The physicians & staff of Westerville Endoscopy Center are pleased you have chosen us for your healthcare needs. Our goal is to make your upcoming visit with us as convenient and comfortable as possible. The Westerville Endoscopy Center is a fully licensed outpatient surgery center with an exclusive focus on endoscopy procedures. In this reassuring setting, you’ll receive state-of- the-art care provided by highly-qualified specialized physicians and technical staff.

Before Your Procedure

Preparation: Your physician will provide pre-procedure instructions that include restrictions on eating and drinking. Please follow these instructions carefully so your procedure can be completed as scheduled.

Plan for Transportation and Support: Ask a responsible adult to accompany you to your appointment, remain at the center during your procedure, and drive you home afterward. Your support person will come into the recovery room to listen to and sign your discharge instructions, then will escort you home upon discharge. If you do not have a support person to drive you home, your procedure may be cancelled.

Plan for support at home: You will also need someone with you for the first 24 hours after you return home while you recover from the medications.

Plan your entire day away from normal activities: Your procedure, including check-in and recovery time, will last 2-3 hours. Because of the medications you receive, you will be unable to drive or return to work the same day.

Childcare: Please make arrangements for childcare. Our center’s waiting area is not designed to accommodate children.

Day of Procedure- What to Expect

When you arrive, the Center staff will greet you and help you complete your registration.

You will be escorted to a preparation area where you will change into a patient gown, a nurse will check your vital signs and place an Intravenous line for hydration.

As you enter the procedure room, your physician will talk to you about your procedure and what to expect. You will have an opportunity to ask questions, and discuss concerns with the physician before the procedure.

During the procedure, a Registered Nurse will monitor your vital signs & level of consciousness.  Medications will be administered through your IV to keep you comfortable.

After your procedure, you will be taken to the recovery room where a nurse will continue to care for you until you are ready to go home.  Before you are discharged, your physician will discuss your test results with you & your support person.

General Patient Information Pamphlets

Below are packets with other information you might find useful or informative leading up to your visit.

Patient Information Brochure
What to Expect During Your Visit