FAQ

Getting started:


Where are we located?

The addresses for GastroCare, Tuscaloosa Endoscopy Center, DCH Regional Medical Center, and DCH Northport Medical Center are located in ourLocations section in the menu on the left side of the page. We've also included a map for each location.

How can you get in touch with us?

Our phone number is located at the top of the website, as well as under theContact Us section in the menu. Our email address is also listed.

What are our office hours?

We are open:
Monday - Thursday : 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday: 9:00 AM - 3:30 to 5:00 PM depending on clinic schedule

When coming in for an office visit:


What do I need to bring to the office?

1. Photo identification
2. Insurance Card
3. A list of all medications you are currently taking.
4. Payment of any patient responsibility (e.g. co-payment or deductible)

When do I need to arrive for my office visit?

We request that you arrive 30 minutes prior to your scheduled office visit.

The Day Of Your Procedure:


Can I drive myself home from the procedure?

Due to the effects of your sedation, you cannot drive for the remainder of the day after your procedure. The day of the procedure you must have someone that will drive you home, and your driver will need to stay in the waiting room until you are discharged.

How long can I expect be at the office?

2-3 hours. Please be aware that your time from start to finish could be as much as 4 hours due to unforeseen emergencies.

What do I need to bring?

1. Your anesthesiologist papers that you received at your previous office visit.
2. Payment of any patient responsibility (e.g. co-payment or deductible)

When do I need to arrive for my procedure?

We request that you arrive 45 minutes prior to your scheduled procedure. If your procedure is scheduled before normal hours or on the weekend you will be notified when you need to arrive by the front desk staff.

How soon will I know the results of my test?

After your physician completes the test, he will speak to you about the findings and any recommendations. Biopsy results can take up to two weeks to return.

Other Related Questions:


Can I return to work after a procedure?

You should not operate any equipment or vehicles, or make any important decisions until the day following your procedure (with anesthesia).

When do I need to call in for a refill of my medication?

To insure that you do not run out of your medication, please call a week before you are due to run out to allow for the processing time.