GI Procedure Lab

The GI staff at HCMC perform a variety of procedures to evaluate, diagnosis and treat disorders of the GI system. These procedures are conducted in our GI procedure lab, where we provide patients with a safe, comfortable and efficient environment. You will be sedated during your procedure to provide a comfortable and minimize discomfort.

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Procedures performed

  • Colonoscopy and colon screening
  • Upper gastrointestinal endoscopy (UGE)
  • Endoscopic ultrasound
  • Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatogram (ERCP)
  • Capsule endoscopy
  • Esophageal manometry

Download colonoscopy preparation instructions.

What to expect - How to prepare for a colonoscopy or procedure

  • You will need to bring your insurance card and a list of medications you are taking.  Please wear comfortable clothes and leave any valuables (including jewelry) at home.
  • Follow the colonoscopy preparation instructions exactly as they are written. If you have not prepared for your procedure, it may need to be cancelled. (insert colonoscopy preparations – and other procedures)
  • Important – You will be sedated for your procedure, so you will need to have a responsible adult accompany you for your procedure to get you home afterward. This applies to everyone, regardless of your method of transportation. If you do not have a responsible adult to care for you, your procedure will be cancelled.
  • Allow approximately 2 hours for your procedure.
  • Because you are sedated, most patients report minimal discomfort, and many do not remember their procedure.

Contact information

To schedule a procedure call 612-873-2670.