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What do I need to know about my endoscopy procedure?

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Dr. Arthur Heller
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Informed consent

Talk to your doc.
At the least, you need to know the nature of procedure, indication for it, alternatives to it (including not doing it), material risks, and expected benefits. Get brochure from md. Can get info online from GI organizations and medical societies.

In brief: Informed consent

Talk to your doc.
At the least, you need to know the nature of procedure, indication for it, alternatives to it (including not doing it), material risks, and expected benefits. Get brochure from md. Can get info online from GI organizations and medical societies.
Dr. Arthur Heller
Dr. Arthur Heller
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Dr. Imran Saeed
Surgery - Colorectal
2 doctors agree

In brief: First of need

To know where is it? Why is it being done and what prep is involved.
You will likely need somone to pick you up. You need to know what to expect after the procedure and what are the risks involved. If you take blood thinners, you need to know when can you restart them. Youu wont be able to drink any alcohol for 24 hrs. All this needs to be discussed at the time of consent.

In brief: First of need

To know where is it? Why is it being done and what prep is involved.
You will likely need somone to pick you up. You need to know what to expect after the procedure and what are the risks involved. If you take blood thinners, you need to know when can you restart them. Youu wont be able to drink any alcohol for 24 hrs. All this needs to be discussed at the time of consent.
Dr. Imran Saeed
Dr. Imran Saeed
Thank
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