Endoscopic Ultrasound (EUS) Instructions

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Arrive at check in time, checking in at the Surgical Procedure Area (SPA) which is on the 3rd floor of Sacred Heart Medical Center at RiverBend located at 3333 RiverBend Dr.  Springfield, Oregon 97477.  You will park  in parking structure S.

To prepare for EGD/EUS, follow these instructions carefully:

  • No solid food or milk products after midnight on the day prior to your procedure.  After midnight you may have ONLY CLEAR LIQUIDS such as black coffee, tea, soda pop, broth, water, etc.  You should have nothing by mouth including water 4 hours prior to check in day of your procedure except for your medications. 
  • 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 at SPA an approximate total of 3‑4 hours.

Call 541‑868‑9500, option 2 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.