Digestive Diseases

Appointment Information

Outpatient Clinic Visits

Please plan to arrive 15 minutes before your scheduled appointment time. Should you need to cancel or reschedule your appointment, please notify us as soon as possible or at least 48 hours in advance by calling 404-778-3184. Before your visit with us, please download and fill out any applicable patient forms.

What to Bring to Your Appointment

Required Records

Please include all needed records with the referral form. Specialty Specific Records below:
General GI

  1. Clinic/Hospitalization Notes
  2. All labs within the last year
  3. All EGD/Colonoscopy (color preferred)
  4. Any pertinent pathology reports
  5. All imaging within the last 2 years (US, CT, MRI, gastric emptying study)
  6. If applicable: color copy of capsule study, motility studies (esophageal/anorectal manometry, Bravo/pH impedance),
    breath test studies.

Biliary, Pancreatic Diseases & Advanced Endoscopy

  1. Clinic/Hospitalization Notes,
  2. All labs within the last year,
  3. All EGD/Colonoscopy/Enteroscopy/ERCP/EUS/RUS Reports (color preferred)
  4. Any pertinent pathology reports.
  5. In addition to the records outlined above the specific procedures below will need the noted records:
    Balloon Enteroscopy – Color Copy of Capsule Report
    Barrett’s with Dysplasia – Outside Pathology Slides
    GPOEM – 4-Hour Gastric Emptying Results
    POEM – Color Copy of Esophageal Manometry Report

Inflammatory Bowel Disease

  1. Clinic/Hospitalization notes (including sub-specialty notes: Colorectal Surgery, Rheumatology, Dermatology etc.)
  2. All Labs within the last year
  3. All EGD/Colonoscopy Reports (color preferred)
  4. Any pertinent pathology reports (i.e. endoscopic/surgical)
  5. Color Copy of Capsule Report
  6. Any pertinent operative reports
  7. All imaging (CT, MRI)
  8. Last infusion note
  9. Vaccination records.


  1. Clinic/Hospitalization Notes
  2. All EGD/Colonoscopy (color preferred)
  3. Any pertinent pathology records
  4. All motility studies (Esophageal/anorectal manometry, Bravo/pH impedance,) with color photos/tracings
  5. All imaging (CT, MRI, Upper GI/barium esophagram, gastric emptying study, small bowel follow through, sitz marker study,
    defecography) within last 2 years.
  6. Indication for referral: - Achalasia/Esophageal motility disorder
    - Eosinophilic esophagitis/gastritis
    - Gastroparesis
    - Small bowel dysmotility/pseudoobstruction
    - Colonic inertia/anorectal disorder

Incomplete records could delay the scheduling of patients.
If your practice uses Epic please encourage patients to participate in Care Everywhere for easier record sharing.

For Procedure Visits

Please note the location of your procedure. Site and procedure-specific preparation instructions are below. If you have any questions or need more information about your preparation, please call 404-778-3184.

Ambulatory Surgery Center Procedure Preparation Instructions

There are three preparation options for your colonoscopy listed below. Please select the option your physician recommended.

Missed Appointments and Late Cancellations

Our goal is to provide you with the highest quality of care in a timely manner. As such, late cancellations and missed appointments can delay access for other patients awaiting care. Please be aware that the Ambulatory Surgery Center Endoscopy unit has a late cancellation and missed appointment policy. If you are unable to attend your scheduled appointment and you don't notify us two business days in advance, there will be a $100 charge.

For appointment scheduling changes, please call at 404-778-3184.

Thank you and we look forward to serving you.

Refer a Patient

Thank you for entrusting Emory Healthcare and our team with your patient. In order to provide the best service for you and your patient, please take a moment to complete the GI Referral Form. 

For Referring Physicians

At Emory Healthcare, providing prompt communication and collaborating with our patients’ physicians is a top priority. To refer a patient or for assistance in navigating our health care network, we have several resources available:

Physician Consult Line
Please call 404-778-5050 or 800-223-6679.
Mon–Fri, 7:30 a.m.–6 p.m. ET

Direct Secure Messaging

Air Transport 
Please call 888-763-1010

Emergency and After Hours Transfers
Please call 404-686-8334.

Make an Appointment

To make an appointment with the Digestive Diseases Program, please call 404-778-3184. The appointment line is open Mon–Fri, 8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.