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.

We are limiting the patients and people in our clinic and Oregon Endoscopy Center; drivers and family will be asked to wait outside the facility or in their cars during the procedure. If you are scheduled at OEC you will be with us for 2 hours. If you are scheduled at SPA you will be with us for 3 hours. You are having a medical procedure with sedation which requires you have a driver after your procedure. If you do not have a driver or responsible adult, we will reschedule your procedure. You cannot drive again until the next day. You may use a medical transport service, taxi or bus with a responsible adult to accompany you home. For safety reasons, we recommend that you have a responsible adult with you for a few hours after your procedure.

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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