Javier Endoscopy Center
The Javier Road Endoscopy Center provides exceptional clinical care in a personalized, compassionate environment. To have a procedure at our location, you must be a fast-track patient or first schedule an appointment with one of our doctors: Mahmood Abedi, MD, Tonya Adams, MD, Nader Balba, MD, Michael Garone, MD, Ivan Harnden, MD, Ahmed Hegab, MD, Behzad Kalaghchi, MD, Asma Khapra, MD, Byungki Kim, MD, Iris Lee, MD, Kenneth Mirkin, MD, Nitin Sardana, MD, Peter Scudera, MD, Nicholas Szary, MD, Jeremias Tan, MD, or Bezawit Tekola, MD.
Preparation for an Endoscopy
Please do not eat anything 8 hours prior to your procedure, no matter what time your procedure is scheduled. If you eat something 8 hours or less before your procedure, you will not be able to have your procedure at the orginal scheduled time. You cannot drink or consume anything by mouth within 4 hours of your procedure (including water, chewing gum, mints or sucking on hard candy). If you do, you will not be able to have your procedure. Since you will have IV during your procedure, it is critical that you have an empty stomach to prevent aspiration (accidental inhalation of stomach contents).
If you have an active infection, a fever and/or significant upper repertory or nasal congestion within two days of your procedure, please call our office to let us know. Depending on the circumstance, you may need to reschedule your procedure.
Items To Bring With You
Please bring the following items with you on the day of your procedure:
- State issued identification card
- Up-to-date insurance card
- Updated list of medications
Before Your Procedure
Please arrive at the time given to you by your procedure scheduler. When you arrive, you will meet with the front desk team. You will need to provide them with your state issued identification card and an up-to-date insurance card. The front desk team will also collect a co-pay if applicable. They will also provide you with a wristband as ID.
The pre-op team will help get you prepared for the procedure. They will provide you a gown to change into. Additionally, they will verify your medical history and take your vitals, which includes temperature, heart rate, repertory rate, blood pressure, and oxygen saturation. Once that is complete, they will start and IV line.
Next, the anesthesiologist will review your medical history and discuss anesthesia prior to signing a consent. Once this is complete, you will be escorted to a procedure room where you will see your physician and the team who will be performing your procedure.
After Your Procedure
After your procedure has finished, you will be closely monitored as you recover. The physician that performed your procedure will meet with you and/or your family to discuss preliminary findings and a plan after discharge. The front desk team will help you schedule any follow up appointments if needed.
You will need someone to drive with you to and from the procedure. It is our facilities policy that your driver remains onsite during your procedure. Your driver can be a family member, friend, or neighbor. You may take a taxi, Uber, Lyft, or other driving services if you are accompanied by a responsible adult the entire time.
Anesthesiologist and Pathologist Billing
Our anesthesiologist and pathologist may or may not be in network for your insurance. However, we have negotiated reduced rates for out-of-network services, which commonly keeps out of pocket expenses comparable to in-plan costs.
- Upper Endoscopy