Instructions for Patients
Outpatient Surgery or Pain Management
If you are having outpatient surgery, you will receive a brochure from your physician. Your physician will add any special instructions you need to follow and orders for additional tests you may need to receive.
If your physician has scheduled you for an outpatient endoscopic procedure such as an EGD, colonoscopy, sigmoidoscopy, bronchoscopy or ERCP, the procedure will be performed in one of Baptist-Physicians' Surgery Center's endoscopy suites. Your doctor will provide you with any special instructions on how to prepare for the procedure. You can also learn more about endoscopic procedures by visiting the links below:
- Preparation for Your Endoscopic Procedure
- Following Your Endoscopic Procedure
- Esophago Gastro Duodenoscopy (EGD)
- ERCP - Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography
When you are ready to leave, you may still feel drowsy. You may also feel a little sick to your stomach. Be sure you have an adult ready to drive you home. Before you leave, nurses will review home instructions. If you have concerns following your discharge, please contact your physician.