Main Hospital, 1st Floor
Enter the Hospital through the main entrance. To the right of the admissions desk is the Outpatient Procedures Suite. Enter the lobby and check in at the main desk.
The Endoscopy Suite at Sibley Memorial Hospital is a six-room suite providing a full range of endoscopic services to individuals undergoing diagnostic or therapeutic procedures on an outpatient or inpatient basis. Our facility offers the highest level of quality care for its patients before, during and after examinations. Our physicians are all board-certified and the specialized nursing staff is highly trained and A.C.L.S. certified. Our commitment is to ensure the safety of our patients providing the most technologically advanced possible setting.
Our procedure rooms are newly equipped with state-of-the-art equipment which includes high-definition endoscopes, digital imaging, computer generated reports and flat-screen monitors allowing physicians to detect, sample and remove abnormal tissues, even small and hard to find flat or slightly raised polyps.
Procedures offered include:
- Upper Endoscopy
- Capsule Endoscopy
- Flexible Sigmoidoscopy
- Anorectal Manometry
When to Arrive:
On the day of your procedure, please plan to arrive 1 hour prior to your procedure. This will allow time to complete the admission process. If you have pre-registered, you may proceed directly to the Endoscopy Suite where you will be admitted. The admission process includes:
- Completing necessary forms (Patient Medical History form and Patient Medication List)
- Provide name and phone number of the adult accompanying you on your ride home* if you are to receive sedation for the procedure. If you are having trouble finding a ride home, please call Sibley Hospital Endoscopy unit at 202-537-4025 or your physician’s office to obtain a list of approved escort services.
*Definition of a ride home is a responsible adult accompanying you home in a cab or car. You may not leave by cab, bus, subway or walk home alone. If you need to use a form of the above mentioned transportation, please make arrangements to have a responsible adult escort you home. Your procedure will be CANCELLED if you have not made the proper arrangements for a ride home or you may opt to have the procedure done without sedation.
What to Bring
You will need to provide photo identification and insurance card at the time of admission. You will also need to provide your nurse with a medical history and a list of medications you are taking. A Medical History Form and Patient Medication List form are provided on this web page and can be printed. Please fill out the forms ahead of time and bring them with you the day of your procedure as this will speed up the admission process.
What to Wear
You may want to wear clothes that are loose fitting so that it is easier to change into a hospital gown and robe. A locker will be provided so you may store any personal items, but please remember to leave all your valuables at home. If you wear a hearing aid and/or need glasses to read, please bring them with you as you will need them to assist you in the admission process.