The Endoscopy Center at Boice-Willis Clinic opened in 2006 and is accredited by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care, Inc. The center is equipped with state-of-the-art equipment and provides a comfortable, relaxed environment for patients who are undergoing diagnostic endoscopic procedures. Our experienced physicians are highly skilled and well respected in the region.
The Boice-Willis Endoscopy Center is located at 901 N Winstead Ave, Rocky Mount, on the 3rd floor of the Rocky Mount Medical Park. Our hours of operation are 7:00-3:30 Monday-Thursday and 7:00-12:30 on Fridays. We are closed on weekends and holidays. All procedures are scheduled through the BWC Gastroenterology Department. For questions or more information, please call 937-0231.
Once a patient is referred to us, we begin a screening process. You will receive a phone call requesting more health information. Following that screening call, your insurance will be verified and then you will receive another call to schedule the appointment. After the appointment is made, you will receive detailed instructions in the mail regarding preparation for your procedure. If you have not received instructions within 5 days of your scheduled appointment, please call 937-0231.
The Procedure Day:
Unless your physician has given you permission to do otherwise, DO NOT EAT OR DRINK ANYTHING THE DAY OF YOUR PROCEDURE.
If you are a diabetic, please check your blood sugar prior to coming to the center.
BRING ALL MEDICATIONS WITH YOU. In order to take the best care of you, we will record a current and accurate medication list.
YOU MUST BRING A DRIVER WITH YOU. After receiving sedation, you will not be allowed to drive the remainder of the day. You should plan to bring an escort that will stay with you on site until you are ready to go home. You may not go home alone in a taxi, van or shuttle bus as that driver cannot be responsible for you.
The admission process may take 20-30 minutes. During this time, we will ask you questions aimed at providing you safe and appropriate care. You will be asked to sign sedation and procedure consents. At this time we will begin an intravenous (IV) infusion.
Prior to receiving sedation, you will talk to the physician in the procedure room. You will be positioned on your left side. The nurse will give you sedation through the intravenous line. You will be carefully monitored during the entire procedure. If the physician sees a polyp, he will remove it. If he sees anything unusual, he will biopsy it. The removed tissue will be sent to a lab to be tested.
The actual procedure takes approximately 30 minutes. Because we seek to provide safe and thorough care for each of our patients, some cases may take longer. As a result, occasionally cases go longer than planned therefore delaying procedure times. Please plan to be here up to 3 hours.
After the procedure, you will be recovered for approximately 30 minutes. Your escort will be allowed to come and sit with you at this time. During this recovery time, we will continue to monitor your vital signs and provide you with some nourishment. The physician will talk with you, and with your permission, your escort, in the recovery area. We will provide you with written detailed discharge instructions and phone numbers to call for any questions or complications.
Our commitment is to treat everyone with respect and dignity, providing the highest quality of care.
Please bring all prescription medications in their containers to each appointment.
Location and Contact Information:
Rocky Mount Medical Park
901 N. Winstead Avenue
Rocky Mount, NC 27804
Monday-Friday: 7:30 am - 3:30 pm
Office Closed: All major holidays
After Hours: (252) 962-8822