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Suprep Colonoscopy Prep

Purchase:
Suprep Bowel Prep kit (prescription)

DAY BEFORE THE PROCEDURE:

Follow the Colonoscopy Diet Instructions available here. This is very important and will help assure a clean prep and thorough exam.

You will begin a liquid diet 24 hours before your procedure.

Part 1. At about 6pm the day before your procedure mix the first bottle of your prep. Pour one 6 ounce bottle of Suprep into the mixing container. Add cool drinking water to the 16 ounce line on the container and mix. Drink all the liquid in the container. Important, you must drink 2-3 more 16oz cups of water over the next hour after drinking the Suprep. The more fluids you drink the cleaner you will be. You can continue to drink clear liquids until you go to bed.

Part 2. Starting 10 hours before you scheduled procedure time pour the second 6 ounce bottle of Suprep into the mixing container. Add cool drinking water to the 16 ounce line on the container and mix. Drink all the liquid in the container. Important, you must drink 2-3 more 16oz cups of water over the next hour after drinking the Suprep. You can drink clear liquids of your choice up to 8 hours before your procedure but must finish all bowel prep and oral intake by 8 hours before your procedure.

If your procedure is scheduled for real early in the morning (6-8am) you may find it more convenient to just take the whole prep the day before instead of trying to split it into two doses. Start Part 1 at noon the day before and Part 2 at 10pm. However, if you can spit it as above it does work better.

DAY OF THE PROCEDURE:

Arrive at the endoscopy center one hour prior to your appointment with ONLY your driver’s license, insurance card and someone to drive you home. You will NOT be allowed to drive yourself home due to the sedation. You must bring your friend or relative with you to your appointment. You ARE NOT allowed to go home by taxi or BUS. If this is not followed then your procedure will be canceled and rescheduled and could be subjected to a fee. All personal items need to remain at home, you will not need your purse or wallet or jewelry during your colonoscopy.

The endoscopy center will be calling you to get medical history from you over the phone. The center is not in the same office as your doctor, so please be aware that the medical staff for the endoscopy center may call you.

Please let us know if you have any questions- we want your experience to be as safe as possible.


Osmoprep Colonoscopy Prep

Purchase:
Osmoprep tablets from the pharmacy (prescription)
Small box of dulcolax tablets (no prescription needed)
6 pack of 12oz cans of ginger ale

DAY BEFORE THE PROCEDURE:

Follow the Colonoscopy Diet Instructions available here. This is very important and will help assure a clean prep and thorough exam. You will begin a liquid diet 24 hours before your scheduled procedure time.

Part 1. At about 6pm the day before your procedure take 4 tablets of the Osmoprep with 8oz of water every 15 minutes for a total of 20 tablets. After completing this drink a can of ginger ale. Take 2 of the dulcolax tablets at bedtime. It is very important that you drink at least 72oz of clear liquids during this bowel prep to reduce the risk of dehydration. You can continue to drink clear liquids until you go to bed.

Part 2. 10 hours before your scheduled procedure take 4 tablets of Osmoprep with 8oz of water every 15 minutes for a total of 12 tablets. After completing this drink a can of ginger ale. You can drink clear liquids of your choice up to 8 hours before your procedure but must finish all bowel prep and oral intake by 8 hours before your procedure.

If your procedure is scheduled for real early in the morning (6-8am) you may find it more convenient to just take the whole prep the day before instead of trying to split it into two doses. Start Part 1 at noon the day before and Part 2 at 10pm. However, if you can spit it as above it does work better.

DAY OF THE PROCEDURE:

Arrive at the endoscopy center one hour prior to your appointment with ONLY your driver’s license, insurance card and someone to drive you home. You will NOT be allowed to drive yourself home due to the sedation. You must bring your friend or relative with you to your appointment. You ARE NOT allowed to go home by taxi or BUS. If this is not followed then your procedure will be canceled and rescheduled and could be subjected to a fee. All personal items need to remain at home, you will not need your purse or wallet or jewelry during your colonoscopy.

The endoscopy center will be calling you to get medical history from you over the phone. The center is not in the same office as your doctor, so please be aware that the medical staff for the endoscopy center may call you.

Please let us know if you have any questions- we want your experience to be as safe as possible.

** There have been rare reports of kidney damage when using this type of colon prep in patients on certain blood pressure medications and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications. The risk is reduced if you drink a lot of fluids and stay hydrated. If you wish to switch to a different prep due to this risk let us know.


Nulytely Colonoscopy Prep

Purchase:
4L NuLYTELY bowel prep (prescription)
Small box dulcolax tablets (no prescription)

DAY BEFORE THE PROCEDURE:

Follow the Colonoscopy Diet Instructions available here. This is very important and will help assure a clean prep and thorough exam. You will begin a liquid diet 24 hours before your procedure.

