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What to expect the day of the procedure

Please arrive 45 minutes prior to your scheduled procedure time at the Saint Francis GI Endoscopy (SFGIE) center's reception area. At this time a member of our staff will greet you and review the registration form, HIPAA policy and financial agreement.

After these steps have been completed, a SFGIE nurse or technician will escort you to the pre-procedure area to review your medical history and consent forms for the procedure. A physician from Woodland Anesthesiology Associates will also meet with you to discuss the monitored sedation that will be provided by an anesthesiologist or nurse anesthetist during your endoscopy and/or colonoscopy. At the time of your procedure, you will have an opportunity to visit with your gastroenterologist about any last minute questions or concerns.

Once your endoscopy and/or colonoscopy have been completed, you will be in the recovery area where another SFGIE nurse will monitor your recovery from the sedation and offer you a snack. You will also be given a detailed report of your exam and your gastroenterologist will meet with you once more to discuss the results of the procedure.

Our staff goes to great lengths to ensure that you have a pleasant experience. Please click the links for more information about specific procedures and treatments that are offered at SFGI Endoscopy Center. If you have any other questions after reviewing this information please do not hesitate to contact us.

Nothing found at this website should be construed as medical advice or treatment recommendations by SFGIE. This information is not a substitute for consultation for any symptoms you may have. Note that you should consult your gastroenterologist, colorectal surgeon or family physician for medical advice.
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