To our valued patients:
We want you to know that your health and safety is our utmost priority. In light of the pandemic and in an effort to protect the health and safety of our patients, we are pleased to announce that Dr. Bal and staff at Arizona Gastroenterology Clinic LLC will be offering telemedicine services to our patients. Having a “virtual” visit by telephone or video conference will allow you to access your physician from the comfort and safety of your home or workplace. Please contact our office and the staff will schedule a telemedicine visit and provide you with the detailed instructions to conduct your appointment. Our location information is available on our website at

Very best regards from Dr. Bal and the staff at Arizona Gastroenterology Clinic LLC


Here are some commonly asked questions with videos to answer your questions:

Q. What Can I expect from my upper endoscopy?

A: Please click on this link on Upper Endoscopy.

Q. What Can I expect from my Colonscopy?

A. Please click on this on Colonoscopy.

Q. Where are you located?

A. We have three valley locations, see our locations page for maps and address and contact information.

Q. How long do the procedures take?

A. The procedures usually take around 2 hours to complete.

Q. How do I need to prepare for my procedure?

A. Procedure preparation forms can be found on our website.

Q. Will I be able to drive myself home after the procedure?

A.  You will need to have someone drive you home from the procedure.  The driver will need to drive you to the procedure and wait during the procedure in the waiting room until the patient is discharged.

Q. What do I need to bring to my first appointment?

A. Picture ID, Insurance Card, Co-Pay, List Of Medications, Cancel 24 hours prior to avoid cancellation fee.

Q. What is the cancellation fee if I do not cancel 24 hours prior to my appointment?

A. There is a $50 cancellation fee.

Q. Can I bring my children?

A. Children under 12 are not allowed in the exam rooms, however they can wait with an adult in the waiting room.

Q. What do I need to bring on the day of my procedure?

A. We recommend that you leave all valuables at home including purses, wallets, cell phones.  You need to wear socks.  You need to bring payment for the procedure.