An endoscopy is an examination by means of an endoscope, a tubular instrument used to view and examine the inner parts of the body.
The following endoscopy procedures are performed by Rex's endoscopy department:
- 48 hr ambulatory pH monitoring (BRAVO)
- Endoscopic retrograde chalangiopancreatography (ERCP)
- Endoscopic ultrasonography (EUS)
- Esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD)
- Flexible sigmoidoscopy
- Percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG) tube placement
- Single balloon enteroscopy
If you are scheduled for one of these procedures, please remember the following:
- Arrive two hours prior to your scheduled appointment to allow time for registration.
- Do not eat or drink anything after midnight.
- Bring any X-rays your physician has requested.
- Bring a completed personal health history form with you the day of the procedure. If your physician has not given you one, request one at the time of registration or print a copy from the link above.
- Bring your insurance card and driver's license, but please leave all other valuables at home.
- After registration, a member of the endoscopy staff will locate you in the waiting room and escort you to endoscopy.
- Since sedation medication is used, please bring a friend or family member, age 18 or older, to drive you home once your test or procedure is completed.
- You may not work, be the sole caregiver for small children/elderly or drive until the next day.
- You are allowed one visitor before and after, but not while the test or procedure is being conducted.
- Please inform your doctor now if you have an internal defibrillator, pacemaker or are on any blood-thinning medications or therapies, including herbs and aspirin.
- Be prepared to inform your health care team of all your medications, allergies and health history, including glaucoma, hepatitis, Parkinson's disease, heart and lung disease, presence of internal defibrillators, pacemakers and any antibiotics that you may take before dental procedures.
- Your doctor may instruct you regarding medications you can take the morning of your test or procedure.
- Follow your doctor's instructions for taking insulin if you are diabetic.
- You will receive the results of your procedure from your physician.
Learn more about procedure-specific instructions.