Procedure Information

Many of our patients need some type of endoscopic procedure to examine the digestive system. Here you can download copies of the instructions that we use for our patients and also find the answers to frequently asked questions (FAQs, see below).

 

To view/download instruction sheets for patients, click on any of the following:

 

Colonoscopy

EGD

 

Other instruction sheets and forms can be found on Patient Forms

FAQs - Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently asked questions are listed along with their answers below.

Colonoscopy

What is a colonoscopy?

What preparation is required for my colonoscopy?

What about eating fiber for 4 days prior to the colonoscopy?

I'm having a really hard time with this low-fiber diet in the four days prior to my colonoscopy. Fresh fruits and vegetables are all that I eat! What exactly is allowed?

May I use metamucil or something similar before the colonoscopy?

May I still take my regular medications before my colonoscopy?

May I have my morning cup of coffee the day of the colonoscopy?

Isn't alcohol a clear liquid? Is it permitted before the colonoscopy?

What happens if I need to cancel my colonoscopy?

What happens if I change my insurance company before my colonoscopy?

How early do I need to arrive for my colonoscopy?

May I come alone or does someone else need to drive me home from my colonoscopy?

What medication will I receive during the colonoscopy?

What happens during the colonoscopy?

What if I have a polyp?

What are the risks of the colonoscopy?

What happens after the colonoscopy?

What happens if I have pain or lose blood after I leave?

When will I get my colonoscopy results?

Do I need to see the doctor in the office to discuss the findings of the colonoscopy?

Will my primary/referring physician receive the results of the colonoscopy?

EGD - Esophagogastroduodenoscopy

What is an EGD or EsophagoGastroDuoendoscopy?

What preparation is necessary for an EGD?

May I still take my regular medications before my EGD?

What happens if I need to cancel my EGD?

What happens if I change my insurance company before my EGD?

How early do I need to arrive for my EGD?

May I come alone or does someone need to drive me home from my EGD?

What medications are given during the EGD?

What happens during the EGD?

What are the risks of an EGD?

What happens after the EGD?

When will I get my EGD results?

Do I need to see the doctor in the office to discuss the findings of the EGD?

Will my primary/referring physician receive the results of the EGD?

Flexible Sigmoidoscopy

What is a sigmoidoscopy? How is it different from a colonoscopy?

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