ENDOSCOPY PREPARATION


Upper Endoscopy (EGD) and / or Endoscopic Ultrasound (EUS)

Date of Procedure: ___________________             Arrival Time: ___________________

Location of Procedure:
_____ Cape Health Surgery Center 665 Del Prado Blvd. S Cape Coral 33990 right across the street from the Cape Coral Hospital.
_____ Cape Coral Hospital 636 Del Prado Blvd. S. Cape Coral 33990 – main entrance first left into outpatient services.

Remember you must have someone to drive you home.

Instructions

You have been scheduled to undergo an upper Endoscopy. Please follow these instructions carefully so the examination will be successful.

After midnight on _______________ you may not have anything to eat, chew, or drink (no water).

On _______________ the day of your procedure you may continue to have CLEAR LIQUIDS ONLY until 4 HOURS PRIOR to your arrival time. Please note if you drink any liquids within the 4 hour window your procedure will be delayed or cancelled

If your procedure is scheduled for late afternoon (after 2pm) you may take your pills with a small glass (less than 8 ounces) of water prior to 8AM on the day of your procedure.

BLOOD THINNERS

If you take blood thinners you may be at an increased risk of bleeding if tissue is removed. You may continue aspirin unless otherwise instructed to stop by your doctor. The risk of stopping your blood thinner must be individualized for each patient. If you had a stent placement within the past 12 months or have a history of TIA’s, talk to your physician before stopping these medications. Please remind staff at the Endoscopy unit that you are taking blood thinners.

Stop taking: Coumadin Plavix Other _______________ on _______________

Please resume your medication after the procedure is completed or as directed by the doctor.

DIABETIC INSTRUCTIONS

INSULIN DEPENDENT: On the day prior to your procedure you should give yourself one half of your normal evening dose. The morning of your procedure, you are not to take any insulin. After the procedure and you have eaten a meal you should give yourself one half of your normal morning dosage. Resume your normal dosage after this.

DIABETICS ON ORAL MEDICATION: The morning of your procedure you are not to take your diabetic medication. After the procedure and when you have eaten your meal take your normal dosage.

Your procedure will take approximately 30 minutes. You will spend 30 minutes in the recovery room. You will be able to resume normal activities the day after the procedure unless otherwise instructed.

OTHER INSTRUCTIONS

On the day of the procedure please refrain from smoking. Bring a complete medication list, your insurance information, your glasses, and if you are asthmatic your inhalers.

Your procedure will take approximately 60 minutes. You will spend 30 minutes in the recovery room. You will be able to resume normal activities the day after the procedure unless otherwise instructed.

Make sure you take your blood pressure and heart medications day before and day of procedure.


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