You may contact the physician’s office or the endoscopy center for any questions.
For the first 24 hours do not drink any alcoholic beverages. You will be able to eat after you are
fully awake. You may experience mild discomfort due to excessive gas but this should resolve
within the first few hours after your procedure.
Please arrange for an adult to drive you home after your procedure. As a matter of safety, you
will not be allowed to drive yourself home.
Please bring your insurance card, a photo ID and a list of your medications. Wear loose fitting
clothing and leave all valuables at home.
You may take your medication with a small sip of water on the day of your procedure. If you are
taking coumadin or insulin you should contact your primary care provider for specific instructions
at least one week prior to your procedure.
Your physician will give you specific instructions about when to stop eating and drinking before
There are several good educational links.
Clear liquids are any fluids you can see through but it is best to AVOID anything with Red Dye. Coffee (without creamer), Kool-Aid, Jell-O, fat free broth or bouillon, Crystal Light, clear soda, fruit juice without pulp and popsicles without pulp are examples of clear liquids.
Please let your doctor know as soon as you can. Your doctor may have specific instructions that will help you successfully complete your prep.
Your doctor will explain the results of the procedure to you and your family members as soon as you wake up. You will be notified of any biopsy results as soon as your doctor has reviewed the results. If you have additional questions later, please contact your doctor at his office.