What to Expect 

You may notice a mild soreness in your throat. You may wish to gargle with lightly salted water or suck on hard candy.

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 your assistive devices such as a cane or walker.

You may have a feeling of fullness or gas pains.

At Home 

  • You must have a responsible adult support person to take you home. You should 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 out with a light diet to prevent nausea.

  • There may be some soreness and redness at the IV site for a day or two. You can relieve this by placing a warm, moist washcloth over the area. Please contact your primary doctor if this does not improve 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. 

Call your doctor right away if you have

  • Vomited blood

  • Lightheadedness

  • Bloody stools

  • Chest pain

  • Abdominal pain

  • Fever or chills 

Phone Numbers

Digestive Health Center, 8am to 5pm weekdays, (608) 890-5000 or toll free at 1-855-342-9900. If after clinic hours, leave your name and phone number with the area code. The doctor will call you back.

 UW Health Digestive Health Center

750 University Row

Madison, WI

(608) 890-5000

(855) 342-9900

University of Wisconsin Hospital & Clinics

GI Procedure Clinic

600 Highland Avenue

Madison, WI

(608) 263-8097 

(800) 323-8942

 Meriter Hospital Digestive Health Center

Lower Level

202 S. Park Street

Madison, WI

(608) 417-6389

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