EGD Preparation


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.


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


Hold all medications at midnight till after the procedure.

Blood Thinners

Coumadin (warfarin)

Plavix (Clopidogrel)


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)


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.


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


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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