Before your scheduled endoscopy procedure, a surgical nurse from CCMH will call you to give you detailed instructions on how to prepare and what you should expect.
- You should not take any aspirin or blood thinners for 3 days prior to
- An upper GI endoscopy usually takes 20 to 30 minutes to complete.
- If you wear dentures, you will be asked to remove them.
- You will also be given pain medication and a minor sedative for additional
- Your throat may be sprayed with a local anesthetic to help numb the area.
- When the scope is inserted, you may feel pressure inside your throat.
- You will be able to breathe on your own throughout the procedure. It’s
recommended that you take slow, deep breaths through your nose.
- When the exam is completed, the scope will slowly be removed from your body.
- After the procedure, you will spend an appropriate amount of time in the recovery room area.
- You will need to have someone else drive you home.
- You may experience a sore throat and some bloating or cramping in your stomach.
- You can expect to return to normal activities the next day.
- You can expect to have ongoing excellent care provided to you before, during and after the procedure from your CCMH surgeon and staff.