Plan to receive a phone call from a member of our staff a few days prior to your visit. During this call, your medical information will be reviewed so please have a list of current medications available. Also, you will receive important instructions concerning your procedure.
If you have no telephone or are difficult to reach, we ask that you call the Endoscopy Department one week prior to your procedure at (248) 471-8423 between 8:30 am and 2:30 pm. It is extremely important that you receive these pre-procedure instructions so that your procedure is not cancelled.
If a change occurs in your physical condition prior to your procedure, please notify your doctor and the Endoscopy Department immediately. Your doctor may wish to reschedule your procedure.
Day of Procedure
Please plan to arrive 90 minutes prior to your scheduled procedure time unless otherwise instructed.
Upon your arrival for your procedure, you will check in with the receptionist. She will give you a copy of the anesthesia consent to review while you are waiting. Shortly after registration, you will be escorted to the Pre-op area where a nurse will begin to prepare you for the procedure. An IV line will be started and will be used to administer medication and fluids during your surgery and while you are recovering.
Information for Family Members
The process of changing clothes, obtaining the nursing admission/assessment and the interview with the anesthesiologist will take approximately 30-40 minutes. If you are not called back within this time frame, please inform the receptionist.
Please remain in the waiting room until your family member's procedure has been completed.
If you need to leave the waiting room area, beepers are available for your convenience. You will be paged to the waiting room once the physician is ready to speak with you.
After the procedure, you will be taken to the Post Anesthesia Care Unit (Recovery Room) where the nurses will monitor your condition while recovering from anesthesia. Once you meet specific recovery criteria, you will be ready for discharge.
The nursing staff will give you and your companion written instructions regarding follow-up care. Information on medications, discomfort, bleeding, diet and follow-up appointment with the physician may be found on the form.
If any problems arise when you return home, please call your physician's office or return to the Emergency Department.
We appreciate you choosing Botsford Hospital. We hope to serve you again in the future should the need arise.