Procedure Prep

For the best and safest examination, the stomach must be completely empty. You should have nothing to eat or drink, including water, for approximately 6 hours before the examination. Your doctor will be more specific about the time to begin fasting, depending on the time of day that your test is scheduled.

It is best to inform your doctor of your current medications including over-the-counter pain relievers, vitamins, and herbal supplements. It is also important to inform your physician of any medication or latex allergies. Also, you should notify your physician if you are taking any blood thinners such as Aspirin, Coumadin, Plavix, Aggrenox, Ticlid, or Persantine.

EGD Test (Esophagogastroduodenoscopy)

This exam involves guiding a tubular, flexible instrument through your mouth and into your esophagus, stomach, and first portion of your small intestine.


Flexible Sigmoidoscopy

This procedure involves guiding a flexible, lighted tube-like instrument into the rectum and lower colon.


Wireless Capsule Endoscopy

This is a procedure that uses a tiny wireless camera to take pictures of your digestive tract. A capsule endoscopy camera sits inside a vitamin-size capsule you swallow. As the capsule travels through your digestive tract, the camera takes thousands of pictures that are transmitted to a recorder you wear on a belt around your waist.


ERCP Exam (Endoscopic retrograde cholangio pancreatography)

This procedure combines an upper gastrointestinal (GI) endoscopy and x-rays to treat problems of the bile and pancreatic ducts.

Patient Information
Do not eat or drink anything after midnight the night before the procedure, or 6 to 8 hours prior to, depending on the time of your procedure. A small amount of liquid may be taken in order to swallow any essential medications.

Colonoscopy (Golytely)

This procedure involves the endoscopic examination of the large bowel and the distal part of the small bowel with a CCD camera or a fiber optic camera on a flexible tube passed through the anus.


Colonoscopy (Miralax)

This procedure involves the endoscopic examination of the large bowel and the distal part of the small bowel with a CCD camera or a fiber optic camera on a flexible tube passed through the anus.


Colonoscopy (MOVIPREP)

This procedure involves the endoscopic examination of the large bowel and the distal part of the small bowel with a CCD camera or a fiber optic camera on a flexible tube passed through the anus.


Colonoscopy (PLENVU)

This procedure involves the endoscopic examination of the large bowel and the distal part of the small bowel with a CCD camera or a fiber optic camera on a flexible tube passed through the anus.

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