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PREPARATION FOR PROCEDURES

Esophogastroduodenoscopy

For the best possible examination, you need to have a completely empty stomach. This means you will need to have nothing by mouth for at least 6-8 hours and preferably overnight before the procedure. Be sure to inform your doctor about any medication you take and the physician can direct you about which medicines you should take. You will also need to refrain from taking blood thinners or any medication containing aspirin or ibuprofen for 5 days before your procedure. If you receive any sedation, you will need for someone to take you home since it would not be safe your you to drive.

Colonoscopy

The colon must be completely clean for the procedure to be accurate and complete. Your physician will give you detailed instructions about diet and the cleansing routine to be used. This usually consists of either the consumption of a large volume of a special cleansing solution or several days of clear liquids, laxatives and enemas prior to the examination. Be sure to follow the instructions carefully, or the examination may need to be repeated. You will also need to refrain from taking any blood thinners or any medication containing aspirin or ibuprofen for 5 days before your procedure. If you receive any sedation, you will need someone to take you home since it would not be safe for you to drive.

 

 

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Frank Faris, M.D.

3150 N. Tenaya Way, Suite 590
Las Vegas, NV 89128
Office: 702-483-5515
Fax: 702-483-5484
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Downloadable Forms

Preparation for Colonoscopy - PDF
Preparation for EGD - PDF
Patient Registration Packet - PDF

 

 

     
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