EGD PREPARATION - PLEASE READ ALL INSTRUCTIONS CAREFULLY

BASIC INFORMATION

If you are taking any aspirin products or NSAIDS please stop these 5 days prior to procedure. If you are taking Blood thinners like Coumadin/ Jantoven/Warfarin/Halfprin/Heparin/Plavix/ Clopidogul/Effient/Pradaxa, please stop these 5 days prior to procedure. If you are taking Xarelto please stop it 72 hours prior to procedure. If you are taking Eliquis please stop it 48 hours prior to procedure.

If you are on a BLOOD THINNER, please contact your Primary Care Physician (PCP) to advise that you are stopping this medication.

Please hold Proton Pump Inhibitors for 3 days prior (Nexium, Prilosec (omeprazole), Zegerid (omeprazole/Sodium bicarb), Dexilant, Protonix (pantoprazole), Prevacid (lansoprazole), and Aciphex)

Must hold H2 blockers for 48 hours prior (Famotidine (Pepcid), Cimetidine (Tagamet), Ranitidine (Zantac), Nizatidine (Axid)

Must hold Reglan, erythromycin, and Domperidone 24 hours prior to exam.

Must hold antacids/Tums after midnight the night before.

DIABETIC PATIENTS: PLEASE CONTACT YOUR PCP PRIOR TO YOUR PROCEDURE FOR DIABETIC MANAGEMENT OF MEDICATIONS.

If you have questions regarding any other medications you are taking, please call your PCP

You will need to take the day off from work and have someone with at the facility while you are there. This person will drive you home. The facility will not release you without a responsible person to sign you out. You and your driver should plan on being at the facility a total of 2-3 hours.

Please note: There is a 2 BUSINESS DAY Cancellation policy for all services. If we do not receive at least a 2 BUSINESS DAY notice, you will be charged for the missed Procedure.

If you are a new patient to our office, please bring with you the New Patient Packet that was included with these instructions.

PREP INSTRUCTIONS

You may have NOTHING BY MOUTH (no liquids and no food) after midnight.

DO NOT HAVE: Solid foods, milk or milk products are not allowed. Avoid anything with red, orange, or purple coloring.

Approved liquids: You may have water, tea, and coffee without cream, any juice without pulp, soda, bouillon, Gatorade and flavored Jell-O - Only drink something that you can see through when holding it up to the light. AGAIN NOTHING BY MOUTH 4 HOURS PRIOR TO CHECK IN FOR YOUR PROCEDURE.

TAKE ALL HEART AND BLOOD PRESSURE MEDICATION WITH A SIP OF WATER @ 6:00 AM THE DAY OF YOUR PROCEDURE. ALL OTHER MEDICATIONS MAY BE TAKEN AFTER THE PROCEDURE.

SCHEDULING INFORMATION

CHECK IN 1 HOUR PRIOR TO ABOVE TIME

Menorah Medical Center

Entrance B – Outpatient Registration

5721 W 119th (119th & Nall), Overland Park, KS


Research Medical Center

2330 E Meyer Blvd Medical Office Bldg

(not through main hospital lobby)

Kansas City, MO 64132


PLEASE CALL US FOR RESULTS 7 – 10 BUSINESS DAYS AFTER PROCEDURE