SIGMOIDOSCOPY PREPARATION - PLEASE READ ALL INSTRUCTIONS CAREFULLY

BASIC INFORMATION

If you are taking the following medications: Aggrenox or Aspirins, 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 taking any supplements that contain iron, please stop those 5 days prior to the procedure.

If you are on a BLOOD THINNER, please contact your Primary Care Physician (PCP) to advise that you are stopping this medication. If you have questions regarding any other medications you are taking, please call your PCP.

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

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 will need to purchase from your pharmacy: 2 – Bottles of Fleets Enema

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.

On the morning of your procedure: TWO hours prior to leaving for your procedure, you will need to administer the first Fleets Enema. You should have results within 2-5 minutes.

ONE hour prior to leaving for your procedure, you will need to administer the second Fleets Enema. You should have results within 2-5 minutes.

Preferred Position - Lying on the left side with knees flexed, or in the knee-chest position. This position helps the enema solution flow easily into the colon. Remove protective cap from the pre-lubricated rectal tube before using. Insert tube gently, pointing it in the direction of the navel about 4-6 inches. Slowly squeeze bottle to empty contents into rectum. The rubber diaphragm at the base of tube prevents accidental leakage and assures controlled flow of the enema solution. Withdraw the tube from rectum. An extra amount of solution is provided to allow for the quantity normally remaining in the bottle after squeezing. Maintain position until defecation impulse is felt, usually within 2-5 minutes.

SCHEDULING INFORMATION

CHECK IN 1 HOUR and 15 minutes 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


Physicians Surgery Center

3840 W 75th (75th & Mission), Prairie Village, KS


Overland Park Surgery Center

10601 Quivera Road, Suite 100, Overland Park, KS


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