Part 1. Mix the NuLYTELY powder in the provided 4 liter container and place in the refrigerator to chill. You can add flavor pack or Crystal Light (not red or purple) for flavor. At noon take both (2) the dulcolax tablets. Then starting about 6pm start drinking the bowel prep at the rate of about one 8 oz glass every 15 minutes until half the liquid is gone. Save the other half for the morning of your procedure. Splitting the bowel prep up like this does a better job of cleaning the colon than taking it all at once. You can continue to drink clear liquids until you go to bed.

Part 2. Starting 10 hours before your procedure drink the second half of the bowel prep you saved from the day before. Finish it over about 1-2 hours. You can drink clear liquids of your choice up to 8 hours before your procedure but must finish all bowel prep and oral intake by 8 hours before your procedure.

If your procedure is scheduled for real early in the morning (6-8am) you may find it more convenient to just drink the whole 4 liter container of NuLYTELY the night before instead of trying to split it into two doses.

DAY OF THE PROCEDURE:

Arrive at the endoscopy center one hour prior to your appointment with ONLY your driver’s license, insurance card and someone to drive you home. You will NOT be allowed to drive yourself home due to the sedation. You must bring your friend or relative with you to your appointment. You ARE NOT allowed to go home by taxi or BUS. If this is not followed then your procedure will be canceled and rescheduled and could be subjected to a fee. All personal items need to remain at home, you will not need your purse or wallet or jewelry during your colonoscopy.

The endoscopy center will be calling you to get medical history from you over the phone. The center is not in the same office as your doctor, so please be aware that the medical staff for the endoscopy center may call you.

Please let us know if you have any questions- we want your experience to be as safe as possible.


Moviprep Colonoscopy Prep

DAY BEFORE THE PROCEDURE:

Follow the Colonoscopy Diet Instructions available here. This is very important and will help assure a clean prep and thorough exam. You will begin a liquid diet 24 hours before your procedure.

Part 1. The day before your procedure empty one Pouch A and one Pouch B into the mixing container. Add lukewarm drinking water to the top line of the container and mix to dissolve. You can then refrigerate it if you want. At about 6pm start drinking the liquid at the rate of about 8 ounces (one of the marks on the container) every 15 minutes until the full liter is consumed. Then drink 16 ounces or more of a clear liquid of your choice. The more you drink the cleaner you will be. You can continue to drink clear liquids until you go to bed.

Part 2. Starting 10 hours before your scheduled procedure empty one Pouch A and one Pouch B into the mixing container. Add lukewarm drinking water to the top line of the container and mix to dissolve. Again you can mix this early and refrigerate it if you want. Start drinking the liquid at the rate of about 8 ounces (one of the marks on the container) every 15 minutes until the full liter is consumed. Then drink 16 ounces or more of water. You can drink clear liquids of your choice up to 8 hours before your procedure but must finish all bowel prep and oral intake by 8 hours before your procedure.

If your procedure is scheduled for real early in the morning (6-8am) you may find it more convenient to just take the whole prep the day before instead of trying to split it into two doses. Start Part 1 at noon the day before and Part 2 at 10pm. However, if you can spit it as above it does work better.

DAY OF THE PROCEDURE:

Arrive at the endoscopy center one hour prior to your appointment with ONLY your driver’s license, insurance card and someone to drive you home. You will NOT be allowed to drive yourself home due to the sedation. You must bring your friend or relative with you to your appointment. You ARE NOT allowed to go home by taxi or BUS. If this is not followed then your procedure will be canceled and rescheduled and could be subjected to a fee. All personal items need to remain at home, you will not need your purse or wallet or jewelry during your colonoscopy.

The endoscopy center will be calling you to get medical history from you over the phone. The center is not in the same office as your doctor, so please be aware that the medical staff for the endoscopy center may call you.

Please let us know if you have any questions- we want your experience to be as safe as possible.


Unique Gastroenterology Procedure Developed In Adults Shows Promise In Pediatrics

Source: Medical News Today

The use of device-assisted enteroscopy, a technique that allows complete examination of the small bowel, may be just as successful pediatrics as it has been in adult medicine, according to a study from Nationwide Children’s Hospital.

One of these techniques known as Double-Balloon Enteroscopy (DBE), a procedure readily available in adults, allows doctors to reach parts of the small intestine that cannot be reached using standard endoscopic procedures. Due to access issues and size limitations, DBE is rarely considered an option in pediatrics. As a result, little is known about this technique in children.


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