MOHAWK VALLEY ENDOSCOPY CENTER
Mohawk Valley Endoscopy Center’s 13,000 square foot facility is custom designed to accommodate our patients with the privacy, comfort, and convenience they need. MVEC has a nine-bed admitting area, four large state-of-the-art procedure rooms, and a nine-bay recovery room that provides a pleasant, efficient, and friendly setting for our patients while they receive optimal care from our skilled staff.
For our patients that need additional assistance, MVEC is wheelchair accessible, and translation services and hearing impaired services are available at the patient’s request. If you need any special assistance, please let us know at least one week before your appointment.
Mohawk Valley Endoscopy Center is located on the second floor at 116 Business Park Drive in Utica. After entering our center, patients will sign in at the registration desk adjoining our spacious waiting room that is available for those family members and others who accompany the patient. The waiting area includes a water station, cable television, and magazines, books and free guest wifi. Adjacent to the waiting room is the Business Park Café.
The Admitting Area
The admitting area is equipped with 9 bays, with music and privacy panels for each patient. Our admitting nurses prepare each of our patients for their procedure by confirming their health history, placing an IV for fluids and medication to be provided, as well as answering any remaining questions. There is also the opportunity to talk with our attending anesthesiologist to discuss the plan for their procedure.
The Procedure Rooms
Each procedure suite is outfitted with high definition video monitoring equipment to provide a better examination and better documentation for the patient record. Each suite includes wall suction, oxygen and equipment capable of monitoring cardiac rhythm, pulse rate and the oxygen saturation of each patient to ensure patient safety. Our skilled anesthesia providers ensure our patients comfort while monitoring the patient throughout the procedure. The nurses, anesthesia provider, and your physician work together to provide quality care of the highest standard.
The Recovery Room
MVEC’s recovery room is equipped with 9 bays, where our patients are closely monitored after their procedure by our Registered Nurses. The routine use of anesthesia for the procedures results in most of our patients experiencing rapid recovery from the medications; feeling alert and able to return to normal activities. Once awake and alert, the patients are offered a beverage and the patient’s families are encouraged to join them at the bedside to discuss the findings of the procedure with their physician.
Scope Reprocessing Room
A trio of rooms is devoted to cleaning, disinfecting, and storing the high definition video endoscopes used for our procedures. The Center has strict policies and procedures regarding the reprocessing of the scopes and infection control. We utilize the newest technology available for the electronic scope washer which completes the high-level disinfection process. Our staff receives continuous training to meet and exceed the standards set by the professional and government organizations that monitor our practice.