Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
If you become ill from the prep, please call 970-669-5432 to speak with the physician on call.
Prep costs vary depending on your insurance carrier and prescription coverage. Please contact your pharmacy or insurance carrier to determine your prep cost.
Basically, clear liquids are any liquid you can see through. Examples are broth (chicken, beef or vegetable), coffee (without creamer), tea (without milk or cream), jello (no red or purple dyes), popsicles (no red or purple dyes), water, and sodas. Clear liquids DO NOT include protein shakes or dairy products. Do not consume any type of alcohol the day prior to your procedure.
You can chew gum or have a mint/hard candy up until 2 hours prior to your procedure. Please remember, nothing by mouth 2 hours prior to your procedure!
Please plan to be at our center for 1 ½ to 2 hours. While the procedure itself takes about 30 minutes, there is additional preparation time prior to the procedure as well as recovery time after the procedure.
Yes, you will be sedated and comfortable throughout your procedure. The type of sedation you receive may vary based on your medical history.
Your doctor will speak with you after your procedure regarding his or her findings. If biopsies were taken or polyps removed, you will be notified with the pathology results in 7 to 10 days.
Yes, you must have a responsible adult drive you home after your procedure. Because of the sedation you receive during your procedure, you may not drive for 12 hours after your procedure. No public transportation (e.g. bus, cab) is allowed unless you are accompanied by a responsible adult to assist you.
Brightstar is a home care service that can provide transport from our center to your home. You may call Brightstar at 970-667-7778 for pricing information and to schedule their service. Please remember, for your safety, you need to have someone with you for the first 4 to 6 hours following your procedure.
Our physicians request that your driver stay at the center while you are here with us. The physician will speak with you and your driver shortly after your procedure is completed.
No, you should take the remainder of the day off work and rest at home. After receiving sedation, you may not drive for 12 hours, operate equipment or machinery, or make any critical decisions.
Please call our billing service, Pinnacle III Specialty Billing Solutions, at 877-852-7552, ext. 2115 with any questions regarding your FACILITY bill. Questions regarding the physician’s bill, anesthesia bill, or pathology bill should be directed to Centers for Gastroenterology at 970-207-9773.