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Procedure Preparation

COLONOSCOPY

In order to allow the physician to examine the entire length of the large intestine (colon) a liquid preparation taken by mouth is required. It is important to take the preparation as directed and notify the physician performing the procedure if you are unable to take it for any reason. If you do not take the liquid preparation the physician will not be able to examine the colon adequately and the procedure will be cancelled.

Commonly prescribed oral preparations are Nulytely, Colytely, Miralax, Prepopik, Fleets Phospo Soda Prep Kit and Citrate of Magnesia. The preparation is up to the discretion of the physician performing the procedure not CCEC. Each preparation comes with a set of specific instructions. Please review these instructions at least two days prior to your procedure to make sure you are clear on its use. However, if you have any questions about the prepration you were prescribed please contact your physician's office.

Please remember that a successful colonoscopy requires a complete and through bowel preparation.

UPPER ENDOSCOPY

Usually the only preparation for upper endoscopy is to abstain from food and liquids after midnight prior to your procedure.  Some physicians will allow a patient who is having a procedure late in the day (after 2pm) to drink small amounts of clear liquids four hours before the scheduled procedure. However this is not the case with all physicians.  Please refer to the specific instructions from your physician.

LIVER BIOPSY

As in upper endoscopy, the only preparation is avoiding food or liquids after midnight. Please refer to your specific instructions from your physician.

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