The standard bowel prep used by our gastroenterologists is Prep Kit-C + Glycoprep. Prep Kit-C is also marketed as Prep Kit-Orange. This is readily available at all pharmacies over the counter and does not require a prescription. Please follow the instructions we provide, NOT the instructions on the box.

Firstly, if you are diabetic or taking any blood thinner/anticoagulant treatments such as Warfarin, Plavix or Aspirin PLEASE NOTIFY US. You will need to discuss your medications specifically, either with your doctor or with our practice nurse.

Please stop taking any iron supplements or antidiarrheal drugs.

Yes, you can continue taking all other medications.

  • Gastroscopy 10-15 minutes
  • Colonoscopy 20-30 minutes
  • Flexible Sigmoidoscopy 10-15 minutes
  • Gastroscopy and Colonoscopy 40-50 minutes.
  • Double balloon enteroscopy ??
  • Therapeutic interventions will lengthen the time of procedure.

For most patients, from admission to discharge takes 4 hours.

No, after the light sedation associated with your procedure you are not allowed to drive home (or operate machinery). Please arrange someone to pick you up after your procedure. The Day Procedure Staff will phone them once you are ready to be picked up. In most cases, you will be able to drive the next day following your scope.

No, the hospital requires you to have someone stay with you overnight the night after your procedure. 

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