EGD Prep Instructions
If you are on heart, blood pressure or diabetic medication it is important to speak with a nurse from the Endoscopy Unit before your procedure. We will be calling you 3 days before the procedure.
IT IS VERY IMPORTANT THAT WE SPEAK WITH YOU PRIOR TO YOUR PROCEDURE.
If laboratory tests have been ordered, please have them done as soon as possible, preferably as soon as you leave the office today unless otherwise instructed.
Dr. Lodhavia/Shah need the results of these tests before performing your procedure and some results take several days to complete.
- Do not eat or drink anything after midnight the night before the procedure is scheduled.
- Do not chew gum or eat hard candy, lifesavers, etc. the morning of the procedure.
- You must have a driver accompany you to the procedure unit. This person must come inside with you and will be responsible for driving you home. For your safety, we reserve the right to cancel your procedure if you arrive without a driver.You will be at the unit for a total of one hour or less.
- Please bring your driver’s license and medical insurance card with you to the unit. Also fill out the included medication list and bring it with you.
***MUST CANCEL WITHIN 48 HOURS TO AVOID $75.00 CANCELLATION FEE***