Endoscopy Instructions

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To prepare for Endoscopy, follow these instructions carefully:

  • No solid food or milk products after midnight on the day before your procedure.  After midnight you may have ONLY CLEAR LIQUIDS such as black coffee, tea, soda, water, apple juice, white grape juice, excluding broth and Jell O.
  • 2 hours prior to check in: Nothing by mouth, including water, chew tobacco, cigarettes, gum or mints except for your medications with a small sip of water.
  • Take your usual medications with a small sip of water the morning of your exam including pain relievers and anti anxiety medications.  If you are taking blood thinning medications or  diabetic medications, follow the MEDICATION INSTRUCTIONS unless specified by our office with special instructions.  You may continue aspirin products.

Arrange for someone to drive you home as you will be medicated for this procedure.  You may NOT take a taxi or a bus home. You will be with us for approximately 2 hours (if scheduled at OEC) or 3 hours (if scheduled at SPA.) See our website for directions to our facility.

Call 541-868-9500 with any questions regarding these instructions or, in case of emergency, to reschedule your procedure.  Urgent concerns outside of office hours should be directed to the on call physician at 541 868 9500.


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