EGD Preparation

(ESOPHAGOGASTRODUODENOSCOPY)

Your exam will be scheduled through Dr. Nedley’s office.

Arrival time:

Come to the GI Laboratory 30 minutes before the test time.

Location of the exam:[/custom_headline] West Entrance Mercy Memorial Hospital (next to the heliport across the street from the mall). OR at the Main Entrance to Marshall County Medical Center in Madill.

Diet:

The evening before, do not eat after 9pm and do not drink after 12am (midnight).

Medications:

Hold all medications at midnight till after the procedure.

Blood Thinners

Coumadin (warfarin)

Plavix (Clopidogrel)

Aspirin

These and all other blood thinners should be stopped 4 days before the exam. If you are unable to stop these your primary care physician will need to make special preparations.

Arthritis Medications / Pain Relievers (NSAID’s)

Ibuprofen (Motrin, Advil)

Naprosyn (Aleve)

Mobic (Meloxicam)

Celebrex

These and all other arthritis medications (NSAID’s) should be stopped 3 days before the procedure.

Bring a list of your medications along with you to the GI lab.

Lab Tests:

If you are taking Coumadin a Protime INR test will need to be done 1-2 days before the procedure. If you are a female 55 years of age or younger, a pregnancy test is required unless you have had a tubal ligation or hysterectomy.

Transportation:

You must have a driver present to take you home before beginning the test.

Recovery:

The procedure takes approximately 15 minutes to complete. The recovery period is about 30 minutes. After discharge plan to eat a small, light meal. Further instructions will be given at the GI lab.

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