Before the procedure, you should follow these important safety rules. If not followed, your procedure may be delayed or cancelled.

  1. Do not eat or drink anything after midnight the night before your procedure unless your physician instructs otherwise. This includes food, liquids, water, candy, lozenges, gum, and chewing tobacco.
  2. Do not smoke after midnight the night before your procedure.
  3. Please do not drink any alcoholic beverages for 24 hours before your procedure.
  4. Most routine medications can be taken on the day of your procedure. However, do not take any fluid pill, sugar pill, blood thinner, or insulin on the day of your procedure. Please stop taking any herbal supplements two weeks prior to your visit. Specific instructions for your scheduled procedure will be reviewed during the phone interview.
  5. Please do not bring children to the Endoscopy Center.
  6. Please do not bring valuables such as jewelry to the Endoscopy Center.

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