Here at Beaumont GI Services we want your appointment - whether a consultation or procedure - to run as smoothly as possible. Check out these frequently asked questions for help and feel free to contact us with anything else you may have questions about.
Yes, we ask that you take all routine medications, especially blood pressure, thyroid, and cardiac medications. The only exceptions to this would be supplements and blood thinners which are addressed in a case by case manner.
The procedure will take anywhere from 15-30 minutes (depending on the type of procedure). However, your total wait time from arrival until discharge is usually 2 1/2 to 3 hours. This is for the anesthetic to begin working and to ultimately wear off enough for you to safely leave.
Yes, you will be sedated. Dr. Fedi uses a combination of versed (midazolam, which can be taken orally) and fentanyl (administered intravenously).
Golytely is the gold standard for bowel prep. It is the safest prep for kidneys and heart! At the time of your procedure, we give you plenty of tips to help with the prep golytely.
Our goal is to identify the cause of the problem. If there is a way to improve your symptoms without medication, Dr. Fedi will discuss all these options with you.
You should take your PPI on an empty stomach, best in the morning 1/2 an hour prior to eating or drinking and the H2 Blocker can be taken when you have breakthrough symptoms.