How do I prepare for this procedure?
1. The night before your upper endoscopy: DO NOT eat or drink anything after midnight.
2. On the day of your upper endoscopy:
✔ Do not eat or drink anything.
✔ Please feel free to brush your teeth & use mouthwash. (Do NOT Swallow)
✔ Do not take ANY medicine. If you are taking Coumadin, please discuss it with the doctor.
✔ Have an escort available to bring you home.
✔ DO NOT drive OR go to work.
✔ Bring your current insurance card and a picture I.D.
DO NOT EAT FOOD, DRINK OR TAKE MEDICINE ON THE DAY OF YOUR UPPER ENDOSCOPY!
It is okay to have less than one ounce of water 4 hours before your procedure time. Do NOT take any medicine INCLUDING INSULIN, Blood Pressure, or Diabetes medicine on the day of your Upper Endoscopy.
If you have any questions about your medicine, please ask us.
Due to the nature of this procedure, you MUST have an escort to bring you home.
It is also illegal to drive after receiving sedation.
You may not go to work on the day of your Upper Endoscopy.
We are more than happy to provide a medical absence note if needed.