Preparation for gastroscopy, upper EUS, ERCP and upper balloon enteroscopy


If you have sleep apnea and you use a machine (CPAP or BIPAP), please bring your machine in for the procedure.


MEDICATIONS:

  • If you are on Warfarin/Iscover/Plavix you should contact your Doctor to discuss whether these tablets can be safely stopped before your procedure(s).

  • If you take Aspirin please cease these tablets 5 days before your colonoscopy

  • If you are Diabetic you will need to take advice regarding your medication during your colonoscopy preparation period. You should discuss this with your local doctor one week prior to your colonoscopy

  • If you are taking Iron tablets stop these five days before your colonoscopy



PREPARATION REQUIRED:
  • No food or drink for six hours prior to procedure.

  • Stop Mylanta 24 hours before test (GASTROSCOPY ONLY).

  • Stop Nexium, Somac, Pariet, Zantac & Losec for five days before test (if possible, GASTROSCOPY ONLY).


PRACTICAL MATTERS FOR THE DAY OF THE PROCEDURE:

  • No smoking or chewing gum on the day of the procedure.

  • Please wear loose comfortable clothes.

  • Please avoid wearing any jewellery.

  • Please avoid wearing any nail polish as this can interfere with the monitoring of your oxygen levels during the procedure.

  • Because of the sedative injection you will be given for the procedure you are not to drive or operate machinery until the following day so you must have someone to drive you home or we will organize a taxi for you. You cannot take public transport.


• WHAT TO BRING:

  • If you suffer from sleep apnea and you use a machine (CPAP or BIPAP), please bring your machine in for the procedure.

  • Referral from your doctor

  • Medicare card

  • Private Health Insurance card (where applicable)

  • Pension Card or Health Care Card (where applicable


If you have sleep apnea and you use a machine (CPAP or BIPAP), please bring your machine in for the procedure.