Endoscopy Suite

What is an endoscopy?

An endoscopy is a way of looking inside of the body by inserting a flexible, thin tube, equipped with a camera. This helps our surgeons evaluate symptoms, look for possible ulcers, take biopsies, (for example, H. Pylori, a stomach bacteria that causes ulcers) evaluate for reflux, and other endoscopic procedures. Expect to arrive 60 minutes before the endoscopy and to be here 30-60 minutes after the endoscopy for recovery.

Why have an endoscopy at GHP?

GHP Endoscopy Center specializes in the examination of the upper part of your gastrointestinal tract. Our bariatric surgeons’ extensive background and years of experience gives them the skill and knowledge they need to make this process as smooth as possible. With our qualified staff who specialized in bariatric surgery, we will provide you with the finest care possible.

EGD Instructions

  • Please check in at Grand Health Partners main office, Suite 100
  • Nothing to eat or drink 6 hours prior to the test
  • You must have a driver who will remain with you during and after the procedure
  • Arrive 60 minutes before your scheduled procedure time
  • Women of childbearing age will be required to give a urine sample to test for pregnancy upon your arrival
  • Stop taking certain medications in the days leading up to your endoscopy. (NSAIDS or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory meds) Ibuprofen, Motrin, Aleve (5 days prior) , NO aspirin (5 days prior), Plavix (7 days prior) or Coumadin, or other blood thinning medications (5 days prior)

PLEASE DISCUSS THE ABOVE WITH YOUR PRIMARY CARE PHYSICIAN BEFORE STOPPING THESE MEDICATIONS.

Pre-Op

  • Evaluate for possible complications
  • Allows the surgeon to view the stomach prior to surgery
  • Look for potential hiatal hernias
  • Screening for H. Pylori

Post-op

  • Evaluate results to see what troubles you
  • Set up further appointments and testing if needed
  • Screening of Barrett’s esophagus
  • Evaluation of previous stomach surgeries

Billing Information

Using the GHP Endoscopy Center can mean lower out of pocket costs for you! We do participate with most insurance companies, please contact our billing specialists at 616-464-4619 if you have any questions regarding the billing process.

About Grand Health Partners

At Grand Health Partners, we believe that people who succeed in making their lives healthier are happier. Our mission is to help people improve their health through a well-rounded approach to weight loss. To better fit your lifestyle and your needs, we provide both surgical and non-surgical weight loss programs. Our programs are led by a group of independent bariatric surgeons who have a passion for providing excellent patient care. Weight loss is our specialty. We will provide coaching for dietary, behavioral, and exercise habits while you are monitored by licensed bariatric physicians. Because we understand that genetic, social, cultural, and emotional factors lead to obesity, our patients are properly supported and equipped throughout their weight loss journey.

Contact Us

Grand Health Partners
2060 E. Paris Ave SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49546
616-956-6100
1-888-691-0050