2232 Wilborn Avenue
South Boston, VA 24592
    Southern Gastroenterology Associates     434.572.8196

New Patients

We welcome you to Southern Gastroenterology Associates. To make an appointment with our specialists, please call our office at 434.572.8196 or make an appointment online. Our scheduling coordinators are ready to assist you. We look forward to meeting you on your appointment day and thank you for the opportunity to serve your needs.

Please provide your name, date of birth, telephone number, type of insurance and reason for your visit. You are asked to bring your insurance cards, copayment along with medications and dosages that you are taking. If you have any medical records that may help with your care, please bring them with you to your appointment. If your insurance requires a referral from your primary care doctor authorizing your visit, you will need to make sure this has been done prior to your appointment.

To make the process easier and quicker, please download, print and fill out these forms. You can bring them with you to your
appointment, or you can fax them to 434.572.8341 prior to your appointment time.

Required Forms

Make an appointment online Fill out our
form and a scheduling coordinator will
contact you to confirm your appointment.


The Day of your Procedure

Remember you cannot eat or drink anything after midnight the night before your procedure. You may take your usual medications on the day of your exam unless otherwise instructed. Please take those medications with just enough water to swallow. You will not be able to drive home after your colonoscopy or EGD because of intravenous sedation. Please have a responsible adult available to take you home later that day. If any questions arise, please do not hesitate to contact us. Your safety is very important to us.

Post Care

You should not drive an automobile or use any equipment that may injure yourself or others 24 hours after discharge. Please have assistance when walking up or down stairs. To prevent nausea after you have been put to sleep, you should begin your food intake with liquids (any type of liquid – soup, broths, jello, ginger ale, etc.) and progress to solid foods slowly. You should not drink alcoholic beverages for 24 hours after discharge. If you become dizzy, lie down completely flat until all dizziness is gone. Legal decisions should be delayed for 24 hours after discharge. Parents may need assistance with children at home for the remainder of the day. If you have any problems after arriving home following your procedure, please contact us at 434-572-8196. If the office is closed, you can contact your doctor 24 hours a day by calling Halifax Regional Hospital at 434-572-8196.

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