Endoscopy procedures can be performed safely and effectively on an outpatient basis, which saves you time and money with minimal disruption to your normal routine.
BEFORE YOUR PROCEDUREYour physician will give you instructions regarding your preparations for the procedure, and how to obtain your prescriptions.
If you take Coumadin or Warafin a blood test two days before your procedure is required to assure your safety.
All females from ages 12 to 55 that have not had a tubal ligation or a hysterectomy are required to have pregnancy test the day before the procedure.
THE DAY OF YOUR PROCEDURE
Follow the instructions on the prep sheet from your physician’s office.
If you take heart of blood pressure medicine, we ask you to take those with a small sip of water. Do not take any other medications. You must be accompanied by an adult who can discuss the results of your procedure with the physician receive home care instructions and drive you home. If you are unable to be accompanied by an adult we will have to reschedule your procedure for a later date. This person must remain in the hospital with you.
Please bring a list of all your medications, doses and frequency with you including over the counter medications, and herbal supplements. If you have a CPAP machine, please bring it with you.
Wear comfortable clothing on the day of your procedure. Leave all valuables such as jewelry, credit cards and cash at home. The area may be cool. A light jacket or sweater may be required especially for family or visitors in the waiting area.
Parking is available at the West entrance, as labeled on the map provided.
One of our nurses will take your blood pressure, pulse, ask questions regarding your medical/surgical history as well as starting your IV. After this is completed we will bring your family/visitor to be with you until your procedure begins.
PROCEDUREThe nurse who will be giving your sedation will transport you to the procedure room where you will be connected to a heart and blood pressure monitor. They will begin to administer oxygen through a nasal cannula.
Your physician will visit with you about the procedure or any concerns you may have prior to receiving sedation. Family/visitors are not allowed to accompany you to the procedure room they will be encouraged to remain in your room where you will return after the procedure.
POST PROCEDURE RECOVERYAfter your procedure you will return to your room to wake up. We are required to keep you on the monitors for a minimum of 30 minutes.
The physician will discuss your procedural findings with your family, visitor. You may not remember this because of sedation.
The recovery nurse will provide you with a brief overview report and home care instructions for your review later when the sedation wears off.
Although complications are rare, if they do occur, your physician will make arrangements for you to be admitted to Mercy Memorial Health Center.
Because our goad is to provide the highest quality of care, you may receive a patient satisfaction survey in the mail. We need your input and take your comments very seriously. Please take a moment to complete the survey. In addition, we believe your care extends beyond our walls. Please call us with any questions or concerns at 580.220.6574 if your procedure is to be done in Ardmore, or 580.795.0370 if your procedure is to be done in Madill.