How to Prepare for Your EGD

DO NOT EAT OR DRINK ANYTHING AFTER MIDNIGHT THE NIGHT BEFORE YOUR PROCEDURE.

IF YOU TAKE BP, ASTHMA, OR SEIZURE MEDICATION PLEASE TAKE IT WITH A SMALL SIP OF WATER AS PRESCRIBED 2-4 HOURS BEFORE YOUR PROCEDURE.  OTHERWISE DO NOT EAT OR DRINK ANYTHING BEFORE YOUR PROCEDURE.  YOU MAY BRING MEDICATIONS AND A SNACK TO TAKE AFTER YOUR PROCEDURE.

IMPORTANT: DO NOT TAKE PLAVIX FIVE (5) DAYS PRIOR TO THE PROCEDURE. DO NOT TAKE COUMADIN OR WARFARIN THREE (3) DAYS PRIOR TO THE PROCEDURE AND DO NOT TAKE LOVENOX 24 HOURS PRIOR TO PROCEDURE. THESE MEDICATIONS CAUSE THE BLOOD TO THIN. TYLENOL IS OKAY TO TAKE FOR HEADACHES OR PAIN.

NOTIFY THE DOCTOR IF YOU ARE TAKING BLOOD THINNING MEDICATION.

YOU MUST HAVE A DRIVER TO ACCOMPANY YOU TO AND FROM THE FACILITY. YOUR DRIVER MUST COME INTO THE FACILITY TO SIGN YOUR TRANSPORTATION AGREEMENT PRIOR TO YOUR PROCEDURE.

Due to the procedure you are having please be prepared to be here a minimum of 2 - 4 hours.

IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS, PLEASE CONTACT US AT (901) 272-7200. (OFFICE HOURS: 7:30 A.M. - 4:30 P.M.)

CLEAR LIQUID DIET

This diet provides fluids that leave little residue and are easily absorbed with minimal digestive activity. This diet is inadequate in all essential nutrients and is recommended only if clear liquids are temporarily needed. NO RED,BLUE or PURPLE liquids, no milk, or gum should be consumed! Do not eat any solid foods all day the day before your procedure. DIABETIC PATIENTS should consume liquids that contain sugar, NOT SUGAR FREE.

FOOD GROUP
FOODS ALLOWED
FOODS TO AVOID
Milk And Beverages Tea (decaffeinated or reglar) Milk, milk drinks NO red or purple liquids! No carbonated beverages, fruit flavored drinks.
Meats and Meat Substitutes None All
Vegetables None All
Fruits/Fruit Juices Strained fruit juices: apple, white grape, lemonade Fruit juices with unstrained fruit
Grains & Starches None All
Soups Clear broth, consommé All others
Desserts Jello (no red, blue, or purple); Popsicles (no red, blue, or purple) All others
Fats None All
Miscellaneous Sugar, honey, syrup, clear hard candy, salt All others
     
BREAKFAST LUNCH DINNER
White grape juice, clear broth, Jell-O*, tea Apple juice, clear broth, Jell-O*, tea Lemonade, clear broth, Jell-O*, tea
 
*PLAIN ONLY, NO FRUIT OR TOPPINGS
 

PLEASE BRING INSURANCE INFORMATION ON THE DAY OF THE APPOINTMENT

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