Upper GI Endoscopy Preparation
If you must cancel or reschedule your appointment, please call 678-985-2000 (72) hours prior to your scheduled appointment. There is a $100.00 cancellation fee if you fail to cancel 72 hours in advance.
You will be receiving IV (intravenous) sedation. You MUST have an adult companion (family member or friend) remain with you at the facility and to drive you home. You are not allowed to drive or leave the facility alone. Public transportation by yourself (taxi, Uber etc.) is not allowed.
If you fail to arrange acceptable transportation, your procedure will need to be rescheduled.
No DRIVING the day of your procedure.
Daily Medications: If you are taking Warfarin (Coumadin, Jantoven), Plavix (clopidigrel) Aspirin, Xarelto, Brilinta, Pradaxa, Eliquis, Effient, Lovenox or other blood thinners, consult with your prescribing physician to discuss the management of these medications at least 2 weeks before your colonoscopy. DO NOT STOP these medications without the consent of your physician.
If you take medication for high blood pressure, seizures, asthma, thyroid disease, irregular heart beat or prednisone, you must take your medications at 5 am.
The Day Before Your Exam
Do NOT eat any solid foods after 8 pm the evening before your exam. After 8 pm you may have clear liquids until 12 midnight.
|Gatorade, Pedialyte or PowerAde||Red or purple items of any kind|
|Coffee, tea (no milk or non-dairy creamer)||Alcohol|
|Carbonated and non-carbonated soft drinks||Milk or non-dairy creamer|
|Kool-Aid or other fruit flavored drinks||Juice with pulp|
|Apple juice, white cranberry or white grape juice||Hard candy|
|Jell-O, popsicles||Any liquid you cannot see through|
|Strained chicken, beef or vegetable broth|
Nothing to eat or drink after midnight.
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