Norman Endoscopy Center
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Procedure Info

Please read information under registration and complete medical history information and mail or fax to Norman Endoscopy Center prior to DOS.

General Information About Procedure

You will need a Driver (responsible party). Your procedure will be cancelled if you do not have someone to drive you home from your procedure.  Our physicians prefer that your responsible party stay at the facility. For your comfort, you will receive sedation or anesthesia during your procedure.  If anesthesia is used, it will be administered by a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA).  Our CRNAs have special training in the delivery of anesthesia and are skilled in the latest life safety techniques.  Your comfort and safety are very important to us. Your physician will speak with you prior to your procedure(s).  This is the time to let physicians know of problems that you have been having, any health concerns, and to ask questions.  Due to...

Colonoscopy Prep Instructions

Colostomy Bowel Prep

Dulcolax / Miralax Prep

Will I Be Awake for My Procedure?

A commonly asked question that patients have is “will I be awake for my procedure?” The answer to that question depends upon what the patient wants. While most patients prefer “not to remember anything”, a few prefer to be only lightly sedated. Medication options for procedure Sedation & anesthesia – this is the most common choice for patients. Patients are given a mild sedation when they arrive in the procedure room and then a CRNA (Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist) will administer an anesthesia agent called Propofol. With Propofol, patients will not remember the procedure. Propofol is a very safe anesthetic agent when delivered by a trained professional. It has a very short half-life so most patients awake easily. This method is...

Discharge Instructions / Home Care

Activity / General Information: Do not drive, operate machinery, make critical decisions, or do activities that require coordination or balance following your procedure for the entire remainder of the day. Medications given during your procedure may cause light-headedness, dizziness, or sleepiness.  If you experience any of these symptoms, please lie down and rest. If you have sleep apnea and sleep with a CPAP or BiPAP at home, please use your devise as prescribed while napping. The medications given during your procedure may make you amnesic (forgetful) for the remainder of the day.  Occasionally, mild sedation may persist for one or two days.  Please remain with a responsible adult during this time. You may resume your normal activity the day after your...

Pathology

Biopsies/Polyps

Any tissue samples (biopsies, polyps) taken during your procedure will be sent to a licensed pathologist for analysis.  Pathology/biopsy results take approximately three business days.  Your physician’s office personnel will notify you of any abnormal pathology.  If you do not hear from your physician’s office with the pathology/biopsy results, if desired you can call their office (405-366-8619) to obtain the results.  If you have a primary care provider (PCP) who referred you for the procedure that was performed, the PCP will receive a copy of the procedure and pathology results. Periodically, pathology/biopsy findings require that you have a repeat procedure or an office visit to meet with your physician.  In this case you will be contacted by...