Phone: (425) 451-7335

Why can’t I go back to work or drive home?

The medications used to help you relax during your procedure will have an effect on your reflexes and judgment for 12 hours and may also have a temporary effect on your short term memory. For this reason it is important to have someone you trust with you to hear your discharge instructions and make sure you arrive home safely.

If you drive before these drugs are eliminated from your system, it is considered “driving under the influence” and is punishable under the Washington State DUI Statute RCW 46.61.502. Our staff are obligated to report to the local police any patient who drives after receiving these drugs. We would prefer your escort remain in the building during your procedure. There is a coffee bar and restaurant on the first floor for their convenience. Pagers are available at the front desk.

If you arrive without an escort, your procedure will be rescheduled.

We are active members of the follow associations, click to learn more about their causes.
AAAHC ACG AGA ASGE