Frequently Asked Questions
What to Expect
For your safety, please have a responsible adult able to accompany you home after the procedure. Please wear comfortable and loose fitting clothing. We will ask you about any known food or drug allergies you may have. We will also ask you to sign a routine Informed Consent to indicate that you have been made aware of the risks, alternatives to, and possible complications of the procedure.
You will likely receive sedation during your procedure. This means you will most likely feel drowsy afterwards. After the procedure, you will rest comfortably in the center where we can answer any questions you may have and provide further instructions.
Sometimes it is necessary to remove a polyp or take a biopsy during the procedure. In those instances, specimens are sent to a lab for analysis.
Charges for your procedure:
Depending upon your insurance plan, you may receive separate bills as a result of Independent providers supporting your procedure. These may be from:
- Gateway Surgery Center doing business as The Endoscopy Center at Gateway (for the facilities, equipment, supplies, staff, etc.)
- Your Physician
- An anesthesia provider who managed your anesthesia care
- A lab or pathology facility
(For billing inquiries from The Endoscopy Center at Gateway please call 1-877-579-4572)
If you have an insurance plan that requires a referral in order to have a procedure, it is your responsibility to obtain your referral from your primary physician prior to your procedure.
What to Bring
- You will need to bring your insurance card(s)
- Your driver’s license or a current State issued picture ID.
- A copy of your advance directive, if applicable (for use if transfer occurs)
- A copy of your Power of Attorney paper, if applicable
- Any educational material or post surgery medication provided by physician office