4660 Kenmore Avenue, Suite 100 Alexandria, VA 22304
Located in the Alexandria Professional Building
Phone: 703-751-5763 Fax: 703-370-8704
Parking available as well as convenient patient drop-off in front of building.
Thank you for choosing GI Endoscopy Center of Northern Virginia as your provider of gastrointestinal endoscopic services. The Center is conveniently located in the Alexandria Professional Center (4660 Kenmore Avenue, Ste 100). The Center meets or exceeds State and Joint Commission standards in construction, design, policies and procedures, fire protection, safety and handicap accessibility. Your care will be provided by a skilled team of gastroenterologists, anesthesiologists, nurses and technicians, all licensed/certified by the state of Virginia and relevant specialty boards. The Center provides excellent patient care using state-of-the-art technology for ambulatory gastrointestinal endoscopy services.
THE CENTER IS OPEN MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY FROM 7:30 AM TO 4:00 P.M.
If you are unable to keep your appointment for your procedure, please contact our office staff at the phone number above at least 72 hours prior to your scheduled procedure.
Endoscopic Procedures Offered
This procedure examines the lining of the upper part of your gastrointestinal tract, including the esophagus and stomach.
Colonoscopy is a procedure in which the lining of the colon is inspected with a flexible instrument called an endoscope. Your physician can visualize the lining on a television monitor while you are comfortably sedated, and can use the finding of the procedure to help with diagnosis and treatment of a number of diseases afflicting the colon.
This procedure examines the lining of the left side of the colon (large bowel).
What to Expect
Before your Procedure
- A member of our staff will call you the day before your procedure to provide/verify certain information. This will include expected time of arrival, directions if needed, and a reminder that you must have a responsible driver take you home if you receive sedation.
Arriving at The Center for your Procedure
- Please bring your insurance card.
- After being greeted by our front desk staff, you will be taken to the pre-operative area where our intake nursing assistant will ask you a few questions and then have you change for your procedure. An IV will then be inserted. You will meet with our anesthesiologist prior to being taken back to the procedure room. You will also have the opportunity to speak with your physician prior to your procedure to ensure that all your questions are answered.
After your Procedure
- You will be taken to the recovery area where you will be awoken by a nurse who will check your vital signs and offer you crackers and juice.
- When you are awake, if you wish, you may have the person who accompanied you to the procedure sit with you in the recovery area until you are ready to go home.
- Before leaving, your physician will talk to you about the results of your procedure, provide you with a written report of findings and discuss next steps.
- You may feel weak and drowsy after your procedure. Do not drive a motor vehicle, operate machinery, make legally binding decisions, or drink alcohol for 24 hours after your procedure.
- Please follow your discharge instructions regarding diet, medication and activity.
- A nurse will call you within 24-72 hours after your procedure to see how you are feeling. If at any time you experience problems, please notify your physician. The phone number will be on your discharge instructions.
- The Center accepts most major insurance plans.
- You will receive a bill from your physician’s office for professional services, and a separate bill from The Center for use of the facility.
- If you had anesthesia and/or biopsies were taken, you will also receive a bill from the pathology lab and/or the anesthesiologist for their professional services.
We sincerely appreciate your choosing GI Endoscopy Center of Northern Virginia. Please note that the decision of where your procedure is performed is based on several factors including your underlying medical conditions and insurance coverage. Please talk with your physician about the most appropriate setting for your procedure.