About Your Procedure

Your gastroenterologist has recommended you undergo an Endoscopic procedure at Central Arizona Endoscopy. It is quite common to have questions about what to expect before, during and after your procedure. There is additional information on the various Endoscopic procedures including educational videos on Gastroenterology Consultants website at http://camadocs.com Click on the ‘Services’ option on the right hand side and choose the gastroenterology link.

Please notify the Center (480-751-3002) if you answer “Yes” to any of the following questions prior to preparing for the Procedure. There may be a possibility that the procedure cannot be done at Central Arizona Endoscopy:
  • Have you had a Heart Attack or Stroke within the last three months? (Myocardial Infarction, TIA or CIA?)
  • Are you currently on medication for an irregular heart rhythm (arrhythmia) or chest pain taking nitroglycerin?
  • Do you see a Heart Doctor (Cardiologist) on a regular basis, for example weekly, monthly or every six months?
  • Do you have a pacemaker or defibrillator implanted in your body?
  • Are you more than 100 pounds overweight?
  • Do you have trouble breathing when you take 2 flights of stairs?
  • Do you have oxygen at home in case you need it?
  • Are you on dialysis? (You have a shunt in your arm and you go for treatments on a regular basis)
  • Have you been hospitalized for any illness or major surgery involving your heart, lungs, kidney or head within the past three months?
  • Are you seeing a physician for any problems with your blood or blood count?
  • Have you or any family members been told that you had problems with your anesthesia when put asleep for a surgery or procedure?