Types of Procedures Performed
All types of ambulatory endoscopy procedures are performed at Boston Endoscopy Center
including: Colonoscopy and Gastroscopy (or upper endoscopy). These highly specialized procedures
are routinely performed at the Center utilizing the most advanced techniques.
Before Your Procedure
If you develop a fever or an illness, immediately contact your doctor.
Follow your physician's instructions for the procedure prep the day before your procedure.
Please check with your doctor regarding routine medications. Check with your doctor if you
are having your procedure in the afternoon. A nurse from the Boston Endoscopy Center will
make a pre-procedure phone call to you.
A family member or friend is required to drive you to and from the Center.
YOU MAY NOT DRIVE AFTER YOUR PROCEDURE.
Take a bath or shower prior to arriving at the center.
Wear loose fitting, casual clothing.
Leave all valuables at home.
After Your Procedure
You will remain in the recovery room until you are
fully awake and can walk without assistance. Your blood pressure, pulse, and breathing will
be checked frequently.
When you are discharged, specific instructions will be sent home with you.
It is important to follow these instructions. During the next day or two after the procedure
a Center nurse will call you to check on your progress.
The First 24 Hours After Your Procedure
You must follow your doctor's post-discharge or home care instructions concerning your recovery.
Do not drive or operate machinery or sign legal documents.
Do not drink alcoholic beverages.
If you have any questions about your procedure call your physician or the Center for details.
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