FlushingMonday: 8:30am to 5:00pm
Tuesday: 8:30am to 5:00pm
Wednesday: 8:30am to 5:00pm
Thursday: 8:30am to 5:00pm
Friday: CLOSED (Reception Only)
Saturday: 8:30am to 5:00pm
We accept most plans. Please call the office directly for more information.
How to Prepare for a Colonoscopy
- Certain medications (Aspirin, Plavix, anti-inflammatory medications and Coumadin, among others) may need to be discontinued one week prior to your procedure.
- Tylenol, Aleve, Advil with a sip of water is ok in the mourning of procedure. Diabetic pills can be taken after the procedure was finished.
- Some patients can take Ensure, Nutrient supplement to prevent extreme hunger. You can drink up to 4 cans up until midnight.
- After procedure, patients can have a breakfast and are capable of being at work within an hour of the procedure.
- No driving a car or operating heavy machinery for 4 hours after anesthesia.
- Patients should stop Aspirin, Planix and Coumadin for 5 days to prevent bleeding in the case of the removal of Polyp. If you have an artificial valve or very serious significant heart murmur, please call our office.
- Please contact our office if you have a pacemaker or defibrillator.
If you have any questions regarding the administration of your medications prior to the procedure, please contact our office.
Information on how to prepare for a colonoscopy:
We will provide you instruction sheets on how to prepare for a colonoscopy along with your bowel prep prescription. For additional information, please call our office.
Day of Your Procedure
- Please check in at the reception desk 30 minutes before your procedure is scheduled to begin.
- Please bring your health insurance card.
- Please bring a list of your medications and dosages you are currently taking.
- It is very important for us to know if you have any allergies, especially an allergy to rubber (latex) products.
A nurse will ask you about your current and past health history, and review any questions you may have about your visit to Atlantic Endoscopy.
- If you think you might be pregnant, please bring this to the attention of the staff immediately. Women of child-bearing years are often requested to submit a sample for a urine pregnancy test.
Warning - We are not responsible for any lost or stolen property during the procedure. Please leave any jewelry or precious personal belongings at home.
After Your Procedure
- We would prefer for your driver to remain in the immediate area during your procedure. If they do need to leave, we request that they will return to the center no later than 30 minutes after your scheduled procedure time. The average visit will be approximately 1½ to 2 hours.
- Patients will remain in the recovery area until they are ready for discharge.
- At your request, your escort will be asked to come to the consultation room to listen to your discharge instructions prior to your discharge.
- It would be best if someone could stay with you at home or check on you following your procedure.
To save time during your appointment, you can fill out these forms at home and then bring them with you.
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We accept cash, check, and most major credit cards.
If you are unable to keep an appointment, we ask that you kindly provide us with at least 24 hours notice. This courtesy, on your part, will make it possible to give your appointment to another patient.