Diagnostic Endoscopy Centre, Sydney

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What should I bring with me when I come for my endoscopy?
    • A referral from your GP
    • Your insurance information
    • Any recent blood test results or imaging reports
    • A completed Medical History form ( if you have not already returned one to us)
    • A list of the current medications you are taking including any known medication allergies.
  • How long will I be at the clinic for?
  • Please allow 2-3 hours from the time you arrive at the clinic. Procedure times can vary from patient to patient.
  • Will I see a Doctor before I go home?
  • Your gastroenterologist will see you before you are discharged to discuss the findings of your test and to organise and follow up appointments if required.
  • Can I drive myself home?
  • The IV sedation given during your test can affect your judgement and reflexes. It is for this reason that you will be considered legally impaired and are not permitted to drive for a minimum of 12 hours after having your procedure. For your safety you must have a responsible adult come to the clinic and escort you home.
  • Can I catch public transport?
  • You cannot catch public transport home unless you are accompanied by a responsible adult. This is for your safety and that of fellow travellers.
  • Can I go to work after my procedure?
  • We advise that you keep the day of your procedure free to recover. You must not drive a motor vehicle, operate any form of machinery or make any important decisions for the rest of the day. You should be fine to resume normal activities including work and exercise by the following day.
  • Can I get a medical certificate for taking time off for the procedure?
  • Yes, the admitting nurse will ask if either you or your carer requires a medical certificate for the day of your procedure. This will be given to you on discharge from the clinic.
  • What should I wear?
    • Loose, comfortable clothing and non-slip shoes
    • Make-up should be kept to a minimum. Excess eye makeup can cause irritation to the eyes.
    • Valuables including jewellery should be left at home. We do not accept any responsibility for loss or damage of your valuables

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