What to Expect
You may have a mild sore throat. You can gargle with lightly salted water or suck on hard candy to relieve symptoms. You may also feel full or have gas pains.
When you have received sedation, you are at an increased risk of falling. You may need help with things you don’t normally need help with. Falls can result in serious injury.
To prevent a fall:
Ask for help.
Get up slowly.
Wear your eye-glasses.
Use a cane or walker if needed.
After Your Procedure
You must have a responsible adult to take you home. Do not drive today.
Do not drink alcohol.
Do not take tranquilizers or sleeping pills tonight.
Rest today. You may resume normal daily tasks tomorrow.
You may resume your routine medicines unless told otherwise.
You may resume your normal diet. Start with a light diet to prevent nausea.
The IV site may be sore and red for a day or two. Place a warm, moist washcloth on the area to relieve pain. Contact your primary doctor if this is not better in a couple of days.
Do not make any important personal or business decisions today.
If the doctor took biopsies, you will get the results in the mail in 1-2 weeks. If you do not get the letter after 2 weeks, call 890-5000, select “clinic” when prompted. Ask for your doctor’s nurse.
When to Call
Call your doctor right away if you have:
Fever or chills
Who to Call
UW Health Digestive Health Center
750 University Row Madison, WI
UW Health- GI Procedure Clinic
600 Highland Avenue Madison, WI
Meriter Hospital Digestive Health Center
202 S. Park Street Madison, WI
After clinic hours, leave your name and phone number with the area code. The doctor will call you back.
If you are a patient receiving care at UnityPoint – Meriter, Swedish American or a health system outside of UW Health, please use the phone numbers provided in your discharge instructions for any questions or concerns.