Below are links to information addressing some of the most common questions asked by our patients. If you cannot find
what you are looking for here, please contact our office and a member of our staff will be happy to help you.
Detailed instructions are listed under of each procedure. You can download from our website and print them at your
Low-dose aspirin (75 and 81 mg) no longer needs to be discontinued for gastrointestinal procedures. You may also take
it on the day of the procedure. May recommend stopping higher doses of aspirin at least 5 days before. If you have
taken it by mistake, your procedures can still be completed safely. Additional precautions will be taken during the
procedure. Please notify your gastroenterologist and anesthesiologist when you check-in for your procedure.
These medicines have a slight increase in risk for bleeding. Procedure can still be completed safely. Please notify
your gastroenterologist and anesthesiologist when you check-in for your procedure.
Unfortunately, there is no perfect laxative prep that works for everybody. If this happens, please purchase Fleet’s
enema over the counter and use two enemas 30 minutes apart before you leave your house. If you need an additional
enema, we can make arrangements to give this to you prior to your colonoscopy. Please notify the staff when you check-in
for your procedure
The day before your colonoscopy, you need to be on a clear liquid diet. If you have any other types of food for breakfast,
we can still successfully complete your colonoscopy. You may need enemas as mentioned in the previous question. If
you have eaten lunch and/or dinner, we advise you not to proceed with your colonoscopy. Please call office during
regular business hours and cancel the procedure.
Unfortunately, there are no exceptions to this policy. We are unable to administer sedation without such arrangements.
On certain occasions, where it is not possible to arrange a driver, procedures may be performed without sedation.
Please contact our office to see if this can be arranged
Unfortunately, this is not permitted. We need a responsible adult to sign some papers and listen to our instructions
before you leave the facility.
We no longer call patients to give them their results. If results are urgent, the office will contact you to discuss
these. Otherwise, you doctor or nurse practitioner will discuss these with you at your follow up.
We no longer call patients to give them their results. If results are urgent, the office will contact you to
discuss these. Otherwise, you doctor or nurse practitioner will discuss these with you at your follow up.
If you have a fever of 101 or higher within 48 hours of your procedure, we advise you to contact office at regular
business hours to reschedule. Contact your PCP to be evaluated for fever. If you have low grade fever, it should be
ok to proceed with your procedure. If you have an asthma attack or feel you are short of breath or wheezing, please
contact office to reschedule.
In some cases, we can refill a prescription without seeing you in office. If you have not been seen for 12 months or
longer (6 months in some cases), we are unable to refill your prescription over the phone. We get hundreds of prescription
refill requests and please be advised that it might take 3 to 5 days before this can be taken care of. Do not wait
untill the last minute. Thanks for your understanding.