Sutter Roseville Endoscopy Center
- This location is part of Sutter Health's Surgery Center Division.
About Sutter Roseville Endoscopy Center
Sutter Roseville Endoscopy Center is an outpatient endoscopy center that primarily performs EGD’s and colonoscopies. We specialize in colorectal cancer screening and the treatment of various digestive disorders.
We adhere to professional society practice guidelines put forth by the American College of Gastroenterology (ACG), the American Gastroenterological Association (AGA), and the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE). We are accredited by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC) and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).
We strive to give outstanding service and patient care in a convenient, comfortable setting. Our staff and physicians are well-trained and ready to answer questions and assist you in any way possible.
Frequently Asked Questions
How and when will I find out my pathology results?
How should I prepare for my colonoscopy prep?
What do I need to bring?
- Photo ID and Insurance card.
- List of current medications and dosages.
- Ride that can stay on campus during the procedure and stay with you at home.
What should I expect when I arrive?
- Check in at the front desk. You will fill out additional paperwork and be called back to pre-op by a nurse. Generally, your ride will remain in the lobby.
- A pre-op nurse will review your health information, current medications, get vital signs, and place an IV.
- Your doctor will check in with you prior to the procedure, as well as the sedation nurse or anesthesiologist depending on your sedation plan.
- Your procedure will take place in a private room with your doctor, a procedure nurse and a sedation nurse or anesthesiologist. Expect your procedure to take approximately 30 to 45 minutes.
- Expect about 30 minutes in recovery, then discharged by wheelchair to your responsible adult driver.
What should I know going home?
- Do not drive for 12 hours.
- No alcohol for 24 hours.
- Go directly home & rest.
- If no pain/nausea, eat regularly.
Call your doctor for:
- Severe pain in the throat or stomach.
- Bleeding from mouth or rectum.
- Infection: Fever (101 degrees Fahrenheit and above), swelling/redness to IV site, increased heart rate, chills.
- Persistent nausea or vomiting.
Call 911 for trouble breathing or chest pain.
What will my procedure be like?
The scope is inserted through the anus and advanced to visualize the entire colon. During the colonoscopy, the doctor can take biopsies, remove polyps, and can perform additional interventions as needed.
EGD (upper endoscopy):
You will have a mouth guard to prevent biting down on the scope. The scope will pass through your esophagus, stomach, and the beginning part of your small intestine. Your breathing will not be affected. Your doctor can take biopsies, dilate narrow areas, remove polyps, & other interventions as needed.
NOTE: You have no pain receptors in your GI tract and will not feel removal of tissues.
What will the sedation be like?
Regardless of the sedation type, you will be continuously monitored by an RN or anesthesiologist, including heart rate/rhythm, oxygen levels, & blood pressure.
If receiving Monitored Anesthesia Care (MAC):
You will have deep sedation with an anesthesiologist. Most likely you won’t feel or remember anything. This is not general anesthesia, so you will be able to breath on your own with supplemental oxygen. This type of sedation is scheduled according to medical necessity.
If receiving Moderate Sedation:
This is also called ‘twilight’ sedation and is administered by a sedation RN. You may or may not remember the procedure and could experience some mild discomfort...OR you may even comfortably watch your procedure.
Our goal is to keep you comfortable. The nurse will give you more medicine through your IV as needed, as long as your vital signs are stable.
Your procedure will be cancelled if you...
- Did not stop eating food as directed.
- Did not stop drinking fluids as directed.
- Did not stop blood thinners as directed (Plavix, Coumadin, Pradaxa, etc.).
- Have a poor bowel prep (still have solid stool or dark brown liquid stool).
- Have no ride: Must have a responsible adult that can stay near the facility and at home with you after your procedure.
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4 Medical Plaza Drive
Roseville, CA 95661