WHY DO I HAVE TWO APPOINTMENT TIMES?
To ensure we provide a comfortable and efficient experience for all of our patients, you will receive an arrival time and a procedure time. The arrival time is usually 30 minutes before your procedure time. This provides an opportunity to complete paperwork, address any questions or concerns you may have, complete your pre-procedure assessment and make sure you are relaxed and comfortable before your procedure.
CAN I TAKE MEDICATION BEFORE MY PROCEDURE?
Before your appointment date, your physician will discuss any medications you should take or avoid before your procedure. Please contact your doctor directly if you have any questions or concerns about medication before your procedure.
HOW DO I PREPARE FOR MY PROCEDURE?
Your physician will go over pre-op instructions in detail with you. In general, you will need to refrain from eating or drinking prior to your procedure except for prep medication as directed by your physician. You can download our prep kit instructions to the left. Dress comfortably on the day of your appointment. If you have any questions or concerns about how to prepare for your appointment, please contact your physician.
WHAT DO I NEED TO BRING?
You must bring a photo ID and current insurance cards to your appointment. You must also bring a form of payment for any copayments, coinsurance, deductibles or other balances due at the time of service. Please leave your valuables at home.
HOW LONG DOES THE PROCEDURE TAKE?
Generally, the procedure will be finished around 45 minutes to one hour from your scheduled procedure time.
WHAT SHOULD I EXPECT AFTER THE PROCEDURE?
After your procedure, you may feel drowsy or tired. Many patients will want to rest after the procedure due to the effects of the medications used in moderate sedation.