Frequently Asked Questions
We provide surgical services for a variety of physician networks and hospitals.
What are clear liquids?
Water, coffee, or tea, strained fruit juices with no pulp (apple juice, white grape juice), soft drinks, sports drinks (ginger ale, cola, Sprite, 7-Up, Gatorade). Chicken or beef bouillon/ broth low sodium, fat free. Lemon or lime Jello with no fruit or toppings. You can have hard candies. Nothing with red or purple coloring.
Why can’t I have red or purple coloring?
It can leave a residue in the bowel that resembles blood.
How soon after the procedure will I return to full activity?
You can expect to return to full activities the next day. This would include driving.
Will I be put to sleep for the procedure?
You will NOT be given a general anesthetic as when a patient has major surgery. You will be given medication through an IV site that will cause relaxation. Many patients have no memory of their procedure when completed due to the medications’ effects.
How long will it take to get the air out?
Most people are able to pass all the air out of their GI tract within 1-2 hours after the procedure. Walking about or lying on the left side may help to eliminate the air.
When can I eat? What can I eat?
Unless instructed otherwise, you should wait 2 hours after your procedure to have a meal to be assured that all gas has passed out of the GI tract and you are alert enough to eat. Unless instructed otherwise, you will have no dietary limitations after your procedure. You should drink no alcohol for 24 hours because of the sedation medicine you were given for your procedure.
Billing & Administration
How much will my procedure cost?
We will submit insurance claims for you. We will request that your deductible and copay amounts are paid on or before your date of surgery. You will receive notification from us regarding the amount to pay. We will bill you any balance due after your insurance company has paid your claim.
Do you have payment options?
If you anticipate difficulty in paying your bill please let us know immediately. Payment options may be available.
What type of credit cards do you accept?
We accept all major credit cards such as Visa, Mastercard, Discover, and American Express.
Who do I contact regarding a question about my bill?
Please contact our billing department with any questions or concerns regarding insurance or billing.
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