ENDOVISION

A private clinic specializing in colonoscopy and gastroscopy

Procedure

Do I need to bring anything with me to the procedure?

Please bring with you:

  • a list of your medications and allergies
  • your Consent Form
  • If you have an ostomy, bring your supplies with you, should you need
    to change.
  • contact information for the responsible adult who will be taking you home
  • the name and fax number of your referring physician

What do I need to do to prepare for my procedure?

The colon will need to be cleansed before the procedure; this starts up to seven days in advance of the appointment. See the full instructions here.

How long do I have to stay after the procedure?

If you have sedation, you will be resting for approximately thirty minutes or until the sedation wears off. Once you are ready to leave, you will be escorted to the doctor’s office to receive your written report and discharge instructions. At this time you will be able to ask the doctor any questions you may have about the procedure.

How long does the procedure take?

Most procedures take fifteen to twenty minutes.

Will I be able to drive after the colonoscopy or gastroscopy procedure?

If you do not require sedation, you will be able to drive. If you require sedation, you will not be able to drive up to six hours following the procedure; you should have someone bring you and drive you home, or we can make arrangements to call a taxi for you.

What happens on the day of the procedure?

  • An RN will take you to an interview room to review your medical history.
  • Your escort and the nurse will discuss your safe transportation home. You will return to the waiting area. Your escort may wait in the waiting room when you are taken to the procedure area.
  • We will provide for your safety, security, and comfort by placing you in a private bay where you will get undressed and keep your belongings.
  • A member of the clinical staff will take your blood pressure and help you prepare for the procedure.
  • An anesthesia professional will review your history and discuss the anesthesia experience, to ensure for your comfort and safety. Your anesthesia provider will place an intravenous catheter for administering the anesthetic.
  • Your physician will visit with you prior to your procedure and review your history, plan your care, and answer any questions you may have. You will be wheeled to the procedure room on your stretcher bed. There is a technician and a Certified Registered Nurse in the procedure room to assist the physician.
  • After the procedure, you will be able to ask the physician any questions you may have.
  • Once ready to leave, you will be released with your escort to continue your day.

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Testimonials

  • The traditional [colonoscopy] showed that there were no issues; and as such, the virtual had given her a false positive, which led to [my wife] having to do both.  Read more

  • Endovision is a calm environment with people ready to answer questions, and ease any nervousness previous to the actual procedure.  Read more

  • I was extremely impressed by the Clinic’s competent staff and the outstanding service that was provided!  Read more

  • To the Team at Endovison: Many thanks for the very professional and personal service that you provide. I have had four colonoscopies over the years and my experience at Endovision…  Read more

  • … thanks again to everyone at Endovision for your outstanding service and caring support, but most of all, for getting me over my fear.  Read more

  • I could not believe how wonderful and helpful everyone was. I never felt awkward about asking questions. I was so nervous and quickly put at ease.  Read more

  • Good Day! I would like to express my gratitude to the compassionate and caring Dr. Carol-Ann Vasilevsky and the impeccable amazing staff at Endovision Clinic. I received excellent care with great kindness…  Read more