Upper Endoscopy at Summit Endoscopy Center

Instructions

When you are scheduled for a upper endoscopy, please report to Summit Endoscopy Center Suite 401- Inside Piedmont Fayette Hospital- East Entrance (4th floor) at your designated time.

Someone must be with you while you have the procedure and to drive you home. If your driver is not in our waiting room, your procedure will not be performed.

 

Procedures cancelled less than 72 hours of the appointment may be subject to a charge of $100.00. These charges will be billed to the patient and not their insurance carrier.

 

If you have any questions or need to cancel your procedure call: Summit Endoscopy Center: 678-817-6505 Option 1, 2 or 3

 

In order to pre-cert the procedure we must have your current insurance card. Our staff will contact the insurance company to pre-certify the procedure. Pre-cert is not a guarantee of payment. For benefit information, contact your insurance company.

Please bring your insurance card, picture ID and a list of medication to the facility on the day of your procedure.

 

If you have special needs, please notify the staff prior to your procedure. If you are having your procedure in the outpatient lab of Piedmont Fayette Hospital and you have sleep apnea, you must bring your CPAP machine.

Important Information for your Upper Endoscopy

If you vary from these instructions in any way, this includes drinking any fluids, your procedure will be delayed or cancelled.

 

You may have nothing to eat or drink after midnight the morning of the procedure except for the medications listed below.

 

No gum, hard candy or ice chips the day of the procedure.

 

Two weeks before a procedure, stop taking any herbal products, including Olestra products. (Olestra is found in fat free chips and snack products.)

 

One week before your procedure, TAKE NO ASPIRIN. Read all “over the counter” labels and take no medications that contains aspirin. Take no Ibuprofen (Advil, Aleve, etc.), no BC or Goody’s Powders, no arthritis medications or anti-inflammatory medications.

 

You may take Tylenol. Do not take Vitamin E, Iron, multi vitamins or fish oil. All of these medications have a blood thinning effect and could cause unnecessary bleeding.

Your doctor will advise you to stop Plavix, Coumadin, Pradaxa or Xarelto1, 2, 3, 4, or 5 days before the procedure.

 

The morning of the procedure: when you wake up, take heart medications, breathing medications, blood pressure medications or seizure medications with a sip of water. If you have any doubt about whether you should take your medications prior to your procedure, simply bring them with you.

 

If you are diabetic, read and follow the special diabetic instructions.

 

Please do not consume alcoholic beverages 24 hours before your exam.

 

Wear comfortable clothes that are easy to remove. Jewelry should be left at home with exception of wedding bands. Remove any tongue, lip, nose and cheek piercings prior to the procedure.