What to Expect the Day of your Procedure

You will be asked to arrive 30 minutes prior to your procedure’s scheduled start time. Masks are not required; but if you or your ride are having symptoms of an upper respiratory illness, you may be asked to wear a mask. Rides are permitted to wait in the reception area. You will take the elevator to the 4th floor where you will check in with front desk reception to begin your admission process. Your admission nurse will bring you from reception to an admission bay where you will be admitted and meet your physician. Please have the phone number of your ride available to provide to staff.  We encourage you to ask your ride to add our phone number into their personal phone 207-773-7964 and title as Portland Gastroenterology. Your ride will be called 15-20 minutes before you are ready to be discharged.  We ask that your ride not be more than 15-20 minutes away. After your procedure, you will go to recovery where your ride will be allowed to join you, if you wish; and you will speak with the doctor prior to leaving.