What do I need to prepare for a procedure?

If you are having an endoscopy procedure, you will be instructed on how to prepare for the exam by your doctor’s office. Information on Colonoscopies and Upper Endoscopies including the risks are also available on this site. (Note: Your doctor will give you explicit instructions on which medicines to take or not take at your office visit or when you schedule the procedure.) Please bring your insurance card(s), and emergency contact person’s name and phone number for our records. Also, have a list of your current medications and allergies. Arrange to have someone bring you and drive you home on the day of the exam. We cannot let you drive or take the bus home if you have been medicated during the exam.

We will also call you the day or two after the procedure to check on you. Please leave the best number to contact you the next day with the nurse when you check in.