Please report to the reception of the Spencer Private Hospitals.
You be requested to sit in the reception area until the ward is ready for you.
A nurse will check your details, blood pressure, and pulse. If you are taking any medication or are allergic to anything (medications, plasters, latex) please tell the nurse.
You will be asked to remove any jewellery, spectacles, contact lenses, tongue studs, and false teeth before the examination.
Please inform the nurse if you have a pacemaker, replacement joints, pins, or plates.
A small needle will be inserted into a vein. If we are unable to use a particular arm for any reason please inform the staff immediately. (This needle will be left lightly strapped to your hand/arm until you are recovered from the procedure for any other drugs that may be needed)
You will usually receive antibiotics and a Voltarol suppository before the procedure to help prevent infection.
The endoscopist performing the test will explain the procedure and ask you to sign a consent form. This confirms that you understand the examination and agree to go ahead with it.
Please do not hesitate to ask any questions you may have.
You will need to change into a hospital gown.
A nurse will stay with you throughout the examination.