The information provided here will help you to prepare for endoscopy. This information must be reviewed with your doctor prior to surgery, at which point you will be asked to sign the consent form confirming that you understand this information prior to the doctor proceeding.
Prior to the procedure you will be assessed by a qualified anaesthetist. You will be given intravenous sedation (via an injection) by the anaesthetist who will monitor you throughout the procedure. The anaesthetist will ensure that you are asleep and comfortable throughout.
You are not permitted to drive or operate machinery for at least 12 hours after the procedure.
For this reason, it is important that you organize prior to admission, a carer (relative or friend) who will take you home and look after you.
It is possible to go home in a taxi but only if you are accompanied by your carer.
If you have not received any paperwork prior to your procedure, please arrive 15 minutes prior to your appointment time to complete your admission paperwork. Please note that after admission you may have to wait for a small period of time before your procedure. Please be patient during this time as other procedures ahead of you can take longer than expected. We will do our very best to keep you informed.