Northern GI Endoscopy

Five Irongate Center
Glens Falls, NY 12801
(518) 745-5423
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Gastroenterology Associates of Northern New York, P.C.

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Procedures

Northern GI EndoscopyExamination of the GI tract is often best done by a procedure called upper endoscopy (examination of the upper GI tract), or colonoscopy (examination of the lower GI tract). If your physician feels that an upper endoscopy and/or colonoscopy is necessary to aid in the diagnosis or treatment of your condition, the procedure will be explained fully to you, outlining the potential benefits, risks, and alternatives at the time of your visit. Brochures explaining these and other procedures are also available to you from your physician. We recommend that you view an educational video regarding your procedure, which will provide further information.

WHAT TO EXPECT

On the day of the procedure, we will ask you to sign a consent form, which outlines the risks and benefits of the procedure. If your test requires sedation, it is imperative for you to have an adult relative or friend come with you in order to drive you home after the procedure. Our policy requires that no sedation for a procedure will be administered unless you have made arrangements for someone to drive you home, and remain with you for 24 hours. If arrangements have not been made, you will be asked to reschedule your procedure. After your test, the doctor will discuss the findings with you. If biopsies were taken, you will be informed how to obtain the results, which usually takes approximately one week.