Upper endoscopy or EGD requires only that the patient has fasted throughout the night, we generally ask to have nothing else to eat or drink after 10 pm the night before the procedure.
Colonoscopy requires a cleansing prep in order to safely examine the walls of your colon. Specific instructions should be given and explained to you at the time your procedure is scheduled. This prep may start working immediately. You should anticipate being in and out of the bathroom throughout this process.
If you have questions regarding the exam, please ask the office staff or physician at the time of your appointment. Please be aware that it is VERY important to complete your prep as instructed in order to be clean for your exam.
PLEASE NOTE THE “NOTHING TO DRINK AFTER” TIME LISTED ON YOUR PREP INSTRUCTIONS!!! It is very important you stop all intake, including water, at the time written on your instructions.
For other procedures such as sigmoidoscopy or capsule endoscopy, you will receive modified prep instructions at the time your appointment is scheduled.