FAQ

When will I be able to drive after the procedure?
A: Twenty Four (24) hours after the procedure

When will I be able to eat after the procedure?
A: You will be able to eat after the procedure. It is recommended that you eat a light meal.  The patient will be offered juice and snack immediately following the procedure.

I’ve already filled out paperwork in the doctor’s office, why is additional paperwork required?
A:  The Digestive Health Center is a separate entity from your doctor’s office, therefore we require our own records
and evaluations.

When will I be able to resume normal activities?
A: After the procedure the Physician will discharge the patient with their specific instructions

Who do I contact regarding Anesthesia Billing questions?
A: Contact Huntington Bay Medical Associates at 631-385-8677

Why is so much information repeatedly needed?
A: The Digestive Health Center is a separate entity from the Doctor’s office and require our own records and evaluations

Why must I arrive 30-45 minutes prior to my scheduled time?
A: Paperwork must be filled out for the Digestive Health Center and an assessment by the Nurses and the Anesthesiologist

Why no dark color nail polish?
A: It interferes with the assessment of your oxygenation

Will someone need to drive me home?
A: Yes, after any type of anesthesia or sedation you will need to have someone take you home.  You will not be able to walk, drive, or take public transportation (including taxis).  Generally, you may drive after twenty four (24) hours after your procedure.

What should I do and bring with me the day of the procedure?
A: You should wear comfortable clothes.  You should also bring your insurance card(s), a driver’s license or photo ID for card for identification purposes.

The day of the procedure you may also use deodorant and brush your teeth, remembering to avoid swallowing any
additional water or mouthwash.

You may not have candy or chew gum the day of procedure.

Please do not wear any make-up, dark nail polish or perfume or cologne on the day of surgery. Also, if you need
glasses please bring them as contact lenses are not permitted.

Please be advised that we are not responsible for any lost valuables, including jewelry and wallets. Please leave all
items of value with your ride.

Which of my medications should I take?
A:  It is very important that certain medications are taken before surgery, while others should be avoided. You should
contact your physician, should you have any questions regarding your medications.

When will I be able to resume normal activities?
A: While being discharged by your Physician, you will be given specific instructions.

Who do I contct regarding anesthia?
A:  You may contact Huntington Bay Medical Associates at (631) 385-8677.