Instructions For Upper Endoscopy

Following is the information for your upcoming procedure with Dr. Siegel at Greenbelt Endoscopy Center.

The center is located at:

9821 Greenbelt Road Suite 103
Lanham, MD 20706
Tel: 301-552-1801
Fax: 301-552-2695


A Few Days Before Your UPPER ENDOSCOPY Procedure

  • Arrange for someone to drive you home following the procedure.
  • If you are a child bearing age (10 – 50) female patient and you are planning for your pregnancy, or you have not have your menstruation more than 28 days regardless for any reason, contact your physician as soon as possible. You may require having pregnancy blood test prior the procedure.


The Day Before The Procedure

  • Take nothing by mouth after midnight.
  • If applicable, take blood pressure, asthma, seizure, and heart medication with small sips of water.
  • Avoid smoking and drinking alcohol for 24 hours prior to the procedure.
  • A staff member from the Greenbelt Endoscopy will contact you to go over information concerning the procedure.


On The Day Of the Procedure

  • In the morning of the procedure, take nothing by mouth except any necessary medications such as blood pressure pills with small sips of water. Do not take insulin or diabetes pills. If you are unsure about which medications are permitted, please call the office.
  • Please report to the Greenbelt Endoscopy Center on time.
  • Leave money and jewelry at home.
  • If you wear contact lens please leave the lens at home and wear glasses.
  • If you wear dentures, please do not apply any denture paste or glue to the denture, you will need to remove the denture for the procedure.
  • Bring your medications or medication list.
  • Bring your CO-payment if applicable.
  • Bring your insurance card and photo ID.
  • Make sure you have someone to drive you home.


Once You Arrive at the Greenbelt Endoscopy Center

  • Report to the reception desk for registration. You and your companies will stay at the waiting room until the nurse calls your name. The patient will go to the admission area and the patient’s companies will stay in the waiting room until the patient is ready to go home. Dr. Siegel usually would like to talk to the family immediately after the procedure.
  • Once the patient arrives on the admission area, a nurse will perform the pre-op assessment and obtain some signatures for some documents.
  • The nurse will place an IV (small needle) on the patient’s arm for infusion of fluid such as Dextrose water and Normal Saline. The IV also acts as an access for the sedation medication.
  • Patients will then be transferred from the admission area to the procedure room.
  • Dr. Siegel will give you the sedation through the IV line before the procedure.
  • After the procedure is performed, you will be transferred to the recovery room.
  • We will continue monitor your vital signs for 30 minutes.
  • Dr. Siegel and the recovery room nurses will give post procedure advises to the patient. A copy of the instruction will be offered to take home.
  • One of us from the Center will call you on the next day for post procedure follow-up.

Note : Total estimated time about 2 1/2 to 3 hours for all processes. There may be complications with the procedure and scheduling, please accept apology for any inconvenience.