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If you are over 50 The American Cancer Society recommends colon cancer screening. Our open access program allows you to schedule a colonoscopy without a lengthy referral process. Learn more

For Patients

Gastroenterology

Instructions for EGD

Follow these Instructions Carefully

*Failure to comply with these instructions may result in a cancellation of your procedure.

  • NO food or drink after midnight the night before your test.
  • You will be sedated for the test and must have someone to drive you home. 
  • DO NOT take any aspirin or anti-inflammatory drugs (ex…ibuprofen, aleve, naproxen) for 4 days prior to your exam. If you are on Coumadin, Plavix, Pradaxa or any other blood thinner, ask your physician for additional instructions.
  • Bring a list of your current medications.
  • You will be asked to remove any dentures/partials, eye glasses, hearing aides, or facial piercings for the procedure.
  • A local anesthetic (Cetacaine) may be applied to your throat to help with your gag reflex. Due to this, you will not be able to eat or drink for 1 hour after your procedure. 
  • Expect to have an Intravenous device (IV) placed at the facility for your test. This will be used for your sedation.
  • Plan on taking the entire day off work, school, etc... 
  • You are not be permitted to drive, drink alcohol, operate machinery or sign any legal documents the entire day of your test due to the sedation you will receive.
  • Plan on being at the facility for about 2 hours dependent on the preparation time, procedure time, recovery time, and arrival time of physician. 

For questions or cancellations please call the office at 330-753-6643