♦ DO NOT EAT OR DRINK ANYTHING AFTER MIDNIGHT THE DAY OF PROCEDURE. THIS INCLUDES NO WATER!
♦ NO INSULIN or oral DIABETES MEDICATION the morning of the procedure. You may take your other scheduled medications as prescribed by your primary care physician.
♦ Please bring your insurance cards.
♦ Please bring a list of your medications and allergies.
♦ SOMEONE MUST ACCOMPANY YOU TO DRIVE YOU HOME. If you do not have someone to drive you home, your procedure will be rescheduled. You will receive medications which will make it dangerous for you to drive or work for the following 24 hours.
Please note: Although the actual procedure may take a short time, the time spent in the Endoscopy Lab could be longer. Time is spent on interviews with nursing personnel, preparation with medications, and recovery after the procedure. We appreciate your patience and understanding.