Longmont, CO Gastroenterology Colorado Center for Digestive Disorders 205 South Main Street Longmont, CO 80501 (303) 776-6115

Colonoscopy Procedure Questions

  • Will I need pre-procedure testing?
    In most cases no testing is needed. We will need to know any allergies you have  and the reaction, medications and herbal drugs that you take, your previous surgical history, your medical history and any family medical history. 

  • What do I need to do before my procedure?
    You must make arrangements for a responsible adult to take you home and to stay with you for several hours after the procedure. We will need to verify this information in ...

  • What is a colonoscopy?
    General information: A colonoscopy is an endoscopic procedure that visually examines the entire colon. The preparation is with an oral solution that removes waste from the colon. The inside of the ...

  • What happens when I arrive at the center?
    In most cases no testing is needed. We will need to know any allergies you have  and the reaction, medications and herbal drugs that you take, your previous surgical history, your medical history and any family medical history. 

  • What happens prior to the procedure?
    When you are in the pre-op area a nurse will take your vital signs. An IV will be started and you will meet with the physician who will review your history and answer any further questions you may have. A history and physical exam will be done if necessary. 

  • What happens during the procedure?
    Once in the procedure room, your physician and a nurse will be personally responsible for your comfort and well being throughout the entire procedure. They will monitor your blood pressure, EKG ...

  • What will happen after the procedure?
    After the procedure, you will be taken to the recovery room where specially trained nurses will care for you. In most cases you will have little to no discomfort. Your doctor ...

  • How soon can I go home?
    You may be discharged as soon as you are able to tolerate sitting up and your vital signs are stable. Depending on the type of sedation used, this can be as ...

  • What will my recovery be like at home?
    Be prepared to go home and finish your recovery. You may feel the after effects of the sedation including drowsiness, dizziness, and forgetfulness. You may have nausea and vomiting but this ...

  • How is billing for my procedure handled?
    In order to assure proper billing, be sure to bring your insurance card and driver’s license on the day of your procedure. It is important that we have accurate demographic information ...

  • What are your payment methods?
    The center accepts cash, money order, cashiers check, personal checks, MasterCard, Visa, Discover Card or American Express.

  • What is an Advanced Directive?
    An Advanced Directive is a legal valid document, which would allow you to communicate to others your preferences concerning your medical treatment in the event you could not do so on ...