Procedures at Austin Endoscopy Centers
At AG, our fully equipped, state-of-the-art endoscopy centers are designed with your comfort and safety in mind. Our board-certified gastroenterologists perform diagnostic and therapeutic gastrointestinal procedures in a convenient outpatient setting, allowing you to return home the same day as your procedure.
Each of our Centers is staffed by compassionate, bilingual business office and medical personnel who strive to exceed your expectations with uncompromising care. Learn more about our endoscopy centers and what to expect.
Your AG doctor may refer you for an endoscopic procedure for a number of GI conditions. An endoscope is a long, thin tube with a light and a viewing instrument that sends images to a monitor. The scope allows your doctor to examine the inside of your gastrointestinal tract, take a tissue sample or biopsy, and remove polyps. You will receive sedatives and pain medications to keep you comfortable.
Some of the most common endoscopic procedures our Austin gastroenterologists perform include:
- Colonoscopy with Biopsy/Polypectomy
- Endoscopic Placement of Bravo™ and PillCam™ Capsules
- Flexible Sigmoidoscopy
- Upper Endoscopy (EGD) with Biopsy/Therapy
Visiting Our Endoscopy Centers: What to Expect
Our endoscopy centers were designed with your comfort and convenience in mind. At each of our locations, you'll find:
Your first stop at any of our endoscopy centers. Reception is where we receive all of our patients. Your information will be verified by a business office associate and you will be checked in for your procedure.
Our reception area houses a waiting room where friends and family can relax during your procedure.
A fully equipped room where you'll prepare for your procedure. Upon entering a pre-procedure area, you'll be assigned to a private stretcher bed, where you'll be assessed by a registered nurse. You'll be connected to a cardiac monitor to measure your heart rate, respiratory rate, blood pressure, pulse, and oxygen level. If your procedure calls for sedation, you may receive some medication to relax you while you are in the pre-procedure area.
We encourage your family and friends to join you in this area — as long as you agree. We value your privacy and make every effort to maintain your privacy and confidentiality utilizing HIPAA guidelines.
Where we perform procedures aimed at improving your health. Our procedure rooms feature state-of-the-art equipment and all the amenities necessary for successful procedures. A registered nurse will escort you to the procedure room via stretcher. While in the procedure room, you'll be constantly monitored by the RN and cared for by the entire team, under the direction of your physician.
Where a registered nurse monitors your health immediately after your procedure. We'll work to alleviate any discomfort you may feel and provide details on the procedure and follow-up steps. Because you may not remember the physician's recommendations or your discharge instructions due to the medication you received, we encourage your family or friends to meet you in this area.
As part of our Infection Prevention Team, our registered nurses make sure that each of our locations meets infection control regulations and standards. All of the Center's equipment is cleaned, disinfected, and sterilized according to CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) and APIC (Association of Professionals of Infection Control) standards for your health and well-being.
AG offers two endoscopy centers: Endoscopy Center I is located on the same campus as our Northwest/Shoal Creek office, while Endoscopy Center II is in the same building as our office on James Casey Street in South Austin. See hours, address, phone number, services offered, and participating doctors.
“The entire staff was pleasant, professional and efficient. I was so nervous and everyone, from the check-in staff to nurses and techs to the anesthesiologist and finally Dr Reddy simply made the whole experience so comfortable. Highly recommend these fine folks.”Read Testimonials