The physicians and staff at the Endoscopy Center of North Mississippi, LLC are pleased that you have selected our facility for your endoscopic procedure. While in our care, please rest assured that you are our valued guest and we will make every effort to ensure your stay with us is as pleasant as possible. The procedures performed at our Center are done on an outpatient basis in our modern, state-of-the-art endoscopy suites. Each suite contains the necessary equipment used to perform a full spectrum of diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopic procedures.
Endoscopy is the visual examination of the digestive track, both the upper intestinal tract and the lower bowel, with the aid of a video camera. The procedures, including Upper Endoscopy, Colonoscopy and Flexible Sigmoidoscopy, help physicians to diagnose and treat a variety of ailments and diseases.
We feel knowledge is key. The best way for you, the patient, to prepare for a procedure is to understand what is awaiting you. We hope the information and instructions below will assist in making your experience at our facility as successful and positive as possible.
What to Expect the Day of the Procedure
The day of the procedure, you will arrive at our reception area 30 to 45 minutes before your procedure, where our staff will be happy to greet you. At this time, you will be required to complete and sign the Patient Information Form and review and sign our HIPAA policy, if you have not already done so online. You will also be required to take care of your financial obligations with the Center.
Shortly thereafter, one of our staff nurses will escort you into the Pre-Op area. Prior to starting the procedure, you will be asked to review and sign our consent form, granting the doctor permission to both perform sedation and the procedure. Once this is complete, an IV will be started in your arm and a monitor also hooked onto your arm. An I.V. will administer medicine to make you relax and feel tired.
Our staff will go to great lengths to monitor and ensure that your sedation is sufficient and that the discomfort during the procedure is minimal, if any. With the advancement in medications used for sedation, the majority of patients have no pain and very little recall of the procedure whatsoever. It is usually well tolerated and rarely causes any pain or discomfort. Quite often, many patients sleep through the procedure. In certain instances, a CRNA is involved in your care.
The information provided throughout this site contains general guidelines about specific procedures and treatments. As each procedure is unique to the individual having it, you should always consult your physician with any specific questions you may have. Should the instructions provided below differ or contradict those given to you by your physician or nurse, please ALWAYS defer to those of the medical professional that is taking care of you. If you have any questions after reviewing this information, please contact us at 800-489-0988.