Before Your Procedure
♦ Any special lab work or X-rays necessary for your procedure will be arranged by your physician prior to the date of your procedure.
♦ If you have an infection, fever or noticeable change in your health since your last office visit, inform your doctor before you arrive at Endoscopy Center of Arkansas.
♦ Follow the list of instructions if you are scheduled to conduct a bowel prep prior to your procedure.
♦ DO NOT EAT OR DRINK ANYTHING AFTER MIDNIGHT. (This includes candy, water, coffee, chewing gum, etc.) If you eat or drink anything, your procedure will be cancelled and rescheduled. Prescription medications authorized by your physician may be taken with a small sip of water.
♦ Follow all specific instructions given by your physician.
♦ If possible, refrain from using any form of tobacco at least 24 hour prior to procedure.
♦ If you take Coumadin or any other blood thinner, please notify your physician immediately. Do not take aspirin products one week prior to your procedure.