cashier's check.
- Bring a list of your regular medications including prescription and non-prescription as well as herbal supplements, vitamins and allergies on the day of surgery.
- Please bring any inhalers to be used on an as-needed basis.
- Diabetic patients must bring their own insulin and oral diabetic agents.
- Wear loose, comfortable clothing such as a sweat suit and an easy-to-button shirt or blouse. Wear comfortable shoes (no high heels, please).
A nurse will provide you with a patient gown, robe, slippers and a garment bag to store your clothing before being escorted to the operative area. Your temperature, blood pressure, pulse will be monitored before the procedure and you will be asked to empty your bladder before the procedure. A registered nurse will review your medical history and ask you to sign a form consenting to the procedure and anesthesia, if appropriate.
Your anesthesiologist will talk to you before surgery to review your medical information collected before the procedure. The anesthesiologist will explain the type of anesthesia you will receive as well as how it will be administered and the risks involved. Please be sure to let your anesthesiologist know of any problems you or any family members have experienced with prior anesthesia.