The process of preparing your lower gastrointestinal tract for colonoscopy is one of the most important aspects of the test. This “bowel prep” can take some time, so find a nice place to rest, a good book or movie and close proximity to a bathroom.
You will find here the instructions in PDF format for a variety of preparations, the particular preparation is based on your doctor’s recommendations.
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Capsule Endoscopy Preparation
Before the consultation: Prepare a list of all current medication and allergies to give to your doctor in order to avoid any unnecessary complications. Your doctor will also want to know of any prior abdominal surgery, swallowing problems or bowel obstructions. Lastly, inform your doctor if you have a pacemaker or other implanted electromedical devices.
Before the procedure: Fasting is required for both esophageal and bowel capsule endoscopies. For esophageal, you should fast for 2 hours before the procedure, and for small bowel, you should not eat or drink within 10 hours of surgery. Medication should not be consumed 2 hours before the procedure, and smoking should be avoided 24 hours before. Wear loose fitting, two piece clothing to the procedure.
Additional Resources: http://www.gastro.org/patient-center/procedures/capsule-endoscopy#Preparing
Upper GI Endoscopy Preparation
Before the consultation: Prepare a list of all current medication and allergies to give to your doctor in order to avoid any unnecessary complications. Your doctor will also want to know any serious medical conditions you have such as, heart, lung, and bleeding or clotting problems.
Before the procedure: It is important not to consume any food 8-10 hours prior to surgery so that the GI tract is clear and easy to examine. Follow any specific instructions that your doctor has given you.
Upper Balloon Endoscopy Preparation
Endoscopic Mucosal Resection (EMR) Preparation
Endoscopic Ultrasound Preparation
Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography (ERCP)
Radiofrequecy Ablation (RFA)