Your physician's office will give you instructions to prepare for your procedure. Your stomach should be completely empty for the procedure. Patients are commonly asked not to eat or drink after midnight the night before their procedure. If you have questions regarding your instructions, please contact your physician's office.
Prior to your procedure, please let your physician know if you are taking insulin or a blood thinner such as Coumadin, aspirin or an aspirin-like product. Please let your doctor know if you require antibiotics prior to dental examinations since you may need antibiotics prior to your upper GI endoscopy.
On the day of your procedure, please bring a list of the prescribed and over-the-counter medications you are currently taking.
What will happen on the day of my exam?
For more information, please call Lifespan Health Connection: 401-444-4800 or 1-800-927-1230